Dental Implant Success

Dental Implant Success

Dental implant success is a product of the entire dental team working for the general welfare of the patient.

Success does not end with placement of dental implants.

This is the start of a renewed sense of improved oral health.

Patients come to our office for free dental consultations regarding evaluation of the various implant systems available.

Dental implants provide an opportunity for patients to smile again and restore  the jaws where teeth have been missing for years.

The Dental profession has undergone major improvements in success rates for long term restorative care.

Dental implants have been the gold standard in the replacement of functional teeth.

We often hear and read the fact that digestion starts in the mouth.

An inability to effectively chew your food will not give you adequate nutrients locked within the healthy foods we consume.

Blenders are a good source for breaking down food sources to take advantage of nutrients.

An inability to chew effectively overworks the body.

A lot of energy is used in the digestion of food.

For this reason you will understand why we are told to periodically fast and cut down on late night snacks.

Energy is better spent assisting the body in fighting off pathogens and healing from whatever ails us.

A healthy body improves the quality and quantity of the jaw bone as a whole.

Dental Implant Success is also dependent upon adequate bone support.

There is no mystery that a healthy sub-structure is more stable than one where the patient consumes massive quantities of unhealthy substances.

I often talk to patients who have transformed their overall health by changing food consumption making healthier choices.

Eating to live is always better than living to eat all the harmful consumables we enjoy.

Those who have followed our blog will understand the harmful effects of high doses of sugar.

America is known for abusing sugar on a daily basis.

This is one reason why the American diet full of hidden sugars is so dangerous.

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Dental Implant success is developed through thorough planning for predictable treatment results.

The dental community has not been able to stop the destruction of bone fabricating dentures.

We tell our patients most of bone destruction occurs within one year after the extraction of teeth.

An adequate consultation helps to prepare the patient’s emotional state before teeth are extracted.

For this reason alternative treatment plans are introduced that save or replace teeth where possible.

While dentures can help to restore form to facial features, a better plan would be to preserve healthy teeth and bone where feasible.

The emotional state of a patient improves when hope is given the dental team will provide the best treatment possible.

Not all teeth are salvageable due to periodontal disease and tooth decay.

It is vital to the success of the patient’s case that the dental team leaves no stones unturned in the planning of the treatment plan.

Dental implants have a success rate averaging 98% when placed by highly trained teams.

Radiology CT scans, medical and dental evaluations, bone scans and analysis all help to see the total patient.

Viewing all the parameters of a dental implant case along with highly trained and skilled team members, are the reasons for extremely high success rates and long term stability.

Treatment planning is done with close attention placed upon basic design principles in engineering.

The science of Dental Implantology formulates the correct load to be placed upon an implant case with computer programing.

Cases are diagnosed in software programs for maximum accuracy and efficiency.

Computer technology scans and mills the dental components.

Viewing a robot fabricating dental implant parts at a factory in Yorba Linda, California,  places in perspective the precision involved in this science with an excellent history of over forty years.

The most difficult denture to wear in most cases is the mandibular prosthesis, unstable because of the tongue and poor bone support.

It becomes much more stable with the placement of a minimum of two dental implants.

Proper case design would recommend the placement of four implants for greater stability.

Dental implant success is gained through case management using basic engineering concepts, computer generated solutions, highly trained dental teams, skilled in the placement and delivery of dental implant systems.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference: George Duello, D.D.S. Masters Institute (All day seminar, KC  Dental Implant Society 4/26/13).