The science behind dental implants is truly amazing to those who study this technology.
Great benefits in the field of science come to us each time a space mission is completed.
Dental implants have been in existence for the past 50 years, fabricated from a titanium alloy.
Yorba Linda, California, is home to a leader in the industry of dental implant technology, Nobel Biocare.
They exist as one of those creative companies on the cutting edge of this technology.
A recent tour of their facility will help you to understand exactly why they are known as a leader in the science behind dental implants.
The greater Kansas City Dental Implant Society is in Yorba Linda today to hear noted clinician and speaker, Dr. Nader Salib, an oral and maxilofacial surgeon.
He practices in Catalina Island, California, a beautiful and picturesque area of the country.
Arriving at the business complex for our meeting reminds me of Silicon Valley. This nickname was designated for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area in the northern part of California.
The valley in its name refers to the Santa Clara Valley in Santa Clara County. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Valley
America remains a leader in creativity throughout the world.
Look at Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Boeing and Hallmark Cards to name a few companies spawned from the creative minds of inspired individuals.
Dr. Salib informed his audience of dental professionals that inadequate hard tissue is a major problem that dentists must address in the placement of dental implants.
After understanding the science behind dental implants bone quantity and quality are major factors.
We were informed state of the art technology calls for proper treatment planning and computer guided implant surgery.
Guided surgery greatly reduces the risk of improperly placing implants.
The surgeon will use this technique with bone scans providing 3 dimensional orientation in the overall planning.
Defects and irregularities in the bony anatomy are readily identified after visualization with 3 dimnsional scans.
Patients that undergo tooth extraction procedures are thankful to know the remaining jawbone can be preserved at the time teeth are removed.
Synthetic bone grafting procedures restore defects remaining after tooth extraction.
In general tooth loss leads to bone loss.
Disuse atrophy is well known when teeth are loss, similar to a patient confined to a wheelchair.
Muscles and bone tissue become smaller from disuse.
Patients must understand their role in this process to not procrastinate getting an early consultation
for the best possible treatment outcome.
Dentist study the science behind implants to also educate patients about the role they play in seeking needed care.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, DDS http://dentist4you.biz
Pacific Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio