New Data on Dental Implants Shows Promise
- Posted on: Dec 29 2017
Although dental implants were first developed over half a century ago, the widespread use of this tooth replacement technique only began about thirty years ago. What this has meant for research is that time has been needed to gain a better understanding of the potential of dental implant treatment as a permanent form of tooth replacement. New data is promising and makes us even more excited to have the ability to help patients from Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville restore function and beauty to their smiles.
What a new 30-year study on dental implants has demonstrated is that 100% of implants could last at least this long. Of course, some of this success is related to the technique itself, and some are up to a patient commitment to the entire process. The choices made by patients matter. Fortunately, they aren’t very difficult and, in many cases, the selected dental team is right there to help.
One of the first matters to address is whether or not a person is a good candidate for treatment. Studies have suggested that most people can enjoy successful treatment, even if some degree of bone loss has occurred. Where the biggest risks seem to lie is in patients who smoke, due to the lack of oxygenation of oral tissue.
It isn’t necessary to have an oral surgeon perform dental implant treatment, and there is no formal certification to be an “implant specialist.” What breeds success is training and experience. Drs. Mendelsohn and Zhang have both received mentorship from the President of the International College of Implantology, Dr. Samuel Lee. Their advanced education in dental implant treatment has resulted in the acquirement of specialized CT scan technology in our office, as well as the innovative PRF technique to boost successful outcomes.
Taking Care of Implants
Dental implants last when oral care includes twice-a-day brushing and daily flossing. Skip flossing, and you may be cutting the life of your implants short. To improve oral care, some patients brush with a sonic or electric toothbrush. Non-abrasive technique and products are ideal. Finally, special flossing instruments may be recommended for patients with dexterity issues or to aid in maximum debris removal between an artificial tooth or teeth and natural teeth.
Each aspect of dental implant treatment is integral to the longevity of these prosthetics. To find out if you are a good candidate for implants, or to get the support you need in properly caring for your dental implants, please call us at (609)641-1065. We proudly serve Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville areas.
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