Dental implants have influenced dentistry tremendously andis the standard of care in our profession. The main goal towards our patients is to provide normal function, esthetics, facial profile, speech and health. Unfortunately, as the baby boomers are reaching their golden years, many are experiencing loss of function and esthetics secondary to tooth loss.
With tissue esthetics improving and an exponential growth in available implant systems, it is crucial for a practitioner to stay current with the newest technologies and concepts, and to know which will best be suited to each clinical scenario.
There are many facets to implant dentistry and the restorations available, ranging from a single tooth replacement to an implant supported hybrid prosthesis. Each treatment modality satisfies a particular need for a given clinical case. Additionalpre-prosthetic procedures may also be required, such as ridge modification or bone and sinus augmentation.
For this reason, the practice of implant dentistry requires expert treatment planning, surgery and restoration. It is a collaborative effort between the surgeon and the restorative dentist.
We want our patients to have something to smile about, which is why we place much importance on our patients having the most comfortable and positive experience, with minimal to no complications.