Dental implant detailEvery so often I like to take a step back and evaluate the progress made in the area of dental implants and how it has changed in my practice. Over the last few years I have been placing a dental implant (Biohorizon) with improved design features from past implants. These improved design features have minimized a few of the complications associated with dental implants in my practice. One of the complications that has be reduced greatly is peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is the inflammation of bone and gums around dental implants in patients. With the added Laser-lok design feature on the Biohorizon implants, tissue stays firm and attached around the implant fixture. Therefore, reducing the likelihood of peri-implantitis developing. The biggest advantage I have noticed because of improved implant design is the increased rigid fixation I attain while placing the Biohorizon dental implant. This has allowed me to place the majority of dental implants at the time of tooth extraction. Anyone familiar with the traditional healing process for dental implants is aware that a dental implant procedure from start to finish can take 6-12 months. This includes multiple surgical and post operative visits. Today, with the immediate placement of an implant during extraction, that time-frame has been reduced to 3-6 months start to finish. This has not only reduced the healing time, but reduced the amount of surgery and visits a patient needs to complete the process. The overall satisfaction from the procedure has improved tremendously. These improvements have made a significant impact in the treatment of my patients with dental implants today.  I look to forward to further advancements and sharing them with you as we progress. Remember to keep those implants clean!!! (T-32 Ultrasonic Rechargeable Toothbrush).]]>