Dental Implants Today

Every 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

My Favorite Dental Implant

As a clinician that places and restores dental implants, the Biohorizon internal tapered dental implant is my favorite dental implant to place in the right situation.  Each dental implant site requires careful evaluation and can present with difficult obstacles for success. Therefore, clinicians need to be versatile in the type of implant they select because certain dental implants will perform better in specific situations. With the hundreds of different types of dental implants out there, choices can be daunting for

Osteoporosis and Dental Implants

My patients that suffer from osteoporosis and osteopenia often ask if they are candidates for dental implants.  My short answer is dental implants result in a better quality of life for osteoporotic women.  There are studies that show women with osteoporosis and dental implants have higher overall satisfaction with their lives as opposed to living with false teeth (dentures) or no restorations at all.  The dentist placing implants needs to take into consideration the simple fact studies show overall satisfaction