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The view from inside a mouth as a dentist is checking to see if a patient needs a dental implant restoration.

What You Should Know About a Dental Implant Restoration?

Your dentist has just informed about a dental implant restoration, such as crown or bridge. However, it’s important to know what type you are getting. In single unit case, where only one tooth is replaced, there are tw

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A 3D illustration of a dental implant being inserted into mouth.

Do You Know Which Dental Implant You Are Getting?

Whenever a tooth is missing, one should think about whether or not to replace it. In a situation like this, there are usually two options: bridge or implant. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but we prefer th

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A dentist is examining a child's mouth, looking for implant failure.

Avoiding Implant Failure From Human Error

We have talked about early and late implant failure before. However, there is another important aspect of implant failure. Training and experience. A competent dentist is important. Learn why a specialist in implant surg

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A 3D image of a dental implant. Some dental implants fail late.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail Late? Depends

The reason for implant failure usually falls into one of two categories. The first reason that dental implants fail is mechanical, which means that something broke due to excessive force, or poor design. The second is bi

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A dentist is holding a model of human teeth, showing how implants fail.

Can Implants Fail? Yes, But Not Often

A dental implant is a great treatment option for many people, who would otherwise need a denture or a bridge to replace lost teeth. While success rates for dental implants are reported to be around 90 percent, that means

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A graphic illustration, showing a dental implant with a crown.

Dental Implant Clone Wars

If the ITI’s dental implant is the best, why doesn’t everyone use them? Choosing an implant system for a dental office can be a complicated task. New clinicians, or dentists, who are new to using implants, are often

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A graphic illustration of a dental implant.

Preserving Implant Health

In parallel with the Swedes in the late 60s and early 70’s, a Swiss research group called the International Team for Implantology (ITI) developed a titanium implant with a slightly different design than the Branemark.

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Surgeons preforming the Branemark procedure.

The History of the Branemark Dental Implant

In the early eighties, the FDA approved dental implants for use in the United States. The Branemark was the first type of dental implant to be approved as a means of tooth replacement. The implant is made of pure tita

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Two dentists preforming a dental implantation procedure, one of many dental surgeries.

Are Other Surgeries Necessary for Dental Implants?

The answer is maybe/maybe not. Dental implants are routinely used to replace missing, or failing teeth. Depending on how damaged a tooth is from periodontal disease, a patient may need surgery beforehand. However, advanc

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A model of dental implants. One implant is halfway done.

The History of Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most significant developments in dental science. These implants help replace tooth roots and tooth loss, while also giving patients a better treatment option. Here’s how these implants ha

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