Root form implant devices became the technology of choice for replacing teeth, either singularly or several teeth. Alternative designs, such as the blade implant, did not prove to possess the efficiency and endurance of the root form design.
Technological Root Form Modifications
Although dental implant design has remained basically the same for the last several years, the materials and specialized coatings used in the fabrication of implants continue to change.
The most common elements of change within the implant device itself tend to focus on thread design and surface textures that facilitate the best possible osseointegration with a patient’s bone tissue.
Technology improvements also continue to occur with products and materials that qualitatively improve the regrowth of healthy bone tissue within each and every dental implant site.
Newly developing, leading edge technologies are being developed to successfully treat patients who have been told they are not candidates for dental implants due to tissue conditions.
Recent Technology Gains
Up until recently, the popular technologies focused on materials and design to maximize treatment success. It didn’t take long for technology leaders to recognize that a vast number of treatment failures was NOT due to the products used, but rather the protocol (or methods) of implant placement.
Restorative Dentist vs Traditional Implant Dentistry Resources
In times past, a typical candidate for dental implants would be evaluated by his or her “regular dentist” and then be referred out to an Oral Surgeon or Implant Periodontist for the actual implant placement.
Once the implants were successfully healed, the patient would resume treatment with the restorative dentist.
Because Oral Surgeons and Periodontists do NOT typically replace teeth, it is the Restorative Dentist’s “responsibility” to deliver the outcome originally desired by the patient.
Implant dentistry was a time-consuming process. Treatment errors were not uncommon. Last minute modifications in certain surgical procedures due to undiagnosed tissue conditions would invariably lead to treatment corrections that would become the responsibility of the restorative dentist.
Treatment changes occurring during the actual surgery often causes implants to be placed that might compromise bone tissue and/or bite dynamics that could have more, long term, negative effects that shortens the ideal endurance that dental implants typically have.
Patient Frustration – Dentist Frustration
While an Oral Surgeon (or Periodontist) can be “expert” at tissue and implant surgery, ONLY a Restorative Dentist understands bite dynamics as it pertains to the final replacement of teeth and maintenance of an optimal bite plane.
Eventually, “teams” of Restorative Dentists and Implant Surgeons developed dental practices that assured the delivery of all implant services within the same office. Communication between the implant specialist and the restorative dentist is more immediate and significantly reduces treatment errors when unusual tissue conditions arise.
For those treatment “teams” that didn’t develop a singular practice housed under one roof, a referral system was devised that typically matched a restorative dentist with a preferred implant surgeon, but nonetheless required a referral activity with the usual delays.
Restorative Dentists Evolve into Dental Implant Specialists
As dental implant services became an increasingly popular “definitive” treatment procedure, a relatively small sub-culture of Restorative Dentists slowly emerged and became an influential force in today’s modern dentistry.
These dentists realized they were in the best position to control virtually ALL probabilities of treatment errors, via a variety of new technology advancements. Tissue condition “surprises” could be eliminated. Implant design and size could be used to overcome what might have become a poorly-placed implant.
Because of intense interest, the development of successful treatment protocols and the willingness to investigate all newly emerging technologies, more and more Restorative Dentists are discovering they could, for possibly the first time, deliver a treatment outcome that meets or EXCEEDS the expectations of their patients.
With new technologies “at hand” the Restorative Dentist possessed the means for diagnosing and/or effectively treating and overcoming “yesterdays” problem issues in implant dentistry.
Modifying a planned restorative protocol for a treatment situation that was discovered to be difficult or possess the threat of required, last minute changes in the implant surgery protocol have become effortless.
The “drive” possessed by this small culture of restorative dentists to provide a popular and MOST definitive treatment choice for their patients didn’t go unrecognized by the professional dental community.
Rather, during more recent years, independent professional organizations that focused ENTIRELY on implant dentistry became established, irrespective of a specialist degree within dentistry.
The goal of these organizations, without exception, is to deliver the best possible treatment experience and treatment outcome of all implant dentistry procedures that practically guarantees the patient obtains the treatment outcome originally defined.
For many implant patients, they are discovering that, with the “right” dentist who has access to ALL of the most advanced technologies, their expectations are EXCEEDED.
Dr. Nazarian: A Recognized Restorative Dentist AND Implant Specialist
Dr. Nazarian has been an active member of the sub-culture of restorative dentists who seek nothing less than the best advantages that can be gained by the use of the most current technologies.
Specialized instruments, protocols, post graduate training, advanced tissue modification technologies, implant design, 3D diagnostic science, CTscan-based surgery templates, and premium grade restorative products provide our practice with the ability to deliver a treatment experience that is difficult to find in Southeastern Michigan.
Dr. Nazarian’s involvement with concepts of delivering the best that today’s modern dentistry can provide has been recognized by a multitude of technology leaders. He has become a popular choice for lectures, product evaluation, and live surgery demonstrations worldwide.
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Dentistry ALL under one roof — oral surgery, periodontics, bone leveling, bone grafting, and implant placement all performed, not only in one office, but literally in one appointment.
Our access to the leading edge of technologies, including hospital-grade sedation services that makes hours of treatment seem like 15 minutes, 3D imaging, CTscan-based surgical guides (the ultimate in accuracy), and immediate temporary restorations that essentially guarantee no patient leaves our office without teeth…regardless of the procedures used.
Unsurpassed Full Mouth Reconstructive Implant Dentistry
To the best of our current knowledge, Dr. Nazarian’s practice is the only practice in Southeast Michigan that is capable of providing ALL services, procedures and products for any dental implant need….. regardless if it is a singular tooth replacement or the replacement of ALL teeth…in one convenient appointment.
A recognized lecturer and seminar leader in professional dentistry, Dr. Nazarian’s practice offers the absolute, latest, cutting-edge technology advantages that today’s modern dentistry can provide…without exception.
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