Study Shows Implants Success Rate Highest When Done By A Specialist
Posted on 4/11/2022 by Janie Scholes
When your dental treatment needs become complex, you may need to work with a specialist like a periodontist to ensure that the treatment is done flawlessly. What may seem a routine dental procedure may take an unexpected turn. For instance, placing a filling can quickly evolve into a root canal procedure if you have deep decay. Also, a tooth scheduled for a root canal treatment may need to be extracted, especially if the root canal treatment fails or if the tooth is fractured. In situations where more advanced procedures like placement of dental implants are required, you may want to seek a specialist who is well equipped to perform the procedure.
What Research Says About Implant Placement Success Rate
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Dental Association has explored the long-term benefits of having a periodontist perform dental implant placement procedures on behalf of a general dentist. The study involved observation for signs of failure and success of dental implants, it showed interesting findings.
The study involved 922 patients and the implants being observed were three to five years following the initial placement. When allowing for common culprits for implant failures such as inflammation and bone loss, the research team suggested that the success and survival rates for the implants placed in general dental offices seemed to be lower than those for implants placed in periodontist and oral surgeon offices.
Often, general dentists and periodontists allow a joint collaboration to make sure that each phase of treatment is done effectively. The mutual respect and trust of these dental professionals allow a strong partnership aimed at seeing that you have the best treatment results you need. To find out how general dentists and periodontists work together to offer you the most reliable dental implant treatment contact our team. Schedule your consultation appointment to speak with our periodontist.