New dentist often asks me how to start building in implant program in their practices. They
wish to expand the services currently, offer in their practice, and ask me where the best
the place to start is. Successful implant therapy begins and ends with proper arrangement of
the pre-existing condition through diagnosis, extraction and socket preservation ( i.e. bone
and tissue grafting non-restorable teeth managing a case in this manner generally leads to
favorable and predictable outcomes, allowing for maximum experience gained, and
inspiring confidence in the growing Implantologists.
Even if you don’t plant to branch out into Implantology, if you currently offer
extraction in your practices, bone grafting is: simple, safe and paying. In my opinion, it is
standard of care dystrophic changes in the alveolar architecture following non-grafted
extractions can more esthetic and functional results of both fixed & removable prosthetics,
not just implants, root can occur during the removal of terminal molars, often resulting in
attachment loss adjacent to the teeth in question. It’s time we did better.
I will give you 4 basic steps you need to take to build a better practice with
implants and bone grafting –:
- TAKE A COURSE –
Bone grafting courses are affordable, informative and convenient. Learn
about what you do.
- INVEST IN TIME –
By far the most common mistake made is not giving yourself enough
time to adequately complete the procedure. This compromises the result frustrating
both dentist and patient. Book yourself enough time. Consider the temporary loss of
production as an investment. It will pay dividends.
- FUNDAMENTALS –
No material, suture, device or forceps, will ever contribute so much
to a successful outcome as solid surgical technique. Know what you are doing, and why
you are doing it.