Some 40 years later, technology within the dental implant field has facilitated their colloquial use among general dentists and specialists. When the market for implant dentistry exploded not more than a decade ago, many implant manufacturers decided to alter the topographical surface of the implant fixture with unsubstantiated claims of improved success rates to win market share over the major implant companies that currently hold 85-95% of US dental implant sales. Dentures Durango CO
Unfortunately, there is an enormous amount of poorly written research that is being introduced into the dental literature with false claims of improved success rates. In many instances, implant manufacturers have made changes to the design of their implant because of improved success rates seen with a competitor implant that has the proper research and clinical documentation. With the dental implant industry growing each year, this problem will never cease to exist.As a potential implant candidate, there are several things you should know about this industry prior to continuing with treatment: Doctors do not need formal surgical training on humans to place dental implants.
In fact, one implant manufacturer in particular holds educational seminars for doctors wanting to place dental implants over the course of a single weekend. That’s right, in just 2 days, doctors are given a surgical training certificate which states that they have formal training in surgical implant dentistry and therefore may place dental implants in a human subject. Unfortunately, the course does not train these doctors on human subjects, rather, on plastic jawbones.