On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders talks to us about why it’s important for us to not only look at an indication, but the implications for why a dental implant would need to be placed in a dental patient’s mouth.
“I think many of us in the dental profession have viewed dental implants as the more expensive option when it comes to tooth replacement. “
“I implore you to consider, if this patient has high caries rate, has significant tooth structure loss because of decay, has a high decay rate because of low salivary flow, high cariogenic diet, gerd or acid reflux, maybe an eating disorder etc. These are individuals who are in a constant acidic state. Are these individuals that we can readily trust that the abutment teeth are going to be able to sustain long term?”
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