For many patients, dental implants are the most effective tooth replacement option. Dr. Krendl earned a fellowship at a well-known implant institution, which has allowed him to serve his patients to the best of his ability. He discusses the candidacy requirements for a dental implant and the treatment process in this video.View transcript
So there are many tooth replacement options if someone was to lose a tooth. The first choice in almost all circumstances is a dental implant. And the reason is, frankly, because it replaces the space. You don't have to alter or change teeth around it. And frankly, the success rate is very good with dental implants. When it comes to dental implant, the success rate depends on the quality and the amount of the bone. So the first thing we do is we take a scan and that gives us all the information we need to ensure that we have the best prognosis possible for your dental implant. When you graduate from dental school, the general dental [inaudible 00:00:46.956], you don't necessarily have the training needed to be effective and efficient at placing dental implants. I chose to further my education. I went to a very well-known international implant institution in which I received my fellowship so that I could feel confident in placing implants, know how to take care of any complications that may arise. And that gives my patients a lot of confidence and trust in our care. So who's the candidate for dental implants? Really, anyone who is missing a tooth and would like to get their smile and their bite back so they can chew like they always did. When it comes to recovery for dental implants, after the surgery, truly a person may be a little sore for a couple of days. But it's not really expected to be a life-altering or life-changing event. After that, we wait for healing for the implant to become stable. And a couple of months later, we will place a crown on that implant. So when we place an implant, our patients are just thrilled because now, they can chew like they always did. They can floss. They can brush. Everything is really just the same as it was before they had lost a tooth and they can go on with their normal, daily routine without even recognizing or realizing that they have a dental implant placed in their jaw.