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Category Archives: Precision Implant Placement


What Causes Dental Implant Failure and How Frequent Is It?

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Posted on November, 30 2022 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental implants and their respective restorations are prone to either gum inflammation, known as peri-implant mucositis, bone loss, known as peri-implantitis, or both. As peri-implant disease progresses, it can ultimately result in the implant(s) being lost. A systematic review and meta-analysis by Atieh et. al. included 1,497 participants and found peri-implant mucositis (gum inflammation) frequency… READ MORE


Common Factors That Can Limit the Success of Dental Implants

Posted in Dental Implants, Precision Implant Placement

Posted on August, 25 2022 by G Marlin

Multiple factors related to dental implant treatment can impact their success rate among patients, with the national average being around 80-90% [1]. However, at Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, we have a dental implant success rate of 97% or greater over a period greater than 20 years, due in part to our high-precision placement process, advanced dental… READ MORE

The Importance of Precision Implant Placement (PIP) using Guided Surgery (Part I)

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Posted on March, 15 2022 by G Marlin

In our office, every dental implant surgery is performed using a CT scan generated surgical guide to precisely plan the future placement of the implant. With this technique, the implant is always centered inside the future overlying crown while considering any restricting bony angulations and undercuts and/or nerve and sinus locations. The process begins with… READ MORE

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