What Do Patients Think About Dental Implants?

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

“Have you ever seen this stat before?” Dr. V recently asked, showing us an image he’d recently seen on Facebook. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology found that over 70 percent of respondents reported being “pleased” or “extremely satisfied” with the results of their dental implants. Considering the relationship between implants and […]

Crumbling Teeth & the Need for a Comprehensive Biological Approach

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

If dental nightmares are your thing, the news has been feeding you plenty lately. First came “the horror dentist,” on trial for intentional violence and fraud. “Scores of people” have filed “complaints ranging from multiple healthy teeth removed, pieces of tools left in teeth, abscesses, recurrent infections and misshapen mouths between 2009 and 2013.” Yikes! […]

From Biosis #50: Why We Need to Address the Ground System First, Before Doing Even More Dentistry: 2 Case Histories

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, went out this week and featured the next installment of Dr. V’s multipart article on dentistry’s need to move beyond being “just another profession.” We reproduce it here in full. Dr. Verigin’s Comment: Why We Need to Address the Ground System First, Before Doing Even More […]

In the Rush to Dental Implants as a Solution…

Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

“The dental profession’s rush to dental implants as a solution to dental needs of today’s trusting patients is overstated, overused, ill advised, and very often much abused.” – Dr. Ron Carlson Explore our archives to learn more about the issues with dental implants.

How Are Dental Implants Really?

Posted on Friday, January 10th, 2014

Last fall, we told you about research showing that well-maintained natural teeth tend to last longer dental implants. Yet implant dentists often boast of success rates as high as 98%. Now, new research again calls such claims into question. A critical review just published in the Journal of Dental Research compared the long-term survival of […]

“…the Implant Actually Becomes a Part of Your Body…”

Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

From a media release we received last week: Titanium implants are a wonderful option because they actually fuse with the jawbone. During the healing process, the titanium surface of the implant fuses onto the bone in a process known as osseointegration. In other words, the implant actually becomes part of your body… An article we […]

Implants No Improvement Over Natural Teeth

Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013

As Dr. V likes to say, the best teeth are the ones you’re born with. No restorative material can compare. Sure, there are plenty of good options for when a tooth must be repaired or replaced. But no dental restoration or prosthesis can last forever. Your natural teeth – properly taken care of – can […]

It’s Not Just About Biocompatibility

Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013

Despite all the cheerleading for implant dentistry, the market still seems less than great: rebounding from the global economic turmoil but nowhere near the 15% growth it once knew. Maybe that explains the increasing stress on the message that implants are the ideal solution for missing teeth – whether they are or aren’t. An article […]

Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013

“The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * * The fact that we have a smaller brain, […]

“…the Prices Are Obscenely High…”

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Average cost of a conventional dental implant: $1500 – 3000 per tooth Approximate time it takes a dentist to place implants: 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on how many are being placed and their complexity Implant specialist Dr. Gordon Christensen, speaking at the ADA’s annual meeting last month: “If you’re with the three […]

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