Jim Sarji, DDS of Advanced Gentle Dentistry of Park Slope in Brooklyn discusses why when receiving a dental implant you must always make sure it’s from one of the top known manufacturers of dental implants.
Here are some of the issues facing a potential patient today looking to get dental implants:
- Some dentists can place implants without actually having ever performed the surgery on a patient before.
- FDA approval is not required before a dental implant is marketed in the dental community. This is known as 510k clearance.
- Dentists are under no obligation to inform the patient as to the make,standard and safety of the dental implant being placed.
- New types of dental implants hit the market every year – many with false claims.
At our practice we use Zimmer but other good makes are
- Nobel Biocare
- 3i (Implant Innovations)
always make sure you know what type of implant is being placed and make sure your dentist has received the proper training.