If they all work … how do I choose?

Dr. Justin Moody discusses his implant system of choice

figure1-moody figure2-moodyIt has been a long time since I have heard someone say, “I’m not sure dental implants work.” Now, more people pose questions such as “What system do you place?” or “Why do you like the system you have chosen?” I think this has been an incredible evolution. Personally, I am excited about the fact dental implants are, for the most part, considered the standard of care for a missing tooth or teeth!

Looking back on my short 17-year career, I have seen many changes in the world of dental implants. In the beginning, I was more influenced by marketing and my local sales rep, but today my choice in dental implants is driven by science and research. Having used other implant systems, I feel my decision to place BioHorizons® implants is a good one.

When working in the esthetic zone, we cannot be satisfied with an implant that just works — it has to be perfect, and this is where you must rely on science, every time. That is why I use the BioHorizons Tapered PLUS dental implant. It has all the proven features of platform shifting for bone and soft tissue maintenance along with the Laser-Lok® surface allowing for a true soft tissue connection not only to the implant but also to the underside of the abutment.

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BioHorizons has many features and products that provide a complete system. Having a two-piece 3.0 mm tapered dental implant with Laser-Lok and all the restorative choices makes total sense. The challenge was always maximizing esthetics with titanium abutments. BioHorizons makes a titanium base with Laser-Lok for zirconia hybrid abutments. Labs such as ProSmiles Dental Studio are able to make beautiful ceramic abutments and restorations using BioHorizons Authentic Connection prosthetic components that have superior fit and reliability.

Other features include one surgical kit for the entire tapered product line, implant sizes and lengths that make sense, a full range of prosthetic options, bone and soft tissue regeneration products, all with great customer care and made in the United States. Now that’s a system, and the reason why I chose BioHorizons.

justin-moody-ddsJustin Moody, DDS, DICOI, DABOI, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow and Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical College. He is an international speaker and is in private practice at The Dental Implant Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. He can be reached at justin@justinmoodydds.com or at www.justinmoodydds.com Dr. Moody is a paid consultant for BioHorizons.

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