Economic Periodontal and Implant Dentistry


Rainer Buchmann

DOI: 10.2174/97816810838341160101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-383-4, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-68108-384-1

Indexed in: EBSCO.

Economic Periodontal and Implant Dentistry presents a comprehensive approach to periodontal and implant dentistry. It combines basic s...[view complete introduction]

Implants from the Patient’s Perspective

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Rainer Buchmann


The patient's personal responsibility for oral health is increasingly determined by offers from media, industry, healthcare providers and health insurance plans. Full cost coverage, high-tech promises and loans present a portfolio of opportunities for patients “tired” about teeth. Patient expectations of dental implants include the values comfort, appearance, function, hygiene and health. The decision for implant placement is determined by patient’s dental awareness and well-being with their natural teeth. If implant surgery is safe, free of complications, and the implantprosthetic restoration appears naturally, many customers are satisfied over the long term.

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