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- Nov 4, 2012
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why the treatment of implants is too much costly than others treatment ?
Honestly, I think implants cost too much and would love to charge less so my patients can receive the treatment they need. However, our fees are dictated by the surgeon placing the implant (who often uses expensive implants, not equally effective alternatives like implant direct's line) and the dental lab that charges more to produce the abutment/crown.
If you think it's just a screw and research doesn't matter then why don't you just go down to Home Depot and get some screws and run them in the Autoclave?
Please provide some literature comparing success rate of Nobel/Straumann/Zimmer vs. Implant Direct.
You comparing an Implant Direct fixture to a screw from home depot is not scoring your argument any cred. Sorry.
Are you honestly advocating the use of Implants Direct or Blue Sky Bio implants? Would you want something in YOUR mouth that has little or no research on the product?
Implant dentistry is something that should be supported by research BEFORE going to market. Not immediately jumping to Phase 4 post marketing surveillance and copying another companies design....
Most of implant direct's legacy implants are designed by Niznick and directly copied from Niznick's own designs at Zimmer. You can't fault a guy that builds a great dental implant company, sells it, and then opens another and builds it with similar principles.
Yes I agree there is little/no scientific data using implant direct versus major companies but their implants are the real deal, are 99% the same as the competitors and are a good value option compared to major manufacturers.
Would I use his implant line? Yup, but probably only the legacy line because it's probably the best one he's got.
The key is to be careful using implant direct prosthetic components with other systems (like with Nobel replace or Straumann bone level). A lot of information (literature and empirical reports) coming out now about the potential for micromotion, screw fatigue, and component/implant wear from mis-matched abutments/implants.