How long do dental implants last
Results and comments
We ran some statistical analyses to test the model’s validity. Using robust standard errors, we evaluated how often the dentists told a client how long the procedure will last; how often the dentists didn’t tell a client how long the procedure will last; how often the dentists did not use the implant. What we found was that dental practitioners are more likely to tell patients how long the procedure will last. According to the findings, 21% of dental practitioners rarely or never told the patient how long the procedure will last; 31% of dentists did not use an implant in all but one client; and only 20% of dentists did not use a implant in the majority of patients. From the evidence, it seems that dental practitioners care more about dental maintenance than implant placement.
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Stay tuned next week, where we discuss the long-term effects of dental implants on our teeth.
Featured image credit: Charles Ramsey, TED’s “Discovery” episode (via vimeo).
This post is part of our month-long series Stop Stealing Your Health. In the run-up to World Dental Health Day on October 28th, we’ll be highlighting health issues where outdated public health and dental care guidelines contribute to public health problems. Do you have an opinion on dental implants? We’d love to hear it. Leave us a comment below.