Implant dentistry has been the best thing that's happened to dentistry for many reasons.
- Dentists engaged in providing implant dentistry for their patients are more likely to provide more comprehensive care for their patients. This benefits everyone, including the patients who historically have only received care when they were in pain or when there was an obvious visible need, like a broken front tooth. Dentists who provide comprehensive care can help patients prevent pain or embarrassment.
- Providing implant dentistry requires providers of the service to expand their base of knowledge through additional education and improved clinical skills. This benefits everyone, especially the patients receiving care from a dental care provider who is always looking for better ways of caring for patients. Improved clinical skills for the provider can be life-changing for the recipient of the care.
- Dentists can do better than they're done in the past. A patient said, "I figured if they could put man on the moon, they ought to be able to put teeth back in my mouth." Implant dentistry is the standard of care for patients missing teeth. Dental care providers should recommend implant dentistry as an alternative for patients who are missing teeth.