086 What’s the best Dental Implant to Place as a General Dentist? My top 4 Implant Companies and Why
What’s the best Dental Implant to Place as a GP
I hear the question asked all the time, “What is the best dental implant to place for a general dentist”. I always see the question answered form a surgically driven response. Today I would like to take a wider look at the question and an even wider look at the answer.
A lot of what implant companies tell the clinicians and their marketing message is that their implants are superior and that once a clinician starts using their implants that to switch to a different Implant would be too difficult.
I would like to make the assumption that all implants made at a respectable manufacturing facility with a respectable process can and do work.
So why do Dentists choose a dental implant system to start with and satay with that company line. Most dentists choose implant systems based on where they received their training.
If the industry of labs, dentists, Educators, and manufactures are all using a couple of systems that have open connections and parts then this will create a network effect. It becomes easier and cheaper, and more useful to all parties to have industry standards so that processes and systems can become streamlined and universal.
I would also encourage dentists to look at who developed the system. Not all companies were built on the idea of general dentists training and using their products and continue to be dedicated to that idea and concept moving forward.
The final thing I would encourage dentist to look at while evaluating implant companies is: Are the implant companies that sell the systems private entities or publicly traded?
I recommend Dentists Choose their Implant systems based of multiple criteria:
- Surgical usefulness
- Restorative usefulness
- Network Effect with Connection Compatibility
- Training available
- General Dentist Friendliness
- Customer Care and Reliability
- Manufacturing and Shipping
My top Dental Implant companies based on this evaluation process in No particular order:
- Hahn Implant from Glidewell- Developed by Jack Hahn (video review below)
- Bio Horizons Implant from Henry Schein- Originally Developed by Carl Misch
- Tatum Implants from Tatum Surgical- Developed by Hilt Tatum
- Implant Direct Implants from Danaher- Originally Developed by Jerry Niznick