Townie® Poll

Do you place implants?

Poll conducted from 5/6/2003 To 6/6/2003

Do you place implants?
837 total votes
26%
Yes
74%
No
Do you remove wisdom teeth?
696 total votes
14%
Never
60%
Sometimes
26%
Yes - a great deal
Do you restore implants that are placed by your specialist?
689 total votes
84%
Yes
16%
No
Who do you prefer to place your implants?
682 total votes
17%
Yourself
42%
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
37%
Periodontist
3%
Other
What is the MOST common reason that a patient receives implants in your practice?
666 total votes
5%
Replace Congenitally Missing tooth
11%
Replace Failed Root Canal
20%
For Denture Retention
1%
Result of Traumatic Injury
64%
To Avoid Bridgework
What is the SECOND most common reason that a patient receives implants in your practice?
656 total votes
14%
Replace Congenitally Missing tooth
31%
Replace Failed Root Canal
23%
For Denture Retention
6%
Result of Traumatic Injury
25%
To Avoid Bridgework
Are you employing socket preservation techniques on extraction sites where future implants are planned?
664 total votes
21%
No
38%
No - but I would like to learn more about it and do so in the very near future.
8%
1-25% of the time
6%
26-50% of the time
8%
51-75% of the time
10%
76-99% of the time
9%
Always
Which factor would have the most impact in gaining greater patient acceptance of implant treatment in your practice?
664 total votes
20%
Teeth the same day as surgery
77%
Lower total treatment cost
3%
Sedation / Sleep Dentistry
If you DO NOT place implants, what is the main reason for this decision?
455 total votes
4%
Do not think implants are the best treatment for the patient
17%
Do not like oral surgery
37%
Do not want to go through the learning curve
42%
I am too busy doing other dentistry
If you lost tooth number #19 and your adjacent teeth #18 & #20 were virgin, how would you replace #19?
682 total votes
84%
Implant
11%
Bridge
1%
Monodont
3%
I would not replace it

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