Townie® Poll

Implant Dentistry

Poll conducted from 7/2/2010 To 8/4/2010

Which type of cement do you use for implant crowns?
987 total votes
57%
a. Permanent cement
43%
b. Implant/temporary cement
Do you place mini implants?
823 total votes
21%
a. Yes
66%
b. No
13%
c. I refer them to a specialist
What type of implant supported crown do you prefer?
820 total votes
85%
a. Cement retained
15%
b. Screw retained
Do you place your own dental implants or refer out?
822 total votes
34%
a. I place my own implants
30%
b. I refer to a Periodontist
36%
c. I refer to an Oral Surgeon
What is a typical patient fee to place a single molar implant, without grafting, in your community?
805 total votes
9%
a. $1,200 or less
34%
b. $1,300-$1,700
41%
c. $1,800-$2,000
17%
d. More than $2,000
What is a typical patient fee to restore a single molar implant with a custom abutment and cement retained crown, in your community?
816 total votes
18%
a. $1,000-$1,200
33%
b. $1,300-$1,500
32%
c. $1,600-$1,900
17%
d. More than $2,000
Implant fees are high for many different reasons. Which fee do you believe has the greatest profit margin?
810 total votes
67%
a. Surgical fee to patient
12%
b. Lab fees to dentist
22%
c. Restorative fee to patient
In the last six months, have you worked on an implant case where a Cone Beam CT scan was used during treatment planning (even if you didn’t place the implant)?
816 total votes
53%
a. Yes
47%
b. No
Do you currently own a smartphone (e.g. iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Treo, etc.)?
402 total votes
59%
a. Yes
41%
b. No
Do you access the internet via your smartphone?
395 total votes
54%
a. Yes
46%
b. No
Which of the following categories for smartphone apps have you primarily downloaded to your smartphone?
378 total votes
11%
a. Business
5%
b. Education
20%
c. Entertainment
4%
d. Finance
0%
e. Shopping
6%
f. Travel
7%
g. Other
48%
h. I don't use apps
Have you ever used a shopping app where you scan a barcode to learn more about the product or identify where it could be purchased?
394 total votes
18%
a. Yes
82%
b. No

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