Do Dental Implants Fail 10 Times More than Natural Teeth? A Critical Review and Related Commentary
Overly grandiose and poorly substantiated titles risk the take-away message that Dental Implants don’t work, as the “casual” reader may not investigate beyond the title and critically analyze the full publication. Such a conclusion could prevent dentists from considering dental implants as part of many viable treatment options that could benefit their patients. On the other hand, one may argue that this message may reduce the overly aggressive removal of natural teeth and bone in favor of replacement with Dental Implants. The purpose of this submission is to review the featured publications by Froum and Guarnieri et al. with the aim of providing a responsible critical analysis.
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Citation: Svoboda ELA, Arlin M. Do Dental Implants Fail 10 Times More than Natural Teeth? A Critical Review and Related Commentary. www.Reversemargin.com, Sept 24, 2022: 1-4.
Emil L.A. Svoboda PhD, DDS and Murray Arlin DDS, dip. Perio, F.R.C.D. (C)