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Richard Hughes, DDS, FACS
Blade Dental Implants Another Alternative
Richard E. Hughes, DDS
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Blade Dental Implants Another Alternative

Blade Dental Implants Another Alternative

If you are considering or were considering dental implants, you may be interested in what I have to say.

Some of you may have been told that you will need bone or sinus grafting and find the time or expense required unacceptable. Rest assured there are other alternatives to expensive and extensive bone and sinus grafting, such as blade dental implants.

I testified along with Dr. Ralph A. Roberts of Rio Dell, Ca, before the Dental Products Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee for the United States Food and Drug Administration, Docket No. FDA-2012-N-0677, Blade Endosseous Dental Implants.

The committee deliberated, voted and reclassified the blade form dental implants from a Class III to a Class II medical device. This means that blade forms are in the same classification as root form dental implants.

The blade form implants take advantage of horizontal bone in thin and shallow jaws, where as the root form requires sufficient vertical height and width of bone, thus there very well may be no need for bone grafting with the associated time, expense and discomfort.

The illustration depicts a ramus blade implant that is used to rehabilitate the lower jaw with the implant and a fixed bridge.

The bridge is cemented to the ramus blade implant and forward teeth or implant and does not come out.

This is a tremendous dental rescue for those that are wearing and suffering from lower partial dentures.

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