Our goal is to make [dental implant placement] as seamless as it can be.
Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) May 29, 2019
Dr. Elizabeth Felts Randall, trusted periodontist in Chattanooga, TN, was published in The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry (IJPRD) last month. This research details the effects of dental implant collar design on crestal bone loss within one year of dental implant placement. These findings help determine the type of implant that will be most effective in preserving jawbone density and preventing bone loss. Always on the forefront of modern discoveries in periodontology and implantology, she and partnering periodontist, Dr. Charles Felts III, frequently implement innovative techniques and new findings in order to offer truly leading-edge care.
In a randomized, controlled study, Dr. Randall assessed 69 implants in a total of 58 patients, with site, patient-specific, and clinician-experience variables. The overall dental implant survival rate was 94.9 percent. Dr. Randall found significant preservation of crestal bone near implants with a microgrooved-collar. Conversely, dental implants with a narrow diameter significantly increased bone loss. These results show that collar design and implant diameter may play an important role in limiting adverse esthetic and bone loss outcomes during the initial stages of dental implant placement.
In addition to conducting research to expand her knowledge in the field of periodontology, Dr. Randall also keeps up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology in her local periodontics practice in Chattanooga, TN. At Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants, Drs. Randall and Felts provide a variety of services from single dental implants to the TeethXpress® full arch solution. With the TeethXpress solution, Drs. Felts and Randall can restore a full arch of missing teeth in as little as one day. Experienced periodontists, this team also offers LANAP® laser gum treatment, bone grafting, and oral plastic surgery.
“Each person’s treatment is individualized.” Dr. Randall explains in describing her approach to dental implants. “Our goal is to make [dental implant placement] as seamless as it can be.”
About the Periodontists
Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants offers specialty dental care for patients in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Charles Felts III has been practicing as a periodontist for over 30 years. A published specialist and frequent lecturer, Dr. Felts has also served as the President of numerous organizations including the Southern Academy of Periodontology and the Tennessee Society of Periodontists. Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Felts Randall earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with high distinction from the University of Kentucky and attended a three-year Periodontology residency program at the University of Alabama. Both doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology who enjoy forming lasting relationships with patients in the Chattanooga area. Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants conveniently offers LANAP® laser gum treatment, TeethXpress® full arch dental implants, bone grafting, and oral plastic surgery. To learn more about Drs. Felts and Randall or the services they offer, visit http://www.chattanoogaperio.com or call 423-756-2450 to schedule a consultation.