A retrospective review was recently completed of 3i dental implants placed at Facial & Oral Surgery Associates from March 2007 to March 2014. During this seven-year window, 4,635 implants were placed by three surgeons at Facial & Oral Surgery Associates. Dr. Baker and Dr. Jepsen are pleased to report their initial success rate of 98.7%.
There were 993 implants placed from tooth #6 to tooth #11 in the anterior maxilla. This is the aesthetic zone, and teeth in the aesthetic zone show when a patient smiles. There were 905 implants placed in the lower molar region, mostly to replace first molars (#19 and #30) but also to replace second molars (#18 and #31). Many of these implants were immediate implants that replaced failing root canal teeth. There were 511 implants placed in the posterior maxilla, mostly to replace first molars (#3 and #14), but also to replace second molars (#2 and #15). It is estimated that approximately one-third of these posterior maxillary implants were placed into sinus lifts or into bone-grafted sinus areas.
A critical review was also completed of 3i dental implants that did not initially osseointegrate. These implants represent 1.3% of all dental implants placed by Dr. Baker and by Dr. Jepsen during this seven-year window. It was determined that there were forty-three patients, for a total of sixty-four implants that did not initially osseointegrate. To date, twenty-nine of these forty-three cases have already been successfully re-treated and successfully restored. There are seven additional cases that are in treatment with the outcome pending. It is assumed that all of these remaining seven cases will be successfully restored in the future. This leaves only seven implants that will not be restored in the future due to patients either being lost to follow-up or not wishing to continue with treatment. Seven implants out of thousands leave Dr. Baker and Dr. Jepsen at Facial & Oral Surgery Associates with a 99.8% success rate with dental implants. This is an amazing success rate, and well above the national average.
When an implant does not initially osseointegrate, it is the policy at Facial & Oral Surgery Associates to bone graft the site as needed and then to replace the implant at no additional cost to the patient. In other words Dr. Baker and Dr. Jepsen, at Facial & Oral Surgery Associates, guarantee their work. Dr. Baker and Dr. Jepsen attribute their success to thirty-seven years of combined surgical experience. Each doctor is dedicated to the highest standards of surgical expertise in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, not only with dental implants but also with wisdom teeth and with other Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services. They maintain a synergistic relationship with their referring doctors and with the local dental labs.
With respect to dental implants, it is our goal at Facial & Oral Surgery Associates to minimize the number of surgeries required for the patient and to maximize aesthetic outcomes. A good majority of implants placed are immediate implants, where the tooth is extracted and the implant is placed on the same day. Oftentimes surgeries are completed under IV sedation, where the patient is asleep, relaxed, and comfortable.
In conclusion, it was determined that 4,635 3i dental implants were placed at Facial & Oral Surgery Associates during a seven-year window, from March 2007 to March 2014. Dr. Baker and Dr. Jepsen are pleased to report their remarkable success rate of 99.8%, which is well above the national average.