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Burbank Dental Implant Dentist Discusses Best Angle of Surgical Dental Implant Placement

As I have mentioned many times before, the precise, best placement angle of your implant is the most critical factor in having dental implants.

It makes all the difference between a beautiful tooth that can’t even be noticed from your other teeth, compared to a tooth that obviously is fake and malformed.

Here is an example of an implant that is placed too far out.  She came to see me at my office in Burbank to make the tooth look right. I DID NOT PLACE THIS IMPLANT. It has other problems too (too deep, too large).

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 This schematic shows a properly aligned dental implant and one that is out of alignment.

 Straight implant animation    Too buccal  

This may seem obvious too you that the implant should be straight, but there is more to it.  Your bone is almost never straight up and down.  It slopes, has depressions, soft spots, dense spots and protrusions.

Placing implants in the best position is the hardest skill set for a dentist to learn.  It takes years of experience and training to master these subtle changes.

If your bone is thin and needs a bone graft, implant position becomes even more critical.

Besides a misaligned implant looking really bad, they have other problems that will show years later such as

  • Bone loss
  • Gum recession
  • Pockets
  • Metal show through in the gums
  • Metal show through in the porcelain
  • Loss of your dental implants

At times, an implant will be purposely over-angulated or placed in a different position for special circumstances and have no problems at all.

Here is a patient from Glendale that I treated in my Burbank office with a single implant and crown.  It is the one in the center if you couldn’t tell!

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Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry

Burbank, California
http://www.burbankdentalimplants.com

3 thoughts on “Burbank Dental Implant Dentist Discusses Best Angle of Surgical Dental Implant Placement

  1. Could it be just me or does it seem like a few of
    these responses come across like they are coming from brain dead visitors?

    1. Hi Bill,

      I am willing to help anyone who needs to know more about dental implants. Most people don’t know about the topic unless they need or want one.

      Respectfully,

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

  2. Thank you for the very detailed article. It helped my wife seek out the “right” implant dentist in our area.
    Larry –New Jersey

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Dr. Ramsey Amin has extensive experience in surgical and restorative implant dentistry. As one of only less than 400 Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) he is considered an expert, and board-certified in dental implants. He is a former instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.