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What Is The Best Dental Implant?

dental implants Burbank CAThere are approximately 150 different dental implant manufacturers. Luckily, most dental implants are well made. The best dental implants are manufactured to very strict tolerances such as airplane engines would be made.

All root form dental implants are made of titanium. Some implants differ in the type of titanium alloy used.

Some dental implants are much better in the long term than others. This difference has got to do with the ability of the implant to maintain the high bone levels over the years.

Much more important than the implant itself is the skill of the dentist placing it. Equally important to the surgical placement is the HOW the teeth are made on the implants. Making teeth on implants is very different than on natural teeth.

If I had to weigh the importance it would be:
5% — type of implant
95%— skill of the surgeon and quality of the final teeth.

Be sure to really check out the implant dentist’s experience.

This is an analogy my father told me:
It only takes one five cent nail to fix a badly leaking roof. It takes a good roofer to know where and how to place that nail!

The best implant is one that is placed well!

18 thoughts on “What Is The Best Dental Implant?

  1. Hi Doctor,
    i am very lost and have 2 questions PLEASE.

    1) my Dr is suggesting a technique called the SMOP technique in which he uses a guide in the mouth and a 3D scanner that guides him more where to put the implant. he is also telling me that he’ll use the CAMLOG implants. what do you think of the SMOP technique and of the quality of the CAMLOG implant?

    2) my bones are weak, so we’ll need to make a bone graft in order to place the implant. but everyone is telling me that after placing the bine graft, the Dr should wait 3-4 months before placing the implant. The Dr is telling me that he’ll be placing the bone graft AND the implant ON THE SAME DAY. Is this applicable or there isn’t any technique that allows him to do so?


    1. SMOP –good
      Camlog -Bad
      Implant and bone graft same time — good as long as it is indicated and the DDS is experienced!

    1. Not legal in the USA to give a warranty. If you think about it-you really cannot warrantees or guarantee any body part to last. I am not a big fan of that particular system, but the skill and reputation of the dental implant dentist is by far #1!

  2. Hello Dr Ramsey,

    My dentist offered me a choice among four implant brands: Paltop, Zimmer, MIS, Nobel Biocare. This is for two lower left teeth all the way in the back. Do you have a preference among these brands based on your experience?

    Thanks in advance!

  3. Thanks you for the amazing amount of helpful information that you publish on this site! I am in need of two dental implants. I have received a quote from a reputable oral surgeon for the placement of Schutz implants. However, upon checking with other offices, it seems that no one else is using that brand. Does this limit me to working with this office only if future problems arise? Do you advise seeking the placement of a more popular brand?

    1. If I have not heard of these so I would not have them. Most implants nowadays are good but there are much better brands.

      The most important part is technique on the part of your surgeon but you do need a decent implant too!

  4. What is the difference between a zimmer implant and bicon what is the rollsroyce of implants. Someone said its like buying a fiat or a rollsroyce???? Good makes please and why??

    1. More important than the dental implant itself is the skills, experience, training in judgment of the dental implant dentist in placing the implant. There are about 10 good dental implant manufactures and you have already mentioned two of them.

      There are some really cheap implants that are made in foreign countries that I would not suggest.

  5. Good information you have provided in this article. Dental implant treatment is done to save the loss of teeth that has been decayed or damaged. After dental implant surgery the tooth works same as of original tooth.

    1. Hi Arifin,

      Even though there are about 500 dental implant companies, and there are about 10 dental implant companies that control the market. These 10 dental implant companies all make very good dental implants.

      Much more important than the actual dental implant, is the skill, training, experience and judgment of the implants surgeon and restorative dentist. Ideally that person is one in the same. Choosing the right person to do your dental implant is far more important than the implant itself. 99% of all implants are made of titanium. They vary in their thread pattern, connection, surface and a host of other things.

      the web link below should help

      Types of Tooth Implants – Burbank Expert Explains the Differences

      Very Respectfully,

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

  6. I live in Redford Michigan. Can you recommend a good reasonable dentist who specializes in fixed dentures. I have suffer with dentures over 20 years. I really want perment teeth (dentures) thank you

    1. The best implant dentists are those that have been credentialed as dental implant specialists. They will take great care of you.


      Very Respectfully,

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

  7. That’s a good point, but the eternal question:
    How can you know if the one your are choosing is a good surgeon?
    I have worked in medicine for years and they things I’ve seen are scary.
    Many of these doctors still get referrals all the time
    Awesome blog!
    Keep it up!

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