A landmark study conducted by Drs. Jeffery Ganeles, Marvin Rosenberg, and Robert Holt establishing a revolutionary 24-hour procedure for dental implants is being published today in a leading international peer-reviewed journal.
Ganeles, Rosenberg and Holt, partners of the Florida Institute for Periodontics & Dental Implants in Palm Beach County, Florida, are presenting in the June issue of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants their dramatic findings on Teeth Today! � � an immediate load procedure which reduces the time required for patients to receive permanent replacement teeth with dental implants from six months to a mere 24 hours. The immediate loading of the implants also precludes the patient from wearing uncomfortable dentures over sore and healing gums.
"The demands of work, travel, and extracurricular activities don�t allow for our patients� teeth to be on hold for six months," said Ganeles. "The Teeth Today! � immediate load procedure allows our patients to receive new teeth in a day, so they don�t have to miss tomorrow�s family outing, tee time, or planned vacation."
Statistics published by the dental branch of the National Institute of Health indicate a need for procedures like Teeth Today! �. The organization estimates more than 67 million American adults suffer from periodontal disease � the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the country. At least 113 million Americans are missing one or more teeth. Dental implants are a solution to the tooth-loss problem with titanium anchors that act as roots for permanent tooth replacements. Ganeles, Rosenberg and Holt�s study covers 27 Teeth Today! � patients with 186 implants conducted over the past four and a half years resulting in a 99.5 percent success rate.
"On Thursday I was sitting in a chair in Dr. Ganeles� office with a mouthful of bad teeth," says Teeth Today! � immediate load recipient Sharon Blum. "The following evening I was attending my son�s high school honor banquet, where I was smiling again and sinking my teeth into a very enjoyable dinner."
Established under the names of the founding partners in 1961, the newly renamed Florida Institute for Periodontics & Dental Implants has been on the leading edge of its profession for the past 40 years. Its work in periodontics and dental implants is world-renowned, and its consulting services extend to many organizations including the U.S. Army, Cleveland Clinic, German Government, and numerous universities. Partners of the institute are Marvin M. Rosenberg, DDS; Robert L. Holt, DMD, Ph.D.; and Jeffery Ganeles, DMD. Associates are Sherrie L. Crossen, DDS, MSD, and Peter R. Then, DMD. The practice conducts more than 4,000 surgical procedures annually at offices in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, Florida. Its web site, www.perio-implant.com, delivers a wealth of information on dental health.