Value of Dental Implants

Goals

To understand how dental implants can help people overcome a lost tooth, specifically focused on a demographic that is of a lower education level, people who are poorer with bad dental health, people who have neglected their oral health for decades, and/or seniors, and live in the United States. To have a final deliverable that is written in bullet point form and at a very basic level, in layman's terms. Ultimately the research should convey, among other data points, that painful chewing and other problems do not have to be ongoing if you lose a tooth.

Early Findings

  • Even though this study is from Australia, it does have relevant findings that broadly touches on seniors. "Successful dental treatment for the Agana population is best approached from a holistic perspective. The influence of chronic diseases; the social, economic and resource characteristics of the aging population; and age-associated changes in oral tissues present management challenges that require special attention."
  • The elderly population is growing rapidly and despite improvements in oral health and tooth retention the need for complex oral restorative and rehabilitation is anticipated to rise. One consequence is likely to be increased demand for dental implants based restorative treatment in older patients. The aim of this review was to evaluate the outcome of dental implant therapy in the elderly population aged 65 years or over.
  • Dental implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn't fit well and can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots don't allow building denture or bridgework tooth replacements.
  • An implant is usually the preferred option for replacing a single tooth. Placing an implant requires careful preparation to assess the amount of bone where the implant will be placed to make sure that there will be adequate support for the implanted tooth.
  • Eight reasons why dental implants can be the best option are they don’t slide, don't move, strengthen your jawbone, approve appearance, boost confidence, are durable, can’t be lost, and they aid in bone stimulation and growth.
  • 89% say it’s “Worth It” to get dental implants.
  • About 20 percent of all older adults in the United States suffer from serious edentulism or tooth loss.
  • Video testimonials from people (many of them seniors) that have had dental implants. These are from Canada, but they treat people from all over the globe.
  • Implant dental case study from Garland, Texas.
  • In addition to this public search, we scanned our proprietary research database of over 1 million sources and were unable to find any specific research reports that address your goals.

Proposed next steps:

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After searching, it became apparent that there is an abundance of information on the value of dental implants and how they can help people overcome a lost tooth/teeth. Furthermore, we also found sources that show painful chewing and other problems do not have to be ongoing if there is a loss of a tooth. However, as far as the case studies that are required, the ones we found were vague, from countries other than the US (we found many from the UK but we did not include them in the early findings), and not specifically focused on a demographic that is of a lower education level, people who are poorer with bad dental health, and/or seniors. Given that, we suggest that the focus be shifted from case studies to an overview that discusses the benefits of dental implants to seniors and to people who have neglected their dental health for years. We will include no fewer than 7 benefits, what they are, and how they impact a persons overall health and wellness. We will focus the research on the desired demographics described, but will expand if required. This will be presented in a deliverable that is written in bullet point form and at a very basic level, in layman's terms.
Alternatively, or even additionally, despite the fact that we could not uncover any case studies of value in the first hour of research, we can proceed to try and find 2-3 case studies that focus on the value of dental implants and how they can help people overcome a lost tooth/teeth. and show painful chewing and other problems do not have to be ongoing if there is a loss of a tooth. This would be focused on the desired demographic, to see if additional research time would uncover what has been initially asked for. We suggest, however, that the geographic focus be expanded to a global lens. The reasoning for that is that the human condition tends to be the same for desiring dental implants based on what we read about in the UK and Australia. The desired demographic would be people of a lower education level, people who are poorer with bad dental health, people who have neglected their oral health for decades, and/or seniors. Each case study would present the problem the person was having, and then what was suggested for them, and then the outcome.
As an alternative to proposal TWO, despite the fact that we could not uncover any case studies of value in the first hour of research, we can proceed to try and find 2-3 case studies that focus on the value of dental implants and how they can help people overcome a lost tooth/teeth. and show painful chewing and other problems do not have to be ongoing if there is a loss of a tooth. This would be focused on the desired demographic, to see if additional research time would uncover what has been initially asked for. We WOULD focus on the US only. The desired demographic would be people of a lower education level, people who are poorer with bad dental health, people who have neglected their oral health for decades, and/or seniors. Each case study would present the problem the person was having, and then what was suggested for them, and then the outcome.