What is it about?

The use of two dental implants in the edentulous mandible, possibly the most effective 'cost to benefit' treatment to return affected individuals back to society. This treatment which is on a par with total hip replacement can transform a recipient's life but alas has been neglected by the NHS for a generation.

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Why is it important?

The means to return so many sufferers a life of opportunities, improved state of well being and purpose.


I have seen over the last 25 yrs of helping this group just how life changing this dental implant treatment can be. I would suggest that it can have a similar impact on an individual that a joint replacement can have. Unlike hip and knee replacements this dental implant treatment for helping those with no teeth has never been taken up by the NHS as a public health improvement initiative. The technology and workforce skills are in place to deliver this life enhancing treatment but the collective will is lacking. Unless this changes yet another generation will continue to suffer unnecessarily, continuing to put an avoidable burden on the welfare system, medical and mental health services. A false economy.

nick malden
Royal College Physicians and Surgeons

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This page is a summary of: Redeemed through the miracle of osseo-integration, Dental Update, February 2024, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/denu.2024.51.2.80.
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