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Evaluating Patient Suitability for Dental Implants

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Prof. Salamanca is discussing the process of placing a dental implant, which is a surgical procedure used to replace a missing tooth. The procedure involves placing a metal post into the jawbone to act as a replacement tooth root. The success of the procedure depends on the amount of bone available to support the implant, as well as the health of the surrounding soft tissue.

There are several types of implant placement procedures, ranging from immediate placement after tooth extraction to delayed placement with a longer healing period. The type of procedure chosen will depend on the patient’s individual healing and bone loss. Prof. Salamanca also mentions the importance of following established protocols and procedures for implant placement to ensure the stability and success of the implant.

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