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Big advances for dental implants

April 01, 2021

Smaller sizes and high-tech placement methods mean more people are candidates for prosthetic teeth.

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If you've been told you're not a candidate for dental implants, it's time to revisit the subject. Dental implants — permanent prosthetics implanted into the jaw — have changed.

"In the last five years, we've learned that smaller implants can work just as well as regular-size implants, and this makes more people candidates for them," says Dr. German Gallucci, department chair of restorative dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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