Dr. Berg asks:
I am a general dentist placing many of my dental implants. I have recently read about and taken some courses in flapless implant placement using a surgical template.
In addition, I have discussed this technique with some of the other GP’s I know who are placing dental implants, and they have told me that there is very little pain from flapless procedures as compared to laying a full thickness flap. In their view, because there is very little pain involved with the flapless procedures, more patients are accepting dental implants. I was wondering what others thought about this topic. Would flapless implant placement increase the acceptance of dental implant treatment plans with my patients? What are the pros and cons here? Thanks.