Posts Tagged ‘Dental Implant’

Immediate Dental Implant, Rocklin, CA

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Myths about Dental Implants

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Recent Implants placed in our Office

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
Bone Level implant

This was done with a zirconia abutment, which is white so there will be no “metal showing” even if the gum receeds. Which will probably not happen because this was such a thick gingival biotype.

Bridge Replacement


Bridge was sectioned, the patient healed for 6 months and after about a year has come back desiring teeth in that area. I explained that we could do implants. Below are the placed implants and the CT scan workup for this site.

Patient had a front tooth that jetted out and didn’t want to re-trude it with an appliance.

We placed an immediate implant. This is where we can take out the tooth atraumatically and place the implant in the extraction site. We then place a bone graft and a collagen membrane and suture the flap closed.

immediate Implant front tooth.

Lower Left Implant Placed where patient was missing a tooth.

A CT Scan should always be taken prior to implants to give the surgeon forsight in to the vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels.

Tissue Level Straumann SLA implant 4.8mm diameter was placed in the area of #18.

Cone Beam Computerized Tomography

Friday, June 4th, 2010

What is Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CT)

Similar to a hospital CT scan, a cone beam CT takes a 3 Dimensional image of bones and hard skeletal structures such as teeth.  Essentially its a 3D X-ray.

This is a relevant and important topic for implant dentistry today. When a patient desires a dental implant, there are important considerations in the planning of where the surgeon will place that implant in solid bone.

A 3D X-ray such as a Cone Beam CT will allow for the surgeon to visualize in 3 Dimensional space where they can exactly place the implant. This is extremely important because it allows them to avoid vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels. Also, it helps them to plan for possible grafting necessary when the bone is insufficient to place an implant.

The Cone Beam CT is an excellent diagnostic tool which will enable your surgeon to avoid any complications or pitfalls in your surgery, before he goes into surgery.

The American Dental Associate and California Dental Associate both recommend a Cone Beam CT be taken before any dental implant is placed.

Below you can view the capability of this machine, and some of the 3D models it can produce.

Straumann Implants

Monday, January 11th, 2010
Straumann Dental Implant

Straumann Dental Implant

I have elected to place straumann implants because of the quality, integrity and track record. I am very please with how they integrate with the bone and the ease of restoration. The parts are very user friendly and have long term durability. Six of the implants I restored this year were Nobel Biocare and they were very difficult to take an impression.

Straumann has revealed a new implant material, Roxolid [Rock-Solid], a Titanium- Zirconium alloy that is 50% stronger than pure titanium. Initial animal studies show a significant increase in removal torque values over Straumann`s current SLActive titanium implants. Human trials are underway in Europe and North America. Straumann expects to have the design released for initial markets in 2009.

Roxolid (Rock-Solid)

Roxolid (Rock-Solid)

If I was missing a tooth I would definately want a Straumann Implant to replace it.

Remember to get implants your bone must be healthy, it is a good idea to quit smoking before getting implants.

Periodontal disease can affect implants in a similar way it affects teeth. Tartar buildup on the implants has bacteria which will trigger an inflammatory response in the gums leading to bone loss around the implant.

Implants require care and routine maintenance.