Posts Tagged ‘Dental Implants’

Myths about Dental Implants

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Options for Replacing Teeth

Friday, June 25th, 2010

There are several reasons why a patient may decided to have dental implants to replace missing teeth. Most common are:

1. Advanced Periodontal Disease: where many teeth are loose and there is insufficient bone support for these teeth.

2. Gross Caries to Bone Level: When teeth are decayed all the way to the bone and there is no way the teeth can be saved.

3. Large Root Abscesses: The tips of the roots of teeth in bone have been abscess and infected for so long that large bone loss has occurred and it is necessary to extract the teeth.

4. Dentures do not fit well or have poor suction etc.

5. Patient does not like dentures and wants something that is non-removable or fixed.

Options to Replace Multiple Missing Teeth

Implant-Assisted Prosthesis

Locator Abutments

Bar and Clips

Implant-Supported Prosthesis

Fixed Hybrid Denture

Fixed Implant Bridge

History of Implantology

Friday, January 15th, 2010

This is a technical explanation for the dental professional about the history of implantology. Its beginnings with Dr. Branemark and the innovations in osseointegration which has brought us to modern implantology today.

Educational Implant Powerpoint

Friday, January 15th, 2010

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This powerpoint is meant to educate the Dental Health Professional. Therefore some of the terminology is quite complex. However, many dental patients may also find this information useful to understand the background of dental implants. This will allow them to have correct expectations for their treatment options and allow them to ascertain the limitations of treatment.

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.