Posts Tagged ‘Tooth Implants’

Myths about Dental Implants

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

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.

Is an implant a good option for me?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

021_Image_0002In order for an implant to actually fit in a gap between two teeth and into the bone at that site, there is a required width and length for the implant.

059_Image_0003The length of the implant selected must be no longer than 2.0 mm from the inferior alveolar nerve.

It is critical that these vital structures are avoided in placing your implant so you can avoid complications and ensure theĀ  success of the implant integrating into the bone.