It all started in 1952, when Professor Branemark of Lund, Sweden found that titanium screws used to fix broken bones of rabbits could not be removed after they healed.
He then realized that the bone “integrated” titanium, and of course, after years of previous trials by surgeons all over the world with many different types of materials, the use of titanium became obvious for dental Implants.
A dental implant is made of titanium (pure or alloy) screw shaped structure and has another screw thread in it for the fixing of the abutment, which holds a crown.
It is inserted into the bone where the tooth (or teeth) is missing. It is a bio-compatible to the bone and integrates fully within the bone, creating a very strong bond. This is called Osseointegration.
The whole procedure of placing an implant takes only a few minutes for a single tooth and up to an hour for multiple implants. We use new procedures and systems that may not require any incisions of the gums.
If the shape of your face is changing due to tooth loss, or you are wearing a removable denture and wish you never did, then implants may be for you. Implants can be an alternative to dentures or can greatly increase the stability of these dentures.
In cases where there is a lack of bone, we use the Nobel Guide software, where a CT scan of the jaw is used to show details into the patient’s own jaw bone, so that perfect alignments and positioning of the implants through a “guide”, making the procedure of advanced cases so much safer, easier and faster. Information on Nobel Guide can also be obtained at www.nobelbiocare.com.
However implant systems used at this practice may vary from time to time depending on the affordable costs from the patient’s side and many other factors such as new developments in newer systems.
We provide solutions for patients with wide variety of needs. From a failing single front tooth, to full mouth rehabilitation and success in this field is very high and all who have had implants in this practice never look back to regret their decisions.
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