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A dental implant is essentially a substitute for
a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder
shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled
at the precise location of the intended tooth. Often
the implant can be placed at the same time as removal
of the tooth all on the same day.
If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface
it can be screwed into position and if it does not,
it is usually tapped into place. The main aim during installation of any implant
is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding
bone. This creates an initial stability, which over
time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone
into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.
In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants
normally have some form of internal screw thread
or post space that allows a variety of components
to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation
for long-term support of crowns
for illustrated information.
Dentsply Friadent is a company that has been providing top quality implant products to patients across the world for 30 years. The company attended a research programme in Germany in 1974 in order to develop the skills to create a ceramic implant, including the Ankylos implants. Ankylos implants are known for their top mechanical and predictable stability. Ankylos is the most authoritative system, strong and designed for long-term stability. The Ankylos connection principle, clinically proven for decades, is designed for initial and long-term tissue stability. The extremely accurate TissueCare Connection has virtually no micromovement and is almost totally bacteria-proof. And it is also keyed and friction-locked to prevent bone resorption and to ensure stable and healthy soft tissue.
The unique TissueCare Connection transfers the transition between implant and abutment to the interior of the implant and prevents mechanical influences on it and microbial attack on the peri-implant tissue. It provides additional space for the surrounding soft tissue. The keyed principle allows subcrestal placement, and the microstructured implant shoulder makes deposition of bone cells easy - for additional support of the overlying soft tissue. ANKYLOS establishes the best conditions. The progressive thread design makes it easy to screw the implants into position and enhances tissue retention. With the keyed and friction-locked TissueCare Connection Ankylos acts as a single-component implant with all the advantages of the two-component implant: surgery and prosthetics are completely independent of each other. And it also has only one diameter for all prosthetic components: any abutment can be combined with any implant as desired. It requires less storage. It is economical and it gives an optimum prosthetic result.
NobelGuide™ from Nobel Biocare
gives you beautiful Teeth-in-an-Hour. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. Today there’s no need to settle for anything less. The NobelGuide system means you can now replace missing teeth with permanent dental implants – easily, quickly and comfortably.
With conventional treatment you have to wait for your implants to heal before teeth are placed, which can take months. NobelGuide gives you your new teeth right away. You may be able to eat immediately after the treatment.
Simple and quick
NobelGuide is a unique system that has lots of advantages over old-fashioned implant treatment. Not only does it reduce the number of visits to your dentist, you also spend less time there. Best of all, no recovery period is needed after treatment, so you can return to your active life immediately.
For further information on dental implants visit www.nobelsmile.co.uk/en_gb/
Association of Dental Implantology
The ADI aims to provide the public with an improved understanding of the benefits of implantology, and Members with the benefits of continuous skills development, safeguarding standards.
Are implants for me?
You should discuss with your dentist whether implants would be right for you.
Patients need to have healthy gums, enough jawbones to take the posts and support the replacement teeth. They must also be prepared to maintain good mouth hygiene and visit the dentist regularly.
Implants patients need to be in good general health, because of the surgery needed. Some chronic diseases, such as diabetes, osteoporosis or chronic sinus problems, could interfere with healing and make implants more likely to fail. Make sure that you tell your dentist about any medicines that you take regularly, and your smoking habits.
Implants involve undergoing surgery twice or more over a period of several months.
Since they are complicated form of treatment, implants can be expensive.
What will my dentist do?
Your dentist should tell you about the stages of treatment, who would be carrying out each stage and the timetable for completing treatment. You might be referred to a specialist.
- Bone is exposed in the jaw where the tooth is missing. Then a hole is drilled and a metal post is inserted into the bone. This is usually done under local anaesthetic, but sometimes sedation or general anaesthetic is used. The gum is then stitched over the post and it’s left to heal for several months, until the bone has grown around the post, making it secure.
- A second operation then happens, in which replacement teeth are mounted onto the implants. This requires a small cut in the gum above the implant. The replacement teeth might be single or in a group, and possibly as a ‘bridge’, attached to neighbouring natural teeth. They may be fixed permanently or attached in a way that lets you remove them for cleaning.
At Same Day Smiles™, our leading surgeons can provide you with a brand new smile in just 1 day using the All-on-4™ technique. You will leave the practice with a beautiful set of fixed teeth, free from problems of the traditional denture. Your All-on-4™ smile is created by placing just 4 implants into the jaw, with a fixed bridge being attached the same day.
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