In recent years, permanent dental implants have become the most important component used to restore the patient’s chewing function. Durable and fully safe. If, for various reasons, you need to remove a tooth, it is worth considering inserting an implant in this place even during one treatment. The sooner you do this, the smaller the losses in bone tissue will be, because after the tooth is pulled out, the bone disappears with time. Inserting an implant in this place after some time may be associated with additional bone tissue replacement procedures and higher costs.
Titanium is most commonly used in the manufacture of implants, but companies involved in the supply of dental products are constantly improving their production methods. One of the latest novelties on the market are Swiss implants made of zirconium or Roxolide by Straumann SLActive. They are characterized by high efficiency – the tooth can be rebuilt within 9 weeks from the moment the implant was placed. Implants are used in patients with missing teeth resulting mainly from periodontal diseases and damage caused by mechanical factors.
Types of implants
There are several implant systems on the market.
The most popular of them are:
Swiss: Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Camlog,
American: Bicon, Zimmer, Intra-Lock, Astra Tech, BioHorizons, Biomet 3i, Keystone Dental, Dentis, Imtec Endure,
Their prices vary and are often influenced more by marketing costs than by technology or quality. Implant procedures are not the cheapest, but the luxury of having an implant is becoming more and more affordable. This is another reason to choose such a solution, but it is worth looking at them carefully and consulting a dentist.