What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a replacement for missing tooth or teeth. They are usually made of titanium metal. A non-titanium implant exists which is a Ceramic (zirconia-based) implant. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
General considerations for implants include the health of the patient, the health condition of the gum tissue and bone. At Atrium Dental, the doctor will take a 3D x-ray in the office to determine if enough bone exists to place an implant.
When placing dental implants, there are two methods of placement. One is placing the implant with a free hand. The second is placing an implant using a surgical guide. Surgical guides are the latest advancement in dental implant technology. At Atrium Dental, we have invested in this technology in order to place the dental implants with ultimate precision available. Surgical guides provide the surgeon with a device with computer-calculated precision for maximum safety and the best result. When placing dental implants, the surgeon has two challenges to solve. One is to place the implant in sufficient bone both vertically and horizontally. The second is to place the implant in proper alignment to the position of the future tooth. Implant placement is in the best position both surgically and prosthetically. Implants are placed where planned, leading to improved surgical outcomes, aesthetic results, and minimum risk of damage to adjacent teeth, nerve, or sinus. Another significant outcome of this method is fewer traumas to the surgical site and faster healing; therefore, less pain after surgery.
At Atrium Dental, we use Straumann Implants. Straumann is the leading dental implant company in the world. We use Straumann implants because of their reputation, proven success in research, and lower failure rate.