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Dental Implant


What is a Dental Implant? 

A dental implant is designed for toothless areas. It is a safe alternative treatment to a bridge or denture. Dental implants involve implanting artificial dental roots made of special metal (titanium) to the jawbone for a natural feel as well as aesthetic satisfaction. 

When you are considering implants, you must have adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too soft and unable to support an implant, you will require a bone graft. 

In a bone graft procedure your dentist will use a special bone grafting material, and graft it onto your jaw bone. There will then be a waiting period of 2-3 months while the bone graft creates enough new, strong bone in your jaw to make sure that the implant will be successful and able to support your dental implant. 

Ankylos – Friadent is a leading solution for most dental implant cases. Friadent attended a research program in Germany in 1974 in search of the skill sets required to develop a ceramic implant product line. They were successful. 

Ever since the emergence of this product within the implant market, their success has been unparalleled. For over 30 years, this company has been providing top quality implant products to patients around the globe.

Not only are the Ankylos implants superior in quality, they are also superior in their appearance. Dentsply Friadent prides itself on providing the highest quality dental implants for virtually all types of surgical situations. Made with biologically compatible titanium, their implants are made from the best materials available.

Ankylos implants are also known for its top mechanical and predictable stability. Ankylos is the most authoritative system, strong and designed for long-term stability.

Their implant products are also 100% bacteria proof, working to ensure healthy oral tissues. Ankylos implants are also known for their top mechanical and predictable stability. Ankylos is the most authoritative figure in implant surgery, and their products are strong and designed for long-term stability.

  1. No Micromovement

Micromovement between the implant and abutment irritates the peri-implant bone. It reacts by atrophying in the area of the implant shoulder, referred to as remodeling. In contrast, keyed and friction-locked connections prevent any micromovement. They form a virtual single-component implant, which ensures stable tissue from the start.

The only way to form a bacteria-proof keyed and the friction-locked connection is for the conical surface to be flush with the mating surface

  1. Bacteria-proof Connection

Gaps between implant and abutment lead to bacterial colonization. Chewing loads cause a relative movement between the components, which in turn causes a pumping effect. This distributes endotoxins, causing an infectious reaction in the tissue at the implant-abutment interface level. Bone is resorbed below the implant-abutment connection until the biological width is established. Only a bacteria-proof connection prevents bone resorption – and stabilizes the soft tissue.

Platform Switching combined with a stable, bacteria-proof connection design is an important factor in tissue stability (x-ray: Dr. Nigel Saynor, Stockport, UK).

  1. Platform Switching

Platform Switching moves the transition between implant and abutment to a central position. This removes mechanical and microbial irritation from the peri-implant tissue. The biological width is moved from the vertical plane to the horizontal plane. This makes Platform Switching an important factor for tissue stability – but only in combination with a micromovement-free, bacteria-proof connection design. This is referred to as Platform Shifting. The narrower abutment also provides more space for peri-implant soft tissue.

Deposition of bone tissue on the face of the implant with subcrestal placement. Status three months after recovery (histology: Dr. Dietmar Weng, Starnberg)

  1. Subcrestal Placement

A natural emergence profile is easier with subcrestal placement. Bacteria-proof connections without micromovement prevent bone resorption and are tolerated by the bone even when the implant is inserted at a greater depth. Platform Shifting in combination with subcrestal placement and a microstructured implant shoulder allows bone apposition to the abutment and ensures excellent red esthetics over the long term.

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