We work with all the major systems for dental implants in conjunction with our own cad/cam machines which help us to provide consistent predictable results which are hard to achieve manually. We use manufacturer’s parts or you can use our custom milled in-house abutments to obtain a great looking appliance. As every individual case is different therefore we offer a full range of options and systems which allows us to offer a treatment plan based on the patient. Our range of products include titanium/zirconia or peek abutments. Contact us for more information and pricing.
Planning for dental implants
Planning focuses on the general health condition of the patient, the local health condition of the mucous membranes and the jaws and the shape, size, and position of the bones of the jaws, adjacent and opposing teeth. There are few health conditions that absolutely preclude placing implants although there are certain conditions that can increase the risk of failure. Those with poor oral hygiene, heavy smokers and diabetics are all at greater risk for a variant of gum disease that affects implants called peri-implantitis, increasing the chance of long-term failures. Long-term steroid use, osteoporosis and other diseases that affect the bones can increase the risk of early failure of implants.
Long Term Success
The long-term success of implants is determined, in part, by the forces they have to support. As implants have no periodontal ligament, there is no sensation of pressure when biting so the forces created are higher. To offset this, the location of implants must distribute forces evenly across the prosthetics they support. The design of implants has to account for a lifetime of real-world use in a person’s mouth. Regulators and the dental implant industry have created a series of tests to determine the long-term mechanical reliability of implants in a person’s mouth where the implant is struck repeatedly with increasing forces (similar in magnitude to biting) until it fails.