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A Quick Guide to Dental Implants

January 14, 2013

Dental Implants are now very common and are the best and most successful way to replace missing teeth.

But, did you know that not all dental implants are the same. Many factors contribute to the success, comfort, natural feel, appearance and how long they last.

When you buy a car, you know that the manufacturer has a track record of workmanship, technology and safety. Dental implants are very similar. Prices vary in the car market  because the research, workman’s skills, the quality of the components and general build quality is better for some than others.

So when it comes to dental implants are they all the same?

Well the answer to this is no.

There are nearly as much as as 200 brands of dental implants available and each has its different features, which affect the success of the implant. Some of the features which vary are:

  • Grade of titanium
  • Is the implants designed to work as a short or long implant
  • The type of the screw, the shape of the thread
  • Is it tapered or straight?
  • How does the post or abutment for the final tooth attach to the implant?
  • Can the final result be made to look as real as possible
  • Is it a new dental implant brand?
  • Track record of the brand

The dentist and the team will have a system which will affect the treatment outcome and how comfortable you feel straight after the treatment

  • How is your  treatment planned?
    • Consultations? X-rays? Photos? Models?  CT scans?
    • The way the implants are inserted vary based on the brand, technique and the skill level of the dentist
    • Does the practice use aseptic techniques with sterile gowns?

Have you ever had a blood test and thought that it hurt? Where as at other times, you have not felt a thing and get no bruising. This is down to the nurses lightness of touch, skill and gentleness…this applies to dentists too

The teeth are made by a technician and  just as dentistry is a science, an extension of the medicine it is also an art and not everyone can draw as well as each other.

As you can see, not all implants are the same.

At Natural Smiles, we use a brand called Ankylos and it has a very high 25 year success rate.

We  provide you with a free consultation about how we use dental implants to help you and our implant dentist can then later provide you with details of  all your suitable options.

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