Studio dentistico
dott. Ivo Braut

Šojska 10, Paveki
51221 Kostrena

Tel. 051 287 390
Mob. 091 250 99 42

E-mail: dr@ivobraut.com
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STRAUMANN
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Dental Implants Straumann

Whether teeth are lost to an accident, disease or have been missing since birth, dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. A dental implant is placed in the jaw to replace the missing tooth root. It acts as a base or an anchor for individual crowns, multi-tooth bridges and entire dental prostheses. Implants look and feel most like your natural teeth, and can help prevent bone loss and protect adjacent teeth. And the benefits don't stop there. The best way to replace a tooth is to mimic it as closely as possible. Dental implants are designed to do just that.



Dental Implants or Conventional Tooth Replacement

Conventional Tooth Replacement

A bridge is a frame on which two crowns and a false tooth are attached. Why are there three parts? This is because the two healthy teeth on either side of the gap must be ground down to anchor the bridge. The bridge covers the prepared teeth that are left after grinding. The false tooth, called a pontic, sits in the missing tooth's space above the gum. But it does not replace the root of the missing tooth so bone loss can occur. Bridges can be less expensive than dental implants in the short term. However, the life span of a bridge is typically less than that of an implant. Also, the adjacent teeth that were prepared can be more susceptible to future problems, like decay



Dental Implants

The first thing you notice about a dental implant is how closely it resembles your natural tooth. It replaces the entire missing tooth, including the root, without having to grind the adjacent teeth. Made of titanium or titanium zirconium, a dental implant is a replacement tooth root surgically inserted in the jaw. The implant and abutment work as a securable base for the final crown that will be your new tooth. A dental implant is more expensive than a bridge, but it is designed to be a permanent solution. Because the implant replaces the tooth root, implant therapy can help minimize bone loss. In addition, the surrounding teeth are not affected and the look and feel is natural.



Standard Procedure

Plan – Your implant team will plan your case to help ensure the best outcome.
Placement – The specialist will place the implant and form the gum tissue around
the implant.
Healing – The bone around the implant should grow and integrate with the implant surface in just a few weeks.
Temporary restoration – If the implant is in a visible area, a temporary tooth restoration may be placed while the site heals.
Placement of abutment – When healing is complete, your restoring dentist will place the abutment, a small piece that connects the implant to the crown. An impression will be taken and the final crown will be ordered from the lab.
Final crown – When the final crown is returned from the lab, the temporary tooth will be removed and the final crown will be put into place.


Benefits

  • Bone preservation. Because the implant replaces the tooth root, it transmits chewing forces to the jaw, helping maintain the bone.
  • Natural look and feel. Besides looking natural, implants feel natural, so you can eat without worries.
  • Unaffected adjacent teeth. Unlike bridges, implants do not require the grinding down of neighboring teeth, so your remaining dental structure stays natural.
  • Proven quality. Straumann dental implants are built to exacting quality standards, based on decades of scientific research and study. Four million implants placed over a 30-year span support Straumann quality

Ask your dentist about choosing dental implants for you.


Frequaently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Virtually any adult with missing teeth may benefit from dental implants, as long as the jaw has stopped growing (which is why they are not appropriate for children) and there are no underlying medical risk factors.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Success rates vary according to the system used. Long-term results have shown that Straumann implants have a 98.8% success rate after five years.*

Will i need to go into the hospital for the procedure?

Most procedures do not require a hospital visit and can be performed in a dental office.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.


Dental Implants and Dentures

How does the denture attach to the implant?

Dentures can be removable or fixed (non-removable). Removable dentures have "snaps" fitted into the denture itself. A piece called an abutment extends from the implant and snaps into the denture for a secure attachment. Fixed dentures are a non-removable crown and bridge, which are attached to an implant.

Choose from three attachment methods.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any risks?

Implants are placed surgically. Since every surgery carries potential risks, your doctor will evaluate whether dental implants are the right option for you.

What if I already have dentures?

It is possible that your existing dentures can be retrofitted to work with implants.

How do I clean my dentures? If you have removable, implant-supported dentures, they can be removed to be cleaned in the same way as traditional dentures. Fixed dentures are brushed the same way as natural teeth.

What foods can I eat?

Because implant-supported dentures can help eliminate slippage, many foods you used to avoid eating are now back on the menu.

Straumann has long been recognized as a leader in providing innovative dental products. So when your dentist uses Straumann implants, you will likely experience comfort and confidence compared to traditional crown and bridge. Here are some reasons why Straumann is the dentist's choice:

  • Comfort Pressure point pain and the discomfort of particles lodged between the gum and denture may be eliminated.
  • Security Because they snap onto permanently fixed implants, your dentures stay in place without the need for dental adhesives.
  • Confidence You'll be amazed at how confident you feel when you don't have to think about your dentures.
  • Convenience The snap-on design makes it easy to remove and replace your dentures for cleaning.
  • Quality Straumann implants are backed by decades of scientific research, stringent quality control and a long history of satisfied patients.

Ask your dentist whether implant-supported dentures are right for you!