Dental implants are the perfect solution for most people missing one or more teeth. The implants look, give feeling and function exactly like natural teeth.
For more than 40 years implants have been successfully used by millions of people in the world as the best solution for the problem of missing teeth
Using implants has many benefits, e.g. implants:
⦁ eliminate the need to polish healthy adjacent teeth, which is required by traditional crown and bridge fitting procedures,
⦁ help to maintain the right bone structure and shape of the face as well as they prevent the atrophy of jaw bone tissue
⦁ do not require the use of denture adhesive and effectively help to reduce discomfort caused by poorly fitting and loose dentures.
The dental implant is a small screw placed in the jaw bone functioning as a root of the prosthetics tooth. An implant is made of titanium - a metal very-well tolerated by human body. Titanium has also a unique property of osseointegration (integration with living bone), which allows it to function as a stable foundation for the teeth. An implant connector is attached to an upper part of the implant and acts as a support for a crown, bridge or denture.
In many cases before implants can be fitted it is necessary to reconstruct the bone.
Bone tissue loss can be caused by a number of various factors, e.g. past injuries, inflammation of the gums and periodontium (tissues that surround and support the teeth) or teeth removal, after which the height and width of the jaw decrease due to the lack of mechanical load. However, appropriate amount of bone tissue is necessary to ensure long-lasting stability of implants and teeth. It can be the main factor conditioning a good appearance of teeth and gums. In order to strengthen and increase the volume of jaw bones, ready-made bone substitutes such as Bio-Oss and Bio-Gide are successfully used. Such substitutes are also employed to improve bone condition in the area lateral jaw section during the sinus-lift procedure.
There are hundreds of implant systems available in the world. Our clinic recommends AstraTech implants, but we also provide Branemark, Replace, 3i, Neoss and Straumann implants.
Astra Tech advantage
By choosing Astra Tech dental implants you can rest assured that the result will be predictable, reliable and long-lasting.
Based on long-term research, the implant system compatible with human body's natural ability to heal has been designed. The implant surface has been deliberately etched in order to stimulate bone growth and speed up healing. The effect is a strong and compact connection between the bone and implant. Clinical trials prove that the system is superior in terms of long-lasting results. It was proven that Astra Tech implants' characteristic feature was an ability to stimulate bone and gums . The implants also help to maintain the right bone condition and a natural appearance of gums and face oval.
AstraZeneca Group member
Astra Tech is a subsidiary of AstraZeneca Group which is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, a leader in the area of advanced research in dental implantology.
Astra Tech Implant System™ is uniquely well-documented and is one of the fastest-growing systems in the world.