Dr. Andrew Slavin and the staff at Good Samaritan Dental Implant Institute want the best results for our patients. Like any medical procedure, dental implant surgery can raise some questions and worries. You may worry about discomfort during the procedure. You may wonder about how long it will be before your mouth feels normal again. You may also have long-term fears about the possibility of implant failure. To alleviate these concerns, our practice uses the Straumann Dental Implant System.
Exceptionally Strong Materials
Human beings have a powerful bite. This force allows you to eat a variety of foods without damaging your teeth. A dental implant must be able to survive years of biting and chewing. Straumann uses strong materials to produce implants with a long lifespan. Their Roxolid implants are 15% zirconium and 85% titanium. Their ceramic implants are made from durable zirconia ceramic material. An important advantage of these powerful ingredients is that the oral surgeon can do more with less. An implant with a smaller diameter means less of a need for bone augmentation and grafting procedures. You can have a simpler, shorter procedure with fewer follow-up appointments.
Innovative Implant Surface
A successful dental implant is one that lasts. For an extended implant life, the unit must integrate itself with the bone in your jaw. Straumann uses a series of preparative procedures to encourage bone cell attachment. To create their SLA surface, the manufacturer sandblasts the outer titanium to roughen the surface. Next, they use an acid-etching technique to introduce fine-roughness. The result is an implant with many possible surfaces for connecting with bone cells. This innovation brings several benefits to the patient.
- A shorter healing time. The SLActive implant has a healing time of three to four weeks.
- A longer implant life. The SLA implant has a survival rate of over 99% after 10 years.
- Less bone loss over time.
- A minimal rate of peri-implantitis, or inflammation at the implant site.
Specialized Operating Tools
Dr. Slavin has years of training and experience that qualify him as a dental implant expert. Although there are many options for dental implants and operating equipment, he chooses to work with the Straumann system. In addition to implants of the highest quality, Straumann also provides specially designed tools to improve the implantation procedure. Straumann drills have guides and depth control measures that offer the oral surgeon high precision and control. For the patient, this results in a more accurate implant procedure with a shorter time in the operating chair. It also reduces the number of follow-up appointments necessary for a successful implant.
The Straumann system improves the entire process from implant to implant crown. By using their planning software along with your dental images, Dr. Slavin can make a comprehensive treatment plan for your situation. Every mouth is different. With this technology, the doctor can survey your mouth and look for the best angle of approach while avoiding sensitive nerves. He can also predetermine the proper depth for the implant. Once again, this kind of preparation leads to a smoother, faster operation with a shorter recovery and less discomfort.
The final step of the implant procedure is the dental implant crown. Through the Straumann coDiagnostiX platform, our office can share your case information with the lab manufacturing your implant crown. The lab technician will have ample data to design and shape an implant crown that will be functional and cosmetically appealing. You will have a tooth in place that looks and feels natural, and you will be thrilled to have your confident smile back again.
Personalized Dental Implant Care
At Good Samaritan Dental Implant Institute, we strive to provide dental care with a personal touch. The Straumann Implant System is just one of the ways that we seek to make your experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible. We incorporate the latest in dental imaging technology along with personal touches like Dulcetta, our dental therapy dog. Feel free to contact us for more information about our patient-centered approach to dental implants.