Dental Implants provide a long lasting and aesthetic solution for the problem of missing or broken down teeth.
There are well over 100 different implant systems currently in use around the world. Only a handful of these implant systems have any substantial evidence in the dental research literature to back their use, and even fewer implant systems have any substantial long-term follow up evidence to support their use on patients.
Missing tooth options
When a tooth is missing there are usually a number of solutions available.
You could have a false tooth made and fitted to a plate.
Alternatively a Bridge can be fitted to an adjacent tooth.
Or you could have a Dental Implant which doesn’t affect the adjacent teeth.
In our practice, we have selected the most modern, top of the range dental Implants from Straumann, Nobel Biocare and Camlog. These implant systems are all world class dental implant companies which have been established for many years.
There are many alternative cheaper type of implants available in the market but as we do not have the much needed scientific and clinical support to back their performance, at Pearl Dental Clinic we do not think is justifiable to provide them to our patients no matter what the financial benefits can be to both to the patients and the dentists.
Also by using dental implants from one of the major implant companies, we ensure that in years to come if the patient’s implant needs a new screw or an abutment, the company is likely to be still in business to supply the parts needed for maintenance.
Straumann, Nobel Biocare and Camlog implant companies have decades of clinical research behind their implant systems, which has resulted in numerous independent scientific studies being published on them. With such extensive research, we believe that these implant systems, are the most thoroughly documented, clinically validated, peer reviewed and research proven implant systems on the market today.
Camlog Implant System
The Camlog implant system is a reliable prosthesis oriented implant system and similar to the other types, is continually updated to the latest technological standards. This has ensured the development of an implant system with optimal implant surface, primary stability and numerous convincing long term studies.
Camlog has been established in Germany for many years and is a very well respected and reliable dental implant system.
Nobel Biocare implants offer the solutions for all indications, from a single-tooth to fully edentulous restorations (Same day Teeth), offering one of the best quality and aesthetic results. Nobel Biocare implants have probably the widest range of suprastructures available to dentists which makes them the most suitable implant system for replacing multiple missing teeth.
Nobel Biocare is the number one manufacturer of dental implants in the world, making its dental implants the most widely used and tested dental implant system in the world.
Manufactured from pure titanium, Straumann SLActive implants feature optimal surface topography for bone cells to attach themselves, allowing osseointegration to occur in as little time as six weeks. This allows the Straumann SLActive Implant to be loaded with a crown and be placed into occlusion much faster than other Implants that require a healing time of up to six months.
Straumann SLActive implants have been specially developed to optimize implant stability and reduce the risk of failure. The latest research findings substantially support the fact that, with over 90,000 implants used worldwide Straumann SLActive implants deliver an extremely low failure rate of less than 1%.
Straumann Roxolid dental Implants are the new generation of small width but full length implants which have been designed for situations where there is limited space between teeth or situations where the bone available is thin, requiring a smaller width implant.
Straumann Roxolid™ Implants are made from an alloy of titanium (80%) and zirconium (20%) which means that Roxolid™ has a higher fatigue and tensile strength than pure titanium dental implants of the same width. In addition studies have shown that bone integrates with Roxolid implants better than with pure titanium implants
We do not use any mini (4 – 5 mm) length Implants as these cheap implants have a much higher failure rate under loading compared to full sized Dental Implants. We only use regular length implants that range between 8 and 14mm in length.
Many dentists use mini implants only as a temporary solution or use them as a temporary measure for orthodontic anchorage. Please follow the link here to see research on why we do not use Mini Implants.
For a better functional and cosmetic dental implant outcome, where needed we always carry out bone grafting. We can use the patient’s own bone, irradiated cadaver bone, synthetic bone or bovine derived bone. If bone grafting is not carried out in cases where it is necessary, it can lead to serious problems for the patient.
Implant Ridge Preservation
Once a tooth is lost, the bone and gum will begin to recede.
If you later decide to have an Implant fitted, it may mean that the Implant would sit too high or the Crown would sit too low for your ‘bite’.
A bone graft material can be inserted into the cavity to encourage bone re-growth.
Over time, this will provide a sufficient amount of bone to support the Implant.
Our German trained Specialist Oral Surgeon Dr. Dejan Dragisic is highly experienced in Implantology having successfully placed well over 2,000 dental Implants. He is on the General Dental Councils list as a specialist in Oral Surgery. Dejan is a perfectionist and has spend almost all of his time over the past 10 years, placing or restoring dental implants. He has an implant success rate of 99.9%.
If you have had an accident or have loss of Jawbone due to lack of most or all of your teeth, our experienced specialist Oral Surgeon can provide expert specialist treatments such as Same day teeth, Bone grafting, Sinus lift, Soft tissue grafting and Full mouth rehabilitation.
We are one of a few practices in the UK to have an in-house Sirona XG plus Digital Panoramic Scanner with Digital Transverse Slice Acquisition (TSA). This state of the art high tech machine allows us to obtain very accurate high definition cross-sectional images of the Implant area. This results in much more accurate treatment planning and very precise Implant placement.
For those patients that suffer from dental anxiety, we offer multiple drug Specialist Anaesthetist Deep Sedation to help patients feel more relaxed during Implant treatment in a safe environment. Also, by using the WAND™ computerized painless injection system we eliminate the dreaded injection pain and make your implant experience a much more pleasant one.
We will always provide you with a full written treatment plan so that you are fully aware of the costs involved. We have published all of our fees on our web site, so that there are no hidden costs.
We provide 0% Finance on all implant treatments allowing you to spread the cost of treatment over a period that suits you.
For your peace of mind, all of our dental implant treatments are covered by our 12 months guarantee. For a small additional fee, you can extend your implant warrantee with a reputable insurance provider. If you follow our implant maintenance advice, your new dental implant should last for many years.
All of our Implant treatments are provided in one London location from start to finish. Our practice is open 7 days a week and we always have an emergency dentist on-call 24 hours of the day, ensuring that we provide you with complete Implant after-care 24 hours of the day.
Just a few points to consider when you are thinking about Implants
|Are you going to provide me with a full written treatment plan and costing’s at my consultation visit without added hidden costs once treatment starts?|
|Can I spread my treatment cost over 1-3 years with Interest Free Finance?|
|Will I be informed in writing of the risks of Implant surgery before treatment begins so that I am fully informed of possible risks and complications?|
|Is my medical history going to be fully reviewed and implant placement only recommended if I have no absolute medical contra-indications to implant surgery?|
|Will I be told if I have gum disease and advised to have my gum disease treated before any implant treatment is started to minimize the risk of implant loss through peri-implantitis in future?|
|Will I be informed if I suffer from grinding and clenching and advised to have these habits treated before starting implant treatment to reduce the risk of implant fracture?|
|Will I be informed if I suffer from bone loss in the implant site and advised to have bone grafting in order to prevent the cosmetic and functional failure of the implant threads becoming exposed short of long term?|
|Will you do bone grafting if needed, to prevent the failure of my implant crown needing poorly matching pink porcelain to cover up missing bone and gum or my implant needing a very long unsightly crown?|
|If I need bone grafting, will you discuss the various types of bone grafts available to me and allow me to choose the type of bone graft that I am most comfortable with having in my mouth and not insist that I have one particular type of bone graft material because its the cheapest available?|
|If I need bone grafting, am I going to be provided with a resorbable Bio-Gide membrane at no additional cost to increase bone grafting success rate?|
|Will my Implant treatment be carried out under full sterile theatre conditions with disposable surgical gowns worn by myself and the surgical staff around me in order to minimize the risk of bone infection?|
|If the Implant is going to be placed close to the Maxillary sinus, are you going to do sinus lift or sinus tap procedures where necessary and do everything possible to avoid damaging my sinus lining?|
|If the implant is going to be placed close to a nerve supply, are you going take X-rays during the implant placement procedure and do everything possible to avoid damaging that nerve supply?|
|Will I only be provided with implants that have been fully tested and have years of research and development behind them rather than implants that are hybrid copies of several different outdated implant systems with no research behind their design?|
|After implant surgery, will I be provided with antibiotics, painkillers, antiseptic mouthwash and written post-op instructions at no additional cost?|
|Will I be provided with a temporary abutment and temporary crown for implants in the cosmetic zone, in order to achieve the best gum shape around my implant?|
|For the front of the mouth, Will I be sent at no additional cost to a cosmetic lab to have the most accurate shade taking for my final implant crown?|
|Will you promise not to rush my treatment by loading my implant with a crown too early and allow enough time for adequate implant-bone union to take place before loading in order to achieve the best long term implant success?|
|For a genuine Implant guarantee, will I be given the option to insure my dental implant against failure with a reputable implant insurance provider?|
|Will I have immediate access to the Pearl dental clinic 24 Hour 365 days a year dental emergency service should I need any emergency treatment?|
|Does Pearl dental clinic focus 100% on quality & service and on providing the best cosmetic and long lasting dental implants rather than on case quantity?|