Straumman implants backed by clinical research
Founded in 1954, the Swiss-based Straumann® Company prides itself on exceptional quality and top-notch research for its products. Straumann® reinvests approximately 6 percent of its profits into research, making it a leading contributor to implantology research. The Straumann® Company works with international research and clinical institutes, such as the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO). With such a commitment to quality, it is no wonder that Straumann® dental implants are the choice of many top UK implant dentists.
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Dental implant FAQs
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Implants are an investment to improve quality of life. They allow you to Eat and chew naturally, whilst helping you appear younger and improving you self-confidence.
They are a permeant solution for missing teeth and provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth. In the process they help preserve adjacent teeth and bone structure.
Is Implant Therapy an expensive solution?
Contrary to what you might think, conventional dentures are not always the most cost-effective solution. The cost of implant treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. In many situations, dental implants may be more economical in the long term. Be sure to ask for a cost plan ahead of treatment.
Is the surgery painful?
Dental implants are generally inserted under local anesthetic to help minimize discomfort. If you experience any doubt about the condition of the implant site after procedure, please make sure to consult with your dentist.
What should I expect on the day or after the operation?
On the day
Dental implants are inserted under local anaesthetic to help minimise discomfort during the operation. During the procedure you would not experience any pain, though you will experience a pressure sensation. After the surgery we would still expect you to be numb from the original anaesthesia for another couple of hours. During this time, you will be advised to eat something simple such a yogurt, and to take pain relief and start your prescribed antibiotics.
You will also be provided with a pack which includes antiseptic mouthwash, toothpaste and surgical soft brush with specific implant post-operative care instructions.
Patients may experience temporary symptoms like pain, swelling within the first few days after the operation. We would expect you to have swelling and bruising in the region of the implant, especially if a graft material was used. Any pain is controlled with simple analgesics such as paracetamol.
Are there any risks?
Implant therapy is not an experimental approach; rather it is well-proven, state-of-the-art medical dental technique that has been scientifically tested and used for decade by dentists and surgeons worldwide. Potential risk factors may depend on oral hygiene and pre-existing medical conditions. Your dentist will evaluate whether dental implants are the option for you.
How will I care for my implants?
Just like natural teeth, implants require regular check-ups and conscientious oral hygiene. With appropriate care, the long-term function of implants can be maintained. Your dentist will guide you on cleaning and hygiene measures.
Is there any age limitation to implant therapy?
It is possible to insert implants as soon as the jaw has stopped growing. Therefore, in young patients, dental implants can only be placed once their jaw bones are fully developed. At the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit, given of course that the patient does not display any significant medical risk factors. This will be evaluated by the dentist.
Is ceramic “better” than titanium?
Titanium is a biocompatible metal. This means it is non-toxic and well-tolerated by the body. Implants made from titanium bond very well to living bone and have been used for decades in the medical device industry. To this day, there has been no documented case of any allergic reaction to titanium. Because of these attributes, titanium dental implants can last for decades.
If you are looking for a metal-free alternative, there are options with ceramic implants. These are made from high-strength ceramic and designed to achieve maximum functional and esthetic demands. In case of thin or recessed gums, the implant will not shimmer through as it has the colour of a natural tooth.
Do I need time off work?
At Eledent we offer appointments late in the day including Fridays and Saturdays, which help you recover over the weekend without effecting your daily work.