Is Implant Brand Important in Treatment?
Today there is an increasing demand for dental implants and as a result there are more and more dental implant manufacturers.
If you’re researching brands of dental implants, you can probably name about half a dozen, but there are actually over 150 different brands to choose from. Most dental implants are made of titanium, but they differ in shape, fit, and naturally in price. Dental clinics all have their own brand preferences, but at the end of the day, does brand choice have any effect on the success and durability of implants? We will review it for you…
Who are the dental implant manufacturers?
Some of the more popular dental implant brands are Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Biomet 3i, Zimmer Dental, Bicon, and All-On-Four.
What are the main differences?
As mentioned above, each dental clinic will have their own favorite brand and the reasons behind their choice will be explained to you during your consultation, but the main focus will be on factors such as ease of use, biocompatibility and design.
Ease of use: no matter which clinic you have dental implants at, any dental clinic will tell you that some brands are easier to fit
Biocompatibility: A crucial factor in the dental implant procedure is the process known as osseointegration, where the surrounding bone fuses with the implant. Some types of implants fuse better with bone than others.
Design: Most dental implants are made of titanium, but some manufacturers use zirconia, which works similarly to titanium but has an aesthetic advantage because it is white in color.
Is this important?
While dental implant brands differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, and most dentists agree that it is important to choose the right dental implant for every patient, the consensus is that implant success is 5% of implant selection and 95% of surgeon skill.
Choosing to replace your missing teeth with dental implants means you are about to make a long-term investment in your health, function and quality of life. Therefore, it makes sense that you want to choose the most qualified dentist to complete your treatment. These days, even general dentists place dental implants, but they often lack the education and training that others have.
While you may be visiting almost any type of dentist for your dental implant surgery, it is important to know exactly how qualified and experienced the dentist is. These are generalizations, so regardless of the specialty, always seek out the references and long experience of placing dental implants that the dentist has.