Dental implants are a great treatment for people with missing or damaged teeth that have good general oral hygiene but so are Clip on Veneers.…. Which Treatment would you rather have. The most affordable and less time consuming treatments would be clip in veneers. The beauty of a clip on veneer is that you don’t need a dentist and they are totally usable for crooked, stained and in some cases missing teeth. They are also know as snap on veneer, press in veneers and snap in smiles. Wow Smile in Chobham have the beuaty that can offer you both snap in or clip in smiles or dental implants that leads me into the implants. Dental implants are small titanium alloy cylinders that are inserted beneath the gum line in the place of a missing tooth. Once the implant has fully adhered to the jaw bone, a process known as osseointegration by dentists, the gum can be reopened and a small post called an abutment is fixed into the implant. Once the abutment has secured and the gum has been left for a few weeks to heal around it, a crown made from white ceramic can be permanently fixed onto the abutment. The patient can then benefit from a replacement tooth that looks, feels and functions almost exactly like a natural tooth.
Implantology is a complex and rather specialist dentistry procedure requiring extensive training, hard work and great skill to fully master. There are many different implant systems in use in the UK and as a result it can be very difficult for patients to work out which implant system is best for them. As each dentist is free to use any dental implant system they desire, it is rare to find dentists in the same area who use the same systems.
The main implant systems in use in the UK are: Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Bicon, Astra Tech and Ankylos. These systems are favoured by different dentists around the country and each system has their own individual variation and differences from their competitors. Of course there are many other systems in use; this makes it even harder to work out which system is best. Whilst each system has its own selling points such as the size, design, metal content, patents, design of the abutment etc. they can all be used extremely effectively in the right hands.
The reason dentists usually only offer one type of implant system to their patients is simply because the cost of equipment for each system is extremely high. It is simply not possible for dentists to afford to offer a variety of systems. Another factor is that each system requires specific knowledge and training; it is therefore more valuable for a dentist to master one system rather than spend time trying to learn a variety. Implant companies are also very good at wining and dining dentists, sending them to all-expenses-paid weekends away in order for the dentist to experience their particular implant system. More often than not the dentist will purchase the system from the company who served the best champagne.
The variety of implant systems may seem confusing although with most of them being just as effective as each other, the quality of the final implant work is more down to the dentist’s skill and talent as opposed to a ‘super implant system’. When undergoing extensive dentistry such as implantology it is important that patients choose a dentist who is experienced and has a large portfolio of successful implant cases. Implant dentistry can be risky and not every implant succeeds, it is therefore crucial to understand fully the risks and prognosis of undergoing implantology.