Not all implants are the same

Are all dental implants the same?

This is a crucial question when considering whether or not to receive this treatment. Not all implants are the same; nor do they all react in the same manner. They vary in terms of the reliability of their results (both long-term and short-term). All implants are made from titanium, but the difference lies in the treatment (physical and chemical) of the surface and the reliability of its attachments to prepare prostheses. In Spain, there are some 250 different types of implants. However, there are very few that have been endorsed by sufficient long-term scientific documentation and the various possible clinical situations sought by a patient.

Since the first implants were developed in Sweden more than 40 years ago, many of the companies that made them have disappeared.

If production of a system of implants is discontinued, this usually means that it is not possible to repair prostheses of that specific brand.

An implant that has been scientifically calibrated and of top quality provides the following advantages:

  • It reduces the probability of the implant failing in to short-term and long-term.
  • It reduces treatment times for the patient.
  • It simplifies the procedures required to achieve the stated objectives, reducing costs without compromising on results.
  • It minimises the morbility of the procedure, since the tested surfaces of quality implants reduce the number of implants required to resolve a case. Such implants also narrower, shorter implants to be used without the need for bone regeneration techniques. The surface of the Straumann Roxolid implant, the first implant with a zirconium-titanium alloy, offers all of these advantages.

The success of low health control implants cannot be shown; nor can it be shown what types of problems can arise in the future, since the scientific and clinical studies required to obtain the documentation to endorse them do not exist. Therefore, we do NOT recommend their use. “What is cheap can turn out to be very expensive”.

No todos los implantes dentales son iguales