The dental implant is an artificial root inserted into the maxillary or mandibular bone that replaces the missing tooth; however, not all implants are the same: an implant inside which a bacterial reservoir can form can cause peri-implantitis, which in turn can cause systemic diseases.
Periodontitis and peri-implantitis are serious infectious diseases caused by the same microorganisms, which result in severe inflammation of the gums surrounding the teeth and the implant; this disease causes bone loss, receding gums with aesthetic impairment, and possible loss of the implant. The most alarming fact is that recent studies have shown how peri-implantitis may cause the onset of systemic diseases, which attack the cardiovascular and reproductive systems, as well as a number of other vital organs.
Although in general perception, implant therapy is considered a restoration procedure with a high level of success, it has been seen how infective processes such as Periodontitis (pyorrhoea) that affect natural teeth have common bacterial strains, capable of affecting the area surrounding the implant, leading to mucositis and, in more serious form, peri-implantitis.
Through the decades, clinical experience, research and industry have made considerable efforts to improve and enhance dental implants and bone adhesion; however, one aspect still remains open, linked to the stability of the components of a dental implant, which can move over time and cause the onset of peri-implantitis.
Bone System has made a major contribution to this aspect by designing and producing a connection system resistant to loosening!
Bone System implants and press-fitting connection with dual seal
are the result of 25 years of research and commitment,
aimed at the patient’s well-being by eliminating any type of complication,
with particular attention to diseases capable of undermining
the benefits of dental implants.
We have created a unique patented system that, besides being mechanically stable and not subject to loosening, is also impermeable to bacteria, hence limiting the risk of peri-implantitis.
By adopting the Bone System Press Fitting connection system you embrace a new philosophy, enter a world in which problems linked to biological and mechanical complications are so few that they are considered a rarity.
• the first consists of the exclusive Transmucosal Collar adaptable to any anatomy as it is available in different heights and diameters;
• the other is the special friction-fit connection of the collar, the Press Fitting System, which ensures a connection free from micro-movements.
Each dental implant consists of elements joined together using the different solutions adopted by the various manufacturers. With its dual seal, our connection system differs from all others currently on the market:
• mechanical, to prevent loosening and movement of the dental elements;
• chemical, to prevent bacteria from penetrating inside the implant.
This greatly limits the risk of peri-implantitis!
A unique system, the result of years of study and research, in collaboration with leading universities.
Our products all have certification and our Company Quality System is certified by a leading European Institute.
The exclusive dual seal provides a valid contribution in protecting against undesirable events, to allow your smile to remain healthy over time.
Dental implants have existed in Italy since 1960; our implants are the result of a consolidated technique, with excellent documented long term results.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth,
two or more missing teeth or even to restore a full arch.
The duration of an implant depends on various factors: the proficiency and training of the dentist, who must have the necessary skill to develop an appropriate treatment plan and to use the implants correctly. If implants are taken care of and maintained correctly, and if no other general risk factors occur, they can have an unlimited duration, almost like real teeth. Statistics indicate that, for some types of implant, a total of 20 out of 100 implants are lost over a period of 10 years.
Provided that perfect oral hygiene is followed, there is no limit to the duration of our implants.
In all those cases in which one or more teeth are missing, provided that sufficient bone is available. However, it is always better to ask your dentist for advice.
There is no upper age limit, provided that the patient has a normal wound healing process. However, the minimum age for fitting dental implants is 18, once the jaw bones have finished growing and developing.
Fundamentally, humans can develop allergic reactions to all kinds of material. Titanium has proven to be biocompatible, well tolerated by our body and, to date, no negative side effects are known.
In common implants in which the different elements are connected using a screw, this can be true. This occurs because bacteria present in the mouth accumulate in the empty spaces around the screws and release an unpleasant odour. On the contrary, thanks to the dual seal system used for connection, our implants do not allow the passage of bacteria, thereby preventing halitosis.
After losing a tooth, the time before a dental implant can be fitted depends on the initial situation, as the maxillary bone must be perfectly healthy. If the tooth was lost due to an infection, it is usually necessary to wait at least one month.
In general it lasts from three to nine months, the treatment may be simple, or it may be necessary to associate techniques for regenerating bone or gum tissue.
- It starts with an assessment and an in-depth clinical examination, during which the dental surgeon provides the patient with clear and comprehensive information.
- This is followed by detailed planning of the procedure, to identify the best position for insertion of the implants, depending on the volume of bone available and the type of prosthetic restoration chosen.
- The surgical operation then takes place, during which the implants are inserted into the maxillary or mandibular bone.
- At the end of the healing phase (osseointegration), the permanent prosthesis can be fitted.
After treatment it is essential to focus on the care and maintenance of the dental implant through daily oral hygiene at home and periodic check-ups by your dental surgeon and dental hygienist.
The operation must be performed in a sterile, germ-free environment to prevent infections. The dental surgeon can cut and lift the gum or can use a less invasive technique; a hole of around ten millimetres in depth is then drilled in the bone, using either a conventional technique or a guided system, obtained by three-dimensional computer simulation. The implant, consisting of a titanium screw (a material that is well tolerated, biocompatible and very strong), is inserted into the hole. Depending on the case, it can take a few weeks for the implant to become completely integrated in the bone. Finally, the permanent prosthetic structure is produced and fixed onto the titanium screw.
The surgical operation is performed under local anaesthetic and is therefore pain-free. Post operative pain is generally minimal and can be alleviated by taking normal painkillers.
Most patients return to work the same day as the operation. However, just as for any other dental operation, there may be slight pain and swelling. On rare occasions a bruise may appear on the face.
Scrupulous oral hygiene at home and regular check-ups are essential for the long-term maintenance of dental implants.
This is a question of habit. The tongue is a very sensitive organ that registers even the smallest of changes in the oral cavity. Therefore, after a dental implant has been inserted, it often takes a few weeks for the tongue to get used to the new situation.
After insertion, dental implants must be allowed to integrate in the maxillary bone for a few weeks. During this phase, if they were to be subjected to mechanical stress, this could compromise integration. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, during the “open healing” process, it is advisable not to use electric toothbrushes with sonic technology. After the implants have become integrated, sonic toothbrushes can be used without causing any problems.
The use of zirconium oxide (also called zirconia) to produce implants has only been documented for a few years. According to recent observations, zirconia can be inserted into the body without any problems in the same way as titanium. However, this material is much more difficult and costly to work with, and its clinical application has not yet been sufficiently tested.