What is A
A dental implant is an artificial base – a screw made from titanium placed into a patient’s jawbone. Titanium is used as it has a high biological compatibility with human body tissue. A dental implant consists of several parts, as shown below. The shape and size of the implant used is defined by a dentist following a careful examination, taking into account the individual characteristics of a patient’s jawbone, gum structure and type of tooth being replaced – e.g. incisor, canine, premolar or molar.
Dental implantation process
CONSULTATION + X-ray + TREATEMENT PLAN
During an initial consultation, the dentist will carefully evaluate the patient's condition by doing a full check-up and, if deemed necessary, taking a panoramic x-ray. A detailed treatment plan will then be prepared outlining the steps involved for the patient's specific case.
BONE GRAFTING IF NEEDED
If the dentist determines that there is not a sufficient volume of bone left in the jaw to securely place a dental implant, a bone grafting or sinus lift procedure may be required before beginning the implantation process.
This stage involves the surgical procedure of placing a dental implant into the jawbone. The dental implantation procedure is carried out in sterility with local anesthesia in a dental surgery. To gain access to the jawbone, the dentist drills into the patient’s gum. A canal is created in the jawbone that corresponds to the shape and size of the dental implant that will be placed. The dental implant is screwed into the newly formed canal and covered by the gum.
The process of osseointegration (bone augmentation with the dental implant) can take from 2 to 6 months. An x-ray examination is then necessary to evaluate the situation.
A model is taken of the patient’s mouth in order to make a wax dental model of the required prosthesis in a dental laboratory. A dental crown will need to have a particular shape and colour that seamlessly integrates into the patient's face shape. After the dental crown is produced, the dentist will put it into the patient’s oral cavity and leave it attached for several months with temporary cement, so that corrections can be made if necessary. When the dentist confirms that the dental crown fits and integrates correctly, it is attached with permanent cement.
Before the dental implantation procedure begins, a dentist must carefully evaluate the general condition of a patient’s health, take a panoramic x-ray of the jawbone’s condition and thickness and check the condition of soft and hard bones in the oral cavity in order to choose the most efficient implantation method. Despite the fact that the dental implantation procedure can be both time consuming and costly, unlike traditional prosthetic methods, dental implantation is a long-term investment in oral health and combating dental problems. Dental implants are made only from material that is biologically compatible with human body tissue – titanium; this means that they can last the entire lifetime of a patient if the appropriate dental hygiene and care is taken.
3D ACTIVE SURFACE
Strauder presents a pioneering 3D Active Surface technology. This involves using layered micropores to actively absorb the surrounding bone tissue into the implant surface, resulting in an enhanced osseointegration process. The surface is created through an advanced process of anodisation, which is commonly used in astronautics. This might sound like rocket science, yet the benefits are completely practical – a reduction in treatment times for dentists and a faster healing time and more secure result for patients.
THE BEAUTY OF OUR
Our production principles are as simple as they can be: we choose the best method at every stage of the process. Our high quality standards are evident throughout, starting with our selection of titanium for our dental implants. Titanium is known for its excellent compatibility with the human body. Our production lines are equipped with the most prominent Swiss machinery and operated by carefully trained technicians. The signature 3D Active Surface is created through a series of precisely pointed electric shocks, thickening the oxide layers in the metal.
THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS
Each implant is individually inspected meticulously by our technicians after the production process. Every single implant goes through a series of advanced tests. No quality compromises are allowed at Strauder. In the clean room, the implants are individually packaged in double sterile packaging, so that every single implant arrives in the dental clinic in the exact sterile state it left our factory. And our final touch – a beautiful silky box, almost too pretty to throw away.
Strauder Dental Implants are compatible with many leading dental implant systems available on the market, so switching between various systems is not a problem with Strauder. However, once you have tried Strauder, you may never want to switch again.
Strauder Dental Implants are certified according to the stringent European safety standards for medical devices, including ISO 13485:2003 and CE (Conformité Européenne). This ensures that the quality of our products is monitored and confirmed at every stage of production and delivery, protecting the peace of mind of our clients.