IMPLANTOLOGY & ORAL SURGERY

MANCHESTER IMPLANT CLINIC, UK


DETAILS OF IMPLANTOLOGY COURSES FOR DENTISTS


Fixed Tooth Replacements

with

Osseointegrated Dental Implants

"Dental implantology is a new branch of dentistry which involves the reconstruction of missing teeth and their supporting structures with natural or synthetic (alloplastic, allogenic or autogenous) substitutes."

 

 

 

Missing upper teeth due to periodontal disease

 

Dental rehabilitation with implants

 

Titanium posts & porcelain crowns are connected to the implants

 

Implant retained individual crowns 5 years postoperatively

Surgeon: T.C.Ucer

 

If you are a denture wearer, you will be all too familiar with the suffering and discomfort associated with painful dentures that do not stay in place when eating and talking. This can cause mental and physical suffering and may also lead to loss of self confidence.

Even if they are constructed to the highest possible specifications, there are many problems associated with dentures and conventional restorations (e.g. construction of dental bridges require cutting and grinding of usually healthy adjacent teeth). Once the natural teeth are lost, the bone in which they were embedded begins to shrink. This process, known as bone atrophy (similar to muscle wasting when limbs are no longer used) can alter facial appearance and may necessitate the periodic replacement of dentures. Bone loss often leads to functional and cosmetic deterioration of the oral and dental structures.

 

 

GROSS ATROPHY OF THE UPPER JAW BONE AFTER TOOTH REMOVAL

 

Many people soon discover that dentures are a poor substitute for their natural teeth and simple tasks such as eating or even talking can be a source of anxiety, pain and discomfort for the rest of their lives. Yet, thanks to an accidental discovery, innovation, scientific study and recent developments in biomaterials, dental and medical sciences, the suffering endured by people who wear dentures, is no longer necessary.

In 1952, Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark, a Swedish surgeon, whilst conducting research into the healing patterns of bone tissue, accidentally discovered that when pure titanium comes into direct contact with the living bone tissue, the two literally grow together to form a permanent biological adhesion. He named this phenomenon "osseointegration". Today, modern dental implants, developed from the principles of osseointegration are routinely used in hundreds of clinics and hospitals world-wide, and sought after by thousands of patients because they have been proven to provide comfortable, permanent and attractive tooth replacements as an alternative to removable dentures and conventional bridges.

 

ORIGINAL BRANEMARK IMPLANT FIXTURE

 

 


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?


 

If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, you may benefit from dental implants:

Implants bond biologically to the living bone tissue.

Once united with the bone, they support your teeth firmly and safely.

Implants restore function and aesthetics to normal levels.

Eating, talking and chewing need no longer be painful experiences.

Dental implants prevent progressive bone atrophy and shrinkage.

Dental implants help to preserve bone levels and a youthful facial appearance.

Like artificial joints, they have a proven scientific basis.

 

 


INDICATIONS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS


Missing teeth due to any reason.

Painful & loose dentures.

Prevention of shrinkage of jawbone after tooth loss.

 

 

 


WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?

Dental implant is an artificial titanium fixture (similar to those used in orthopaedics) which is placed surgically into the jaw bone to substitute for a missing tooth and its root(s).

		    FRIALIT-2 SYSTEM           									ITI/STRAUMANN SYSTEM                                                  IMZ System

 

 


CASE PRESENTATION:

 

CASE 1: Single Tooth Replacement with ITI/Straumann implant system
CASE 2: Multiple Tooth Reconstruction with Frialit-2 Implants
CASE 3: Multiple Tooth Reconstruction with Branemark Implants

 

 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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return to: Implantology Course for the dentist
Contact Mr.T.C.Ucer: ucer@oral-implants.com

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