C-Tech Dental Implants
Dental implants are the present standard of care in dentistry for addressing tooth loss.
A dental implant is a screw made of medical grade titanium which is placed usually in the gap of the lost tooth.
Medical grade titanium has two very convenient characteristics: it is a very strong and a biofriendly material which means it is able integrate itself into human bone, whereas almost all other known materials are rejected by the body.
The screw will need about 4 months to integrate into the jawbone. After the screw is integrated it will act in the same supporting manner as the root of a tooth. To the implant will be attached a post to which a reconstruction of the original tooth or a prosthesis can be attached.
If the resulting integrated implant is cared for through maintenance of oral hygiene as well as regular visits to the dentist, the implant can survive for a lifetime.
Dental implants have been in use in modern dentistry for over 30 years. There are approximately 6 million of these implants set per year. The long term survival rates for dental implants are above 95% , depending on oral hygiene and maintenance the rates can be higher.
The main dental implant material, medical grade titanium, has been in use in modern medicine for over 60 years, primarily in the field of orthopedic surgery for hip replacement. The material has been thoroughly tested for its use in medicine and dentistry.