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Implant One and 3i Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a natural looking replacement for adult teeth.  In addition, implants restore functionality to the jaw, making speaking, eating and chewing easier.  Most implants are comprised of a screw that is embedded into the bone, and a post, to which the prosthesis is attached.

The Implant One System

Designed Exclusively to Maximize Bone and Tissue Health

Bone and Gingival tissue health is essential to your patients overall health and well being. Why not use an implant system created to support that objective?

Designed for Sub-Crestal Placement

Implant-One recommends placement of the Implant/ Abutment connec-tion below the crest of bone. Sub-Crestal Implant Placement allows more highly vascular trabecular bone between the cortical plate and the implant.

Optimize The Size- Implant- One offers implants in 8 diameters to allow optimization of the implant size in the available.

Smallest diameter Abutment Emergence Profile- Maximizes vascularity, required for healthy bone and soft tissue in the critical crestal area surrounding the top of the Implant.

Morse Taper type Connection- Creates a tight bacteria free connection with no micro-movement that is critical to preserve long term bone health.

60 Degree Full Thread Form- Maximizes implant surface area for integration, while minimizing tissue strangulation and blood flow restriction between thread forms

Properly sized implants maintain cancellous bone between the implant and the cortical plate.

Implant-One Implants are designed explicitly with the features re-quired to promote and maintain healthy bone and soft tissue.

  • No Bone Resorption
  • Healthy cancellous bone surrounding and covering the implant
  • Excellent hard and soft tissue health

Preventing Heat and Pressure Necrosis is Critical to Implant Success

Implant-One thread design, drill sizes and surgical protocol are designed to prevent pressure necrosis caused by in-stalling an implant in an osteotomy that is too tight.

Surgical drills with sharp cutting edges and internal irrigation help keep the bone cool during the drilling operation to prevent heat necrosis.

Bacterial intrusion in the implant/ abutment connection, may lead to bone loss, gingivitis, periodontitis and implantitis which are all detrimental to your patients overall health and well being.

Biomet 3i implants are unique because the microsurface of the cone-shaped screw contains an innovative bone-bonding component.  This means that implants can be placed in areas with low bone density, sparing the patient the mess and misery of wearing poorly fitting dentures.  Additionally, the bone-bonding component means quicker recovery time after the implant is placed.

The 3i Dental Implant System

There are a wide variety of dental implants in the marketplace, but 3i have an almost unparalleled success rate.  Almost 98% of 3i implants are fitted successfully and last for a lifetime. 3i implants contain a unique feature, which is embedded in the surface of the screw.  Implant screws made by other companies are sprayed with calcium phosphate to enhance the bone integration process.  However, 3i screws actually contain calcium phosphate, which means that delamination is less likely to occur.

Additionally, the cone-shaped 3i screw adds precision to the placement of implants and ensures that the final prosthesis is comfortable and can withstand pressure.

Here are some of the other benefits associated with 3i implants:

  • Better oral health.
  • Higher success rate.
  • Improved self-esteem.
  • Long-lasting results.
  • Multiple 3i implants can be placed during a visit.
  • Natural-looking implants.
  • No adhesives or mess.
  • Prevention of bone loss and gum recession.
  • Sturdy, functional prosthetic teeth.

How are 3i Dental Implants placed?

The procedure for placing 3i dental implants is similar to many other implant procedures.  It is usually performed in two short visits, the first visit being typically an hour in length and the second taking around thirty minutes.

After the dentist has analyzed the X-rays and diagnostic results, the implant root can be inserted.  This procedure will be performed under local anesthetic, unless another type of sedation is preferred.

Here is a step-by-step process for the first stage of a 3i dental implant placement:

  1. An incision will be made in the gum tissue to expose the jawbone.
  2. A tiny hole will be drilled into the jawbone to insert the implant into.
  3. The implant will be screwed or tapped into the designated position.
  4. A small temporary stop-cap is placed to cover the implant, and the surgical site is sutured closed.
  5. After approximately 10 days, the sutures will be removed and the dentist will assess the healing process.

Generally, 3i dental implants enhance the healing process, which means that the second treatment phase can be completed around 10-12 weeks after the first.

Here is a brief overview of can be expected at the second appointment:

A local anesthetic will be administered, and a tiny incision will be made to expose the prosthetic root.  The temporary stop-cap will be removed and a small post or abutment will be attached to the implant.

When the healing process is complete, the new dental prosthesis (usually a crown) will be created from bite impressions.  A tiny screw will be used to secure the prosthesis onto the abutment.  Any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure the prosthesis is comfortable, and the 3i dental implant will be secure for a lifetime.

If you have any questions about 3i dental implants, please ask your dentist.

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