Dental implants have come a long way in recent years, with new and revolutionary technology allowing dentists to offer their patients a wider range of products. Immediate loading, antibacterial implants, mini implants, and 3D printing devices are just some of the advances that have made dental implants more realistic and cost-effective than ever before. Immediate loading is a process that simplifies the surgical process and leads to faster healing times. Antibacterial dental implants are coated with a gel made of silica and antibacterial agents during manufacturing, which not only prevents the growth of bacteria but also promotes osseointegration (bone fusion).
Mini dental implants are now only 3 millimeters wide, compared to the previous 5 millimeters, making them even more natural-looking. 3D printing devices and materials have also made it possible to develop more realistic dental crowns. Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology is used in implant dentistry to relate the existing or planned shape of the gums and teeth to advanced computer treatment planning. This file can be combined with CBCT images and photographs to create a virtual patient.
It is also used to scan implants to create the tooth or teeth of the implant with CAD/CAM technology. At the Pi Dental Center, continuous research has been carried out with the “immediate burden” of dental implants for decades. The prosthodontists at Pi Dental Center usually provide patients with the “all-in-four” dental implant protocol; however, in some cases, doctors recommend the use of more implants to achieve the best biomechanics. The “All-on-4” dental implant protocol has become very popular because it is the most cost-effective approach to dental implant care.
To learn more about how these new technological advancements in dental implants can benefit you, contact our Calgary denture clinic at (40) 475-0016 or complete our online contact form. Dental implants have become more predictable, durable and cost-effective than other dental solutions and are now stronger, more permanent and possible for virtually any patient.