Dental Implants - General Infos

Written by Dr Andre Menard dds   

Over the last ten years dental implant care has seen seen vast improvements, great news for those with denture problems. With the recent introduction of mini dental implants patients are able to have dental work done in a matter of hours with the help of local dentists.

Dentures are held firmly in place giving patients confidence while eating and speaking, what makes this new procedure so attractive is that no cutting or stitching is required. The procedure is quick, easy and allows patents go have a far superior denture with no real discomfort at all. Mini dental implants have been highly regarded in the dentistry field and many dentists today preform this procedure with ease. If your having issues with you current denture implants you may want to take a look at dental implants.

 

Dental Implant Manufacturers

There are more than 100 dental implant companies that are being actively traded on the U.S. market today.  The most notable of these companies include:

1). Nobel Biocare, which is also known as Branemark, has locations in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.  Their headquarters is actually located in Zurich and Gothenburg though.  They were founded in 1981.  Besides developing, producing and marketing dental implants, they also do the same for crowns, bridges, veneers and laminates.

2). Straumann, which is also Known as ITI, is located in the United Kingdom with its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.  Their dental implants are manufactured both in Sweden and the United States.  They are actually newcomers to dental implantolgy and they are also the only company within the dental sector to offer surgical, restorative and regenerative solutions.  This company does everything from bone augmentation and tissue regeneration, to implants and prosthetics, as well as individualized crowns and bridges.  When it comes to dental implants, Straumann collaborates with leading clinics, research institutes and universities.  Herein they also offer comprehensive training and services to the dental profession throughout the world.

3). 3i Group PLC, which is also known as Implant Innovations Incorporated, is located in London, England.  The company is a leading venture capital and private equity firm.  It is also part of the FTSE 100 Index.  This company was formed by a syndicate of British banks in 1945.  Its original purpose was to invest in industries.  However, in 1987 the banks sold off their stakes to form a public limited company leaving 3i to become one of the largest publicly traded capital groups in the world.

Some of the other companies that are worth mentioning include Bicon Dental Implants, BioHorizons, OsteoCare, Osteo-Ti, 3i, Zimmer, Astra Tech, Ankylos, Implant Direct, Intra-Lock, Lifecore, Bio-Lok and Diskimplant.

These are the companies that specialists such as oral and maxillofacial surgeons and periodontists look to whenever they need to have mini implant fixtures for their patients.  Of course, these procedures usually are not beyond the scope of general dentists or prosthodontists anymore either.  Nevertheless, your dentist will still need to consult with an dental implant service, since they are the ones who are able to best assess the merits of this treatment against other prosthetic options.  What you ultimately need to keep in mind is that the implantologist (the person who will be performing your implant surgery for you) is ultimately responsible for the correct placement of your dental implants.

 

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