What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant by itself is not a tooth! A dental implant is a prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Essentially, it is a small titanium post/fixture that is inserted into the jawbone, on top of which a single crown (cap), a fixed bridge, a partial denture, or full denture can be attached. Once the implant integrates to your bone, a structure called an abutment is connected to the implant and then the artificial tooth/teeth are attached.

Straumann implants

Straumann has proven success in the research, development, and manufacturing of dental implant solutions. Documented with extensive scientific literature, Straumann has delivered groundbreaking innovations and set technical benchmarks since 1954….

5 steps to a new smile

After gathering information via your oral X-rays, we will assess the treatment options open to you. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various solutions so you are well-informed on every aspect of the procedure before making a decision….

Single and Multi-tooth

A dental implant is also a cost-effective option. If you must decide between conventional crown and bridge and a dental implant restoration to replace a single tooth, there is also a monetary aspect to consider…..

Straumann is backed by Science

Why choose Straumann Dental Implants?

Straumann has proven success in the research, development, and manufacturing of dental implant solutions. Documentedwith extensive scientific literature, Straumann has delivered groundbreaking innovations and set technical benchmarks since 1954. Our scientific and technological achievements have led to numerous innovations in the fields of surface technology, high-performance implant materials, and oral regeneration.

Swiss Quality and Innovation

With Swiss engineering roots, Straumann products are well-known for quality and precision. Ground-breaking innovations, such as the SLActive® implant surface, and the high-strength Roxolid® implant material, underline Straumann’s position as one of the most innovative leaders in implant technology.

Reliability and Integrity

When it comes to the reliability of our implant solutions, Straumann sets high standards of quality and scientific integrity. Straumann products have been thoroughly tested and validated in preclinical and clinical studies. As ethical trusted company, Straumann takes pride in providing dentists and their patients with products that work and are backed by scientific evidence for reliable and predictable treatment results.

More than 14 million Straumann Implants Sold Worldwide

Through Swiss precision engineering and clinical excellence, the Straumann Dental Implant System has earned worldwide trust. Clinicians in more than 70 countries have purchased more than 14 million Straumann implants. Rest assured that wherever life takes you, care is nearby for your Straumann dental implants.

5 Steps to a New Smile

Step One: Diagnosis and Decision-Making

After gathering information via your oral X-rays, we will assess the treatment options open to you. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various solutions so you are well-informed on every aspect of the procedure before making a decision

Step Two: Implant Placement

The implant will be surgically inserted into your jaw using local anesthetic. Depending on the individual case, a temporary restoration may be placed on the implant during the healing stage, while the bone around the implant grows. A temporary restoration allows you to enjoy a natural-looking smile throughout the entire process.

Step Three: Healing

During the healing phase, the implant bonds with your jaw bone. The bone around the implant grows and integrates with the implant surface, a process that takes anywhere between four weeks and a few months. After approximately one week, your stitches will be removed. Diligent oral hygiene during this phase is vital for successful healing.

Step Four: Your New Teeth are Created

As your implant bonds itself to the bone during the healing phase, your dentist and laboratory partners will to create your personalized artificial tooth crown. This will be placed once the healing phase is complete.

Step Five: Restoration Placement

Your final restoration is connected to the implant, leaving you free to smile, bite, and chew like before.

Single and Multi-Tooth Replacement

The dental implant replaces the missing tooth root, leaving the healthy neighboring teeth intact. The implant also acts as a support for the implant crown by transmitting chewing forces to the jaw to avoid bone resorption.

With conventional methods, the two healthy neighboring teeth must be ground down to support a bridge in place of a missing tooth. This results in a loss of natural tooth surface, and bone deterioration may occur as the bridge does not transmit chewing forces to the jaw.

A dental implant is also a cost-effective option. If you must decide between conventional crown and bridge and a dental implant restoration to replace a single tooth, there is also a monetary aspect to consider. According to a study1 on long-term costs, a single dental implant is regarded as a cost-effective option in comparison to a traditional three-unit fixed dental bridge. The cost difference on the latter is equalized in about seven years.

Conventional Crown & Bridge Treatment

Dental Implants

Two Neighboring teeth are ground down to support a bridge

The bridge does not transmit chewing forces to the jab bone

Tooth replacement with a dental implant

Neighboring teeth remain intact

Dental Implant Aftercare

Straumann dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option and investment in your oral health, and taking care of your implant is important to long-term success. As with natural teeth, implants require regular dental check-ups and diligent oral hygiene. Following these guidelines will help you maintain your implants for decades.

The Dos and Don’ts after Surgery

Complications are rare after the placement of a dental implant, and stitches can usually be removed about seven to ten days afterward.

Straumann solutions have been thoroughly researched and scientifically tested; however, there may be side effects. It is very important to contact your dentist immediately if you feel any of the following:

Swelling: cool it down

Cool the external treatment area as soon as possible after the operation to help prevent pain and swelling.

Pain: take your medications

If your dentist has prescribed medicine, be sure to take it as directed.

Oral rinses: be careful

In the first few hours after the operation, you should not use an oral rinse as it may cause bleeding.

Your temporary restoration: take care of it

While the implant is healing in your mouth, it may have a “healing cap” or a temporary tooth replacement. A healing cap is placed on the implant to allow your mouth to heal. Avoid chewing anything hard on the side where the implant was placed. This will help the implant to heal safely in preparation for the next step of your treatment.

When You Should Call Your Dentist
  • You feel a throbbing pain after the operation
  • You have a numb feeling at the implant placement 12 hours after the operation
  • You feel pain or swelling at implant placement several days after the operation
  • Bleeding continues
  • You lose your temporary replacement tooth crown
  • You have symptoms or questions not mentioned here
If you love your new teeth, look after them!

Diligent oral care can help your implants last a long time.

  • Use a soft toothbrush (changed regularly) or an electric toothbrush.
  • Brush teeth on the inner and outer chewing surfaces.
  • If prescribed, use interdental brushes for cleaning the spaces between teeth.
What to Avoid
  1. Sitting is better than lying down. Keep your head up during the day and also at night.
  2. Do not lie on the side where the implant was placed.
  3. Do not drive in the first few hours after the operation. Your ability to drive might be impaired by the anesthetic or medications. Ask your dentist.
  4. Do not use a toothbrush in the implant area of the mouth until the stitches are removed. Your dentist will recommend using an oral rinse several times a day instead of brushing your teeth.
  5. Do not eat until the anesthetic has worn off.
  6. In the first few days after the procedure, avoid alcohol, nicotine, coffee, black tea, sports, and physical exertion.
Routine Oral Hygiene at Home and the Dental Office

Both dentist and patient contribute to the long-term care of a dental implant. Regular checkups and preventive visits to the dentist are necessary to obtain your individual oral care plan from your dentist and be updated on special cleaning techniques. Good at-home oral care and regular dental checkups will help the implant site stay healthy.