The titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth—dental implants—represent a monumental achievement in dental technology. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, only implants replicate the entire structure of the absent tooth.
Patients have a number of choices when it comes to dental implants in the Chicago Loop. Not only can they choose from different providers who will place the devices, they may also pick from a number of different dental implant manufacturers.
Many companies produce dental implants, but only a few adhere to the necessary stringent research and development and quality control regimens set forth by governing bodies in dentistry. Biomet is one such company. The company’s products can be used for single tooth replacement or in combination to support a denture in edentulous patients.
When your oral surgeon uses BIOMET 3i dental implants, you are getting a product that has been refined over the course of a quarter-century. The company goes beyond dental implants, as well, offering a complete array of implants, prosthetic components, along with regenerative products.
Marking its 25th anniversary in 2012, BIOMET 3i has focused its efforts on producing consistently reliable appliances that produce the desired patient outcomes.
Originally established as Implant Innovations Inc. (hence the 3i) by a dental specialist and an engineer, BIOMET 3i has produced a number of dental implant innovations. For example, the BIOMET 3i team developed better dental implant surface technologies that promote a stronger bond between the bone and the titanium implant.
Just because a patient is missing a tooth, it doesn’t necessarily mean that patient is automatically a candidate for a dental implant. Bone loss can present a significant obstacle to dental implant success, and extensive bone loss may need to be addressed before the implants can be placed.
Not only does BIOMET 3i manufacture dental implants, it also produces regenerative bone grafting materials that stimulate more bone to grow to facilitate the implant’s osseointegration, or fusing with the bone.
Prospective dental implant patients should do thorough research on the devices they choose. Select the very best quality implant fixture with a good track record, and you’ll make a solid investment in the future of your oral health. Beware of the inexpensive implant procedures that are widely advertised, because those involve inferior implants, inferior laboratories that make the crowns for implants, as well as non-specialist doctors placing them.
Contact our dual degree oral and maxillofacial surgeons at ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, serving Cook County Chicago, to discuss your implant options. Call 312-328-9000 and schedule your visit today.