Implant systems have evolved to a vast array of implant products, materials, equipment and support products. Sometimes finding the right systems to suit your personal or professional needs can be quite overwhelming. A single visit to any dental products exhibition leaves most confused rather than decisive.
Companies who produce these systems employ the services of talented marketers to advertise and popularize their products while extolling its outstanding features.
In dental truth, patients are hardly selective of the systems they use; it is up to the dentist or surgeon. A selection of specific dental implant systems usually applies to exceptional patients such as those with low bone volume.
What you need to know
Every day, companies come up with new and developed implant systems. It is almost impossible to keep up with the trends. Implant products achieve the desired results in a majority of the patients. But a practitioner who works with various systems will be able to discern the subtle differences. Here is a summarized information on the latest trends of dental implant systems everyone can understand.
The titanium trend
The titanium products currently flooding the dental industry is said to promote osseointegration but theoretically, a patient with sufficient bone mass will heal just as fast with other product types. However, this does not argue the fact that titanium products integrate very well with good bone. As a new development, they do make things more aesthetic, professional and efficient.
Thread patterned screws
Another innovative feature is the distinctive thread patterns and surface enhancement on the titanium implants to achieve swift efficiency. It is creative indeed as it fits the surgical process. It sounds logical to screw in an implant than just sliding in, but this is still a diagnostic practitioner’s choice.
Nevertheless, the absence of this feature in few products does not impede its effectiveness.
Shapes, sizes, and contours
Shapes and contours of implants are another promoted feature. Tapered implants are claimed to be ideal for single-stage procedure. Size and shape vary with the dental systems. A dentist has to decide what specific shape and size suit the procedure at hand.
You cannot force a 5mm screw into a 3mm hole.
Drills are by far the most helpful and straightforward innovation. In earlier times, six drills were required for implant procedures. Now with the latest technology that number has been strategically constructed to just three drills. The significant advantage of this is that it saves time and pain- which is trauma to the bone.
Investing in dental implant systems cost a substantial amount of money, but it is worth it for the growth and efficiency of your services.
As the dental industry grows, one has to stay ahead in knowledge and practice. Patients have a right to be well informed about the dental system with which they will be fitted. One thing is sure, the continuous growth of the dental industry is inevitable. Rest assured that Astal dental stays ahead of the trend to give you the best solution always.