* Zimmer Biomet Dental provides a popular brand of implants to restore comfort and dental functionality for patients with missing teeth. Traditionally, bridges and crowns would fill the gaps left by absent teeth, but Zimmer Biomet Dental implants are preferable for a number of reasons.

Zimmer Biomet Dental implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Each different design has been created to ensure that as many patients as possible can benefit from dental implant placement.

Why should I choose Zimmer Biomet Dental implants?

Zimmer Biomet Dental implants are technologically advanced and exceptionally versatile. With arrange of implant types suited to unique patient needs, greater stability and treatment precision can be achieved. With these implants, less time is spent in the dentist’s chair, which substantially reduces the cost and time investment associated with implant procedures.

These implants are exceptionally easy for oral health professionals to place and can support many implantation techniques, whether in single or multiple stages. Zimmer Biomet Dental not only designs the prosthetic root of the implant, but the titanium abutment as well, which serves as an intermediary between the implant and the custom-created prosthesis.

Here are some of the other key advantages associated with Zimmer Biomet Dental implants:

  • Cost-effective      
  • High precision levels for patients of varying dental health      
  • Minimized preparation and steps required      
  • Reduced treatment and healing time      
  • Greater comfort      
  • Secure, stable prosthesis for restorations in any area of the mouth      
  • Beautiful, natural end result

What is involved in getting Zimmer Biomet Dental implants?

Before implanting prosthetic tooth roots, your oral health professional formulates a plan from diagnostics achieved through-rays, bite impressions and examinations. When the plan is complete, the first stage of implant placement can begin.

Initially, a local anesthetic is administered to the surgical site. After an incision is made to reveal bone at the treatment site, a precision drill is used to make a tiny hole. The Zimmer Biomet Dental implant is then tapped or screwed into place. In some cases, initial incisions may not be necessary and the implant can be placed directly through soft tissue.

For patients whose treatment plan involves two-step implant care, the second stage is completed when the implant has been integrated into and stabilized by the jawbone.

During the second visit, another local anesthetic will be administered so the implant post can be accessed and the abutment can be attached to the implant. Zimmer Biomet Dental also manufactures an implant with a pre-attached abutment, which can negate this step of treatment for some patients.

The dental prosthesis is created within a week of taking post-healing bite impressions. The primary concern of your oral health professional is ensuring that you experience a lifetime of comfort and stability when your final restoration is placed.

If you have any questions or concerns about Zimmer Biomet Dental implants, please contact your dental professional.


* Straumann ® implants offer an effective way to replace missing teeth. These medical-grade titanium implants are highly compatible with the body and have proven to last for many years. Straumann ® implants are one of the most popular types of implants in the world and restore full dental functionality.

Dental implants are a preferable alternative to other restorations, like dental bridges, because they do not require consistent replacement over their lifetime. Implants also enhance the smile aesthetically and feel exactly like natural teeth.

Here are some of the main benefits associated with dental implants:

  • Reduce bone loss

  • Do not compromise or affect adjacent teeth

  • Create stability and balance in the jaw

  • Can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth

  • Can be used to anchor partial or full dentures

How can Straumann ® dental implants help me?

Straumann ® dental implants differ from other brands in a variety of ways. Straumann ® has developed a unique technology that promotes faster healing and osseointegration (bone growth around the implant). These implants can also be of benefit for patients with problems related to bone density. Here are some of the main advantages associated with Straumann ® implants:

  • 99% success rate in patients with an otherwise healthy mouth

  • Hi-tech implant surface, which vastly reduces healing time

  • More than 3 million implants successfully placed

  • 30 years of clinical research and experience

  • Implant types suitable for reduced bone quality

What types of Straumann ® implants are available?

Straumann ® offers three main types of implants andeach type comes in a variety of sizes. Though many patients are suitable candidates for Straumann ® implants, different needs require different styles of implant. Here is a brief overview of the some different Straumann ® implants:

Straumann ® Standard Implants – These implants promote fast healing when placed through the gums and have the SLActive surface for quicker osseointegration.

Straumann ® Standard Plus Implants – These implants have been designed for semi-, trans-, and subgingival use in the anterior (front-facing) region of the mouth. They have the specialized SLActive surface and are designed for use where the teeth are most noticeable.

Straumann ® Tapered Effect Implants – These implants can be loaded immediately with a temporary prosthetic and have been developed specifically for early implantation.

How are Straumann ® dental implants placed?

Generally, Straumann ® implants require three dental visits. During the first visit, a plan will be constructed for the forthcoming procedures. To develop this plan, thorough examinations need to be performed, along with three-dimensional x-rays. These tools help your oral health professional to determine exactly where to place the implant to support the greatest possible benefit.

During the second visit, the implant is placed under local anesthetic. Your doctor makes an incision into gum tissue to expose the jawbone at the placement site. The Straumann ® implant is inserted into the bone by screwing or tapping.A cap is then placed on the top of the implant and the surgical site is sutured closed. In some methods, the implants can be placed directly through the gingival tissue, with no additional incisions needed.

After this visit, osseointegration occurs. This stabilizes the implant in the jawbone and usually takes 3-4 weeks, instead of many months with other types of implant. The third appointment is generally of shorter duration, where the custom-created dental crown or restoration is permanently placed. In certain cases, the restoration can be placed immediately with the implant on the second visit.

If you have any questions or concern about Straumann ® implants, please contact your oral health professional.


* Dental implants offer a natural looking replacement for adult teeth.  In addition, implants restore functionality to the jaw, making speaking, eating, and chewing easier.   Most implants are comprised of a screw that is embedded into the bone and a post to which the prosthesis is attached.

Biomet 3i implants are unique because the microsurface of the cone-shaped screw contains an innovative bone-bonding component.  This means that implants can be placed in areas with low bone density, sparing the patient the mess and misery of wearing poorly fitting dentures.  Additionally, the bone-bonding component means quicker recovery time after the implant is placed.

Why should I choose 3i dental implants?

There are a wide variety of dental implants in the marketplace, but 3i have an almost unparalleled success rate.  Almost 98% of 3i implants are fitted successfully and last for a lifetime. 3i implants contain a unique feature, which is embedded in the surface of the screw.  Implant screws made by other companies are sprayed with calcium phosphate to enhance the bone integration process.  However, 3i screws actually contain calcium phosphate, which means that delamination is less likely to occur.

Additionally, the cone-shaped 3i screw adds precision to the placement of implants and ensures that the final prosthesis is comfortable and can withstand pressure.

Here are some of the other benefits associated with 3i implants:

  • Better oral health.
  • Higher success rate.
  • Improved self-esteem.
  • Long-lasting results.
  • Multiple 3i implants can be placed during a visit.
  • Natural-looking implants.
  • No adhesives or mess.
  • Prevention of bone loss and gum recession.
  • Sturdy, functional prosthetic teeth.

How are 3i dental implants placed?

The procedure for placing 3i dental implants is similar to many other implant procedures.  It is usually performed in two short visits, the first visit being typically an hour in length and the second taking around thirty minutes.

After the dentist has analyzed the X-rays and diagnostic results, the implant root can be inserted.  This procedure will be performed under local anesthetic, unless another type of sedation is preferred.

Here is a step-by-step process for the first stage of a 3i dental implant placement:

  1. An incision will be made in the gum tissue to expose the jawbone.
  2. A tiny hole will be drilled into the jawbone to insert the implant into.
  3. The implant will be screwed or tapped into the designated position.
  4. A small temporary stop-cap is placed to cover the implant, and the surgical site is sutured closed.
  5. After approximately 10 days, the sutures will be removed and the dentist will assess the healing process.

Generally, 3i dental implants enhance the healing process, which means that the second treatment phase can be completed around 10-12 weeks after the first.

Here is a brief overview of can be expected at the second appointment:

A local anesthetic will be administered, and a tiny incision will be made to expose the prosthetic root.  The temporary stop-cap will be removed and a small post or abutment will be attached to the implant.

When the healing process is complete, the new dental prosthesis (usually a crown) will be created from bite impressions.  A tiny screw will be used to secure the prosthesis onto the abutment.  Any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure the prosthesis is comfortable, and the 3i dental implant will be secure for a lifetime.

If you have any questions about 3i dental implants, please ask your dentist.

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