In general there are only two ways how you can lose an osseointegrated dental implant.
- Implant fracture which necessitate revision surgery, typically with implant removal
- Incurable implant infection so called periimplantitis.
In 11 years we never experienced any implant fracture or periimplantitis. In only two cases an implant was lost due to aseptical disintegration.
In contrary recent meta-analysis showed that titanium screw type implants will get periimplanitits in 30-50% in 5-10 years follow-up due to screw windings which cannot be cleaned by the patient. In general it is impossible to stop periimplantitis on screw type implants as it is absolute impractical to keep the screw threads, beneath the gumline, clean.
60 years of simple screw type implants with no or little innovation but endless screw variations is enough! I want to be one of the first to offer this CAD/CAM treatment in my country. How can I participate?
My dentist told me that my tooth must be pulled out - what can I do if I want to have a BioImplant™?
The multi-rooted implant completely fills the tooth socket and there is absolutely no need for autogenous, animal, or cadaver bone transplants, thus eliminating completely the disadvantages or risks associated with such procedures.
My dentist told me I will need bone augmentation before I can have an immediate implant. Is this really the case?
In contrast, immediate implant placement with titanium or zirconia screws very often won’t work without transplantation of your bone, the use of artificial, animal, or cadaver bone.
Will root end resection or other surgical changes disqualify the tooth from replacement with BioImplant™?
It is not possible if the tooth is already movable. This is the regularly the case if you suffer from severe periodontitis.
Acute infection is, as in any other dental implant procedure, a contra-indication.
Chronic infection is generally not a contra-indication, depending on the severity, because the cause of the infection is the infected tooth, and the tooth and the infected tissue will be removed before implant placemen. Therefore an infection is not a contra-indication.
Osseointegration is a natural process, exactly like the healing of a broken bone, and cannot be rushed.
As bone healing is very slow, the best and simplest way to speed up osseointegration is to avoid gaps which have to be bridged by bone or bone substitutes, or covered by membranes (regularly found when using screw-type implants), and to avoid any trauma to soft tissue (e.g. rising flaps) and especially to the bone caused by drilling.