Recent decades produced an abundance of materials used for dental procedures. Dentists were able to use polymers, bioactive glass, aluminum oxide, among others.
Nowadays, dental implants are made of several types of materials. There are the ceramic implants, which are appreciated for their inert behavior, good strength and physical properties.
One of the most popular materials used for the ceramic implants is zirconium, preferred for its superior corrosion and wear resistance, as well as a high flexural strength, that mimics very good the properties of a natural tooth.
Metal dental implants, and especially titanium ones are also popular. The titanium screws are well accepted by the human body and have a long life span.
Materials used for dental implants must follow some guidelines: integrate with the human bone, be immune to corrosion, bio-compatible, resistant and be able to ”integrate” with the bone and other tissues (osteointegrability).
This material is is the only one to achieve the perfect balance between elasticity and rigidity, weight and fracture strength as well as physiology and resistance to plaque. In addition to elasticity and weight, the BioHPP has a natural appearance being available in three different shades – white, dentine and pink.
Metal ceramic implants are widespread used at this time, although it is recommended not use them for both arches. Metal ceramic is a high endurance material, manufactured under very well documented procedures and as it is known to many consumers it is easy to use by the dental technicians.
Although very popular, this material has both pluses and minuses. Zirconium is promoted and preferred by many patients due to its white color, its availability, its combination properties with various ceramic materials, high acceptance and low price.
Among the minuses, we have to mention that zirconium pieces are heavier, while the material is difficult to handle during the design and execution of the dental work, which makes it sensitive to flaws and errors.
BioHPP + composite
This material is the most friendly one for dental implants due to its characteristics: elasticity almost similar to that of bone, strength, low weight, as well as the fact that most dental technicians are very familiar with working with it.
On the day of intervention
Your body will begin integrating the implants as soon as you get them. It this stage, it is very important that the implants stay united by the provisional bridge. It is a time when the body and mouth accommodate with the change and also it is an important part of fulfilling the promise of receiving fixed teeth on the same day. Gum needs a healing period and so does the bone that supports the implants. During the healing period it is important that implants are connected with this bridge that can absorb some of the chewing impact. Provisional bridge is recommended to be kept until the tissues around the implant heal and stabilize.
Once your implants are integrated, you can opt for your permanent bridge, which can be made based on your aesthetic and functional expectations. In many cases, patients who underwent a SKY fast & fixed™ treatment choose, together with their dentist, the timing to place the permanent bridge. The permanent bridge is something that should not be postponed for long after the healing is complete, as it has a different endurance and is better suited for the new gingiva.