Are You Considering a Dental Implant?

considering an implant?

Having a dental implant is a lifelong investment. To be sure of choosing the right implant system, you should ask your dentist three important questions.

1. What is the success rate for the implant system?

The success rate indicates the proportion of all the system's implants that have grown into the dentin and function without problems. Leaderman Periodontics’ Astra Tech's implant system reports a success rate of 98 to 100 percent. We provide dentists with lifetime guarantees for most of our products. We can do this because our products are developed in accordance with biological and biomechanical principles, and because their unique design gives the implant superior durability.

2. How well will the bone level be maintained?

The quality and quantity of the jawbone is an important factor in determining how well the implant grows into the bone tissue. It is therefore vital to retain as much of the jawbone tissue as possible for long-term functional and esthetic results. One known complication when an implant is inserted is what is known as marginal bone loss, which causes sinking in the area around the implant. Thousands of patients using the Astra Tech implant system were monitored and X-rayed by independent researchers and dentists over a five-year period. Studies demonstrate that Astra Tech's implants result in three to four times better bone level maintenance than the accepted standard norm.

3. Does any scientific documentation exist?

There are currently over 140 dental implant manufacturers on the international market. Some of these systems have not even been tested and scientifically documented before being used in a clinical setting. For this reason, Leaderman Periodontics advises all dentists to seek documentation and to take a critical view of scientific articles and studies regarding dental implants.

Our office uses the Astra Tech's implant system, which is well-documented around the world. Studies show exceptional results in terms of both function and esthetics; it proves that it can stand up to inspection by researchers, clinics and patients. As seen on CNN Headline News, dental implants have revolutionized care for patients with missing teeth and denture wearers. To learn more about the many benefits of implant treatment watch this video.