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Swedish Physician, and research professor, Swede Branenmark first introduced modern implantology in the late seventies. These were called bone implants and served .the purpose of replacing the roots of the missing teeth, thereby creating a relationship of continuity with the bone in which they were inserted (Osseointegration).
The advantage of bone implants lies in their stability: they were fixed solutions that did not cause any pain for the patient when the prostheses were applied. They had approximately 95% success rate, with virtually no possibility of rejections. This was because they were made of titanium, the first-choice material for this type of intervention that was 100% biocompatible.
Over the last twenty years, IMI has developed a new treatment philosophy with prosthetic implants. The primary objective is to ensure that the patient experiences the least possible discomfort during the procedure. As a result of this philosophy, we have perfected minimally invasive clinical protocols, that, not only represent a unique heritage, but also excellent patient care.
The treatment philosophy with prosthetic implants created by IMI is also know as – micro-invasive implantology.
The micro-invasive implantology, as perfected by the specialists of IMI, offers numerous advantages that can be summed up as follows:
Laser-assisted periodontal treatment allows the specialists of IMI to constantly control any infections that may occur in the oral cavity, thus making it possible to insert the implants in the mouths of patients with serious periodontal infections.
The implants can be inserted in the alveoli (even in the presence of inflammation) because of the laser treatment of the alveolus itself. In the event of a post-extraction implant being performed, laser treatment is carried out for the purpose of regenerating the bone due to the insertion of bone grafts. This allows us to subsequently have a quantity of tissue such that can be inserted into the implant, avoiding any bone atrophy in the extraction site, but above all, without the need to carry out any other surgical intervention for obtaining bone tissue.
Dental implants can be either submerged or transmucosal. In the event of submerged dental implants, these can be inserted below the oral mucosa, if this is the case it is necessary to carry out a second operation to uncover them. Transmucosal implants rise above the mucosa, therefore allow immediate insertion of a healing screw in order to prepare the mucosa for the insertion of the prostheses.
In the case of both submerged and transmucosal dental implants, it is always necessary to wait at least three to four months to allow for complete osseointegration of the implants. Furthermore, it is also possible to insert the implants and the prostheses in the short term (immediate load), a solution that allows rapid recovery in both functional and aesthetic terms. It should also be specified that the micro-invasive implantology perfected by IMI does not always require exposure of the bone (access flap), and it is precisely this fact that allows for application of a minimally invasive technique, which, as already mentioned, gives rise to reduced post-op oedema. The healing times are also much faster and trouble-free, due to the lack of sutures and excellent contact between the soft tissue and the implant; this means that there is no penetration of bacteria into the wound.
The implants that we have perfected can still be applied in the absence of bone. This is because whatever is missing can be reconstructed thanks to the evolved bone regeneration techniques that foresee the use of synthetic grafts, and autogenous growth factors. This means that the missing bone can also be recovered from zones already hosting other implants by means of a special surgical technique, but even from other sites in the oral cavity.
You can place your trust in IMI for resolving all problems related to dental implants. Get in touch with us right now for personalised advice.
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