Dental implants: it’s all about the brand

Dental implants: it’s all about the brand

by | Jan 3, 2022

If you are thinking about investing in dental implants in Erskineville, you will want to know that the implants you have fitted stand a good chance of lasting for a very long time, if you take good care of them.

Dental implants don’t come cheap, but sometimes prices vary between dentists and one reason for this is that the cost of the implants themselves can vary. In fact, there are over 200 brands of dental implants on the market right now, so how do you know you are getting ones that will stand the test of time and sustained chewing? Well, unless you are well versed in this area of dentistry, there is no reason why you should know. If you do some research you will find out that some brands have been around for a very long time. At the Healthy Smile Centre, we use dental implants in Erskineville that have been made by Nobel Biocare.

Who are Nobel Biocare?

This firm grew out of the original company formed on the back of the discovery that titanium can integrate with bone tissue. It was in 1952 that Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark made this game-changing discovery that led to the introduction of dental implants as a way to replace lost teeth. So when you come to the Healthy Smile Centre for your dental implants in Erskineville, you are will be fitted with dental implants that come with the stamp of approval from the original inventor of this ground-breaking dental device.

The evolution of dental implants

The first titanium implant was used by Prof Brånemark in 1965 on a patient who was an oral invalid. In 1997, tapered implants, designed to mimic the natural shape of the tooth root for great stability, were introduced by Nobel Biocare and in 2008, the screw-shaped implant was launched. The screw-shape provides even more contact between bone and implant, to enhance osseointegration.

How you know it’s Nobel Biocare?

Every dental implant has a code number on it that can be checked against the company database. This is so that we can be assured that we are giving you the real thing and not a cheap copy.