To replace lost teeth, there are now more options available on the market, thanks to major advances in implant dentistry, which has found its way into general practice over the past ten years. Patients could opt for a fixed bridge or dentures, but an individual artificial tooth, known as an implant, or implants to replace several teeth are a very good long-term solution.
Bicon has been revolutionising the implant industry with the use of short implants, and continue to lead the way. The Bicon design is driven by its simplicity. One of the cornerstones of that simplicity is the innovation of short implants. When the Bicon system was initially launched in 1985, its 8mm length implants were seen as short as most implants at that point were between 12-14mm and occasionally as long as 20mm. Since then, the Bicon designs have been as short as 5mm with proven clinical success.
We have just attended the annual Bicon user group day in London, and we once again came away inspired by the team from Boston, USA. Since 1985 some dentists have been offering patients the benefits of the Bicon Dental Implant System. With Bicon Dental Implants, your dentist can provide you with secure implant restorations often without the need for additional grafting procedures. The restorations will look, feel, and function like natural teeth. We invite you to learn more about what Bicon Dental Implants can do to help address your dental needs.
Why are short implants better?
By being less invasive, the shorter implants simplify the placement and reduce the risks. Also, another important factor is that it would often eliminate the need for bone grafting procedures.
Bicon is also the only implant system to be associated with bone growth around the top of the implant, as opposed to bone reduction with some other implants. For these reasons, we are confident in the knowledge that we provide the best option in implant dentistry.
How are dental implants installed in the mouth?
Dental professionals will apply a local anaesthetic to the area when implanting a tooth so that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort. The dentist will insert the dental implant using a specialised dental drill after making a small cut into the gum tissue. The gum tissue will regrow around the dental implant and hold it securely into place.
If you are interested in replacing any missing teeth and would like further information about dental implants or the shorter Bicon Dental Implants, please call us on 01243 778888 or see our dental implants page.