Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.
Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by your dentist will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
What are the benefits of the Bicon Implant System?
Bicon dental implants preserve the integrity of the facial structure and reduce the inconveniences and embarrassment associated with tooth loss. Bicon implants may be used to replace one or all of your missing teeth, and are a prudent alternative to root canal treatments. They can improve your appearance, speech, and ability to chew and enjoy food. If you currently have dentures, Bicon implants can provide better support. No longer will you suffer the embarrassment and discomfort of loose dentures or the inconvenience of sticky adhesives. Once fully integrated with your jawbone, the implant is secure and stable. Bicon implants require minimal maintenance and cannot decay, unlike root canal treated teeth. Also, because of Bicon's elegant design, clinicians can virtually guarantee that a patient will never have a dark, metallic gum line as is often associated with other dental implant systems.
How are Bicon implants different from other implant systems?
Most implant systems are comprised of several components, which are held together by screws with a septic connection and bacterial seepage. The crown is often affixed to the implant with an additional screw. As any engineer knows, screws inherently loosen and break. Conversely, the Bicon implant system is comprised of only two components, with a bacterially-sealed , 1.5° locking taper connection. The two components are the implant , which is the portion that goes into the jawbone, and the abutment , which fits into the implant and provides a solid base for a permanent crown or removable denture. Because of Bicon's elegant design, it has a greater surface area for its size, enabling the use of shorter implants, which reduce the need for bone grafting procedures. Also, Bicon's design provides for 360° of universal abutment positioning. This allows for the use of extra-orally cemented crowns, as well as the screwless and cementless Bicon Integrated Abutment Crown, assuring natural looking gum lines and a beautiful smile.