Permanent teeth in 3 daysTM
Delivering function and esthetics in full mouth dental rehabilitation with full mouth dental implants since a decade, using single piece basal implants and zirconia prosthesis.
The answer depends on certain parameters:
1. Is it an immediate placement and immediate loading protocol?
2. Is it a single visit protocol?
3. Are single piece implants used?
4. Is it the basal implants technique?
5. Is it without a sinus lift?
6. Is the prosthesis of metal free zirconia?
7. Are the implants placed without raising a flap?
8. Is there a lifetime warranty on the implants?
9. Are the implants peri-implantitis free?
At our center the technique Permanent teeth in 3 daysTM positively answers all the above questions.
This technique devised by Dr. Motiwala, is an improvisation of immediate loading technique learnt from his mentor Dr Stefan Ihde in 2007. Patients with full dentures have been restored with fixed teeth on implants within a week. In a single visit the teeth are restored and the patient goes back with a confident smile.
Permanent teeth in 3 daysTM technique allows immediate fixing of permanent zirconia-porcelain bridge on basal implants. The basal implants are fixed through the gum without cutting and reflecting it. There is no need of bone grafting or sinus lift as the implants anchor in the basal cortical bone.
The implants used are basal cortical screws from 2 Swiss companies Ihde dental and Trate AG. The BCS and Root implants from the above mentioned companies are single piece implants. Being single piece implants they are free from the complications of the connecting screw prevalent in conventional implants.
These implants have polished surface which makes them resistant to periimplantitis. This is very significant for long term prognosis. As patient ages, the hygiene practice will come down because of decreasing dexterity, vision, etc. The gums may shrink and expose the threads of the implants. If the implant has rough surface, bacteria colonise such microspaces leading to periimplantitis and eventual loosening and failure of such implants. Polished surface implants are resisitant to bacterial colonization.
The zirconia -porcelain bridge (porcelain fused to metal is also available) is supported in the upper jaw on a quadrilateral format. Pterygoid implants and implants in the canine/premolar area form a quadrilateral, which give immense stability. It also eliminates any cantilevers which cause failure in the long run.
The technique is not at all about making it economical but all about making it a robust and long term solution for the edentulous. Coincidently it turns out to be a very economical solution compared to all the other full mouth dental implants techniques because of the use of the very reasonably priced basal implants.