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Bicon Implants

How are Bicon implants different from other implant systems?

Most implant systems are comprised of several components held together by screws. The screw threads can act as a channel for bacteria and because they are so tiny they are prone to coming loose or even fracture.

The Bicon implant system is comprised of only two components, with a bacterially-sealed, 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.

Bicon has pioneered the use of short implants that have proven stability. In this way, the need for secondary procedures such as bone grafting can often be avoided. Short implants also mean that the margin can be placed well below the gum line so eliminating the appearance of a dark metallic line of the edge of the crown, so often a feature of other implant systems.

The Procedure

The placement of a dental implant is typically completed in less than an hour, under local anaesthesia. Post-operative discomfort is normally none, or less than that of a tooth extraction. For aesthetic reasons, it is usually possible to have a fixed temporary restoration inserted immediately after implant placement so that you are never without a tooth. After a period of two to six months of healing, a final abutment post is inserted into the implant. A crown is secured to the abutment as the final restoration. For the ultimate in flexibility and aesthetics, the cementless and screwless Bicon Integrated Abutment Crown&trade (IAC) is recommended.

Two Stages...

1. After the implant is placed, it is recovered by the gum tissue and left undisturbed for the bone to heal fully. This normally takes up to 3 months.

2. After a period of healing, the implant is uncovered for the insertion of an abutment(post)and crown.

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