When we choose to replace the absent teeth and to restore the mastication by dental implants, it is very important to be informed, to know the features and advantages of the different manufacturing companies in order to make a well informed decision. In this section, we shall describe the most important features and advantages of the Straumann implant in comparison with the remaining manufacturers.
At present, the Straumann implant is placed on the top of the pyramid, covering all the branches of the oral implantology. More than half a century ago (in 1954), the Straumann factory was created in the heart of the small Suisse village Waldenburg.
Since then, a continuous research and a permanent development of this structure have been followed, so that, in the period 1970-1990, Straumann becomes the world leader by osteosynthesis implants. The years of research when the researchers combined and experienced in the laboratory different metals as the steel, aluminum and titanium, brought the widest experience so that, nowadays, they provide us with a very wide range of implants dedicated to each clinical case. Thus, the surgeon may choose the optimum implantological solution, being able to customize each component within the treatment.
What types of implants does Staumann provides us and which are the features thereof? The soft tissue level implant: a tissue level implant, designed to simplify the treatment. The surgical procedure in one stage allows a minimum surgical traumatism, a much faster recovery, minimum post-operatory discomfort and a low period of time until the execution of the final prosthetic work.
The Bone level implant: For an appearance as esthetic and natural as possible. The line Straumann Bone Level provides a high flexibility in the treatment and optimum solutions for the patients with particular requirements in the esthetical areas.
Roxolid Implant: the latest generation and the peak of the manufacturing company. The Roxolid is a revolutionary material specially designed for the use in the dental implantology. Made of an alloy of titanium-zirconium, it is more resistant than the simple titanium, with an excellent capacity of osteointegration. This combination of properties is unique on the market – there is no other metallic alloy that could unify the high mechanic resistance and the osteoconductivity (the stimulation of the bone growth and regeneration).
All the Straumann implants present a treated surface SLA-type: with moderate rugosity, increasing its contact area between the bone and the implant, assuring a better integration. Due to these properties, the post-operatory curing period is very lowered, from 3-6 month to 1 month and a half, until the implant can make the definitive crown. Actually, it is the fastest and securest integration period of an implant.
As a conclusion, we can assert the SLA-type area is one of the most documented from scientific point of view in the field of the oral implantology. The success rate of the implants prosthetized after a period of 6 weeks is very high (97-100%) for a period of 5 years. After 10 years, the rate of survival remained also at 97%. The SLA-type surface has been changed from the chemical point of view for the improvement of this excellent material. The latest generation combines the extraordinary results obtained in the implantology with a long term survival rate demonstrated by clinical studies.