Aesthetic and orthodontic solutions provider Straumann Group (Straumann) is now fully operational in Malaysia, providing modern digital solutions for optimal treatment outcomes for dentists and a wider variety of patients. Straumann partners with the largest global scientific network in creating a leading ecosystem for aesthetic dentistry within the country – the use of digital technology for implants will accelerate the shift from traditional methods seen in dentistry to convincing, cost-friendly alternatives for dental consumers who grow more knowledgeable about oral health and oral aesthetics.
Dental implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement because they provide long-lasting restorations that act like natural teeth. A study published in the International Journal of Prosthodontics suggests that implants supporting a single crown, or a partial denture had a survival rate as high as 92% at the 12-year mark. Similarly, Straumann Implants boast success rates of up to 97% to 100%, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed.
“Product advances and progress in digital dentistry provide a predictable implant restoration with a better fit and precision than traditional workflows. Procedures are more comfortable for patients and allow for immediate treatments on the same day, which also improves convenience,” added Holger Haderer, Straumann Group Executive Vice President and Head Implantology Business Unit.
“Straumann Group has been one of the partners of choice that is preferred by suppliers, stakeholders and patients in aesthetic dentistry in Malaysia since 2004. Our products and services are a success at home as well as within the countries they operate in. We felt that this is an opportune time for us to further establish our footprint in Malaysia,” said Straumann Group Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific Region, Patrick Loh.
Patrick further commented, “Within Malaysia, dental practices have adapted well to new safety standards and the Group is committed to providing dentists and patients with a dedicated solution based on our broad range of implants, prosthetics, aligners, materials and modern digital technology solutions. Whether you are looking for high-end aesthetic results, have special medical conditions, want to benefit from shorter treatment times, need a single-tooth replacement or a complete set of new teeth, these solutions are now available from dental practices who partner with us.”
Straumann Implants can be a smart choice for adults of all ages; and even for adolescents, once facial growth and development has been completed. It is crucial that you do not display any significant medical risk factors and are a suitable candidate for implant treatment.
Poor bone health, or bone disease, can deter an implant treatment as it causes failure of implant integration within the jaw (bone) due to poor bone stability. According to Dato’ Dr. Sharifah F. Abdullah, Global Doctors Specialist Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, who spoke at the launch event for Straumann Group, adequate bone support to the implant is vital, as is post-implant care and maintenance.
“Plaque-forming bacteria can build up on the base of dental implants, resulting in an inflammation of the surrounding soft- and hard-tissue […] associated with progressive bone loss of supporting bone.”
To maintain optimum care for a lasting success of your implant you need to be proactive to ensure that best oral hygiene practices are followed, such as below:
Your dentist will review your gum health around each implant to avoid infections. X-rays may be taken to monitor any signs of unwarranted bone loss due to infections. The crown/ bridge /prosthesis will also be checked to ensure that it is in good function.
As for bone diseases, one that could pose a problem with dental implants relates to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a health condition that progressively weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break; it is treated with medication that slows down bone loss. Patients on this medication may face disrupted bone removal and new bone growth necessary for dental implants.