Dental Implants are an excellent, sometimes exclusive, way to replace missing teeth. Implants are an extremely effective method of stabilizing dentures, particularly lower dentures.
The implantation process involves placing a piece of metal into the patient’s bone. After placement, the implant is left alone for approximately six months, allowing the bone to grow around the implant. Today, almost all dental implants are made of the same material, Ti6Al4V. (Try pronouncing that one!) Ti6Al4V is a strong, aerospace alloy with the ability to “cold weld” to itself. This ability is the cornerstone of the Bicon dental implant system. In our opinion, the Bicon dental implant system is the best in the world.
With the screw system, used by non Bicon systems, loosening of the screw is a common issue. Loosening of this screw leads to the loss of a dental implant and, in some cases, loss of an entire bridge if it is attached using an implant.
Bicon has avoided this issue with their friction fit design. Because no screw system is used, and the post is held in by friction, there is little to no possibility of losing an implant due to a post becoming loose.