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Living the endless summer

by: Frederic Love

Nobel Biocare implant-based solutions provide longevity and exceptional quality of life.

Living the Endless Summer

Implants from Nobel Biocare provide the foundation for a third dentition that can last to the end of life.

For the past 50 years, dentists all over the world have made a strong case for the importance of keeping one’s teeth. They have successfully argued this case in both the popular media and the dental office alike.

Maintaining good, healthy teeth is certainly a worthy goal, but given current demographic trends, keeping them for a lifetime is not always possible, despite the impressive achievements of preventative dentistry and the best efforts of the patient.

Trauma, systemic disease and even normal wear are just a few of the reasons a tooth may begin to fail.

Conscientious brushing, flossing and regular checkups may delay the advent of serious problems, but there is likely to come a day—well before the tooth falls out of the mouth on its own—when replacement with a bone-anchored solution from Nobel Biocare will prove to be a prudent, positively life-changing decision for the patient.

After half a century of gradual discovery, the many benefits of osseointegrated implants are now wellknown. Implants solve real, widespread problems.

Not only do they provide stable, secure solutions that allow patients to eat virtually anything they want, they preserve the patient’s facial appearance and prevent bone loss, which provides enormous social and emotional benefits in addition to the purely physiological ones.

Longevity just makes sense

What is less well-known is that implants usually make great comparative economic sense as well, partly because remaining healthy teeth do not need to be compromised, but even more so because of the characteristic longevity of implants from Nobel Biocare.

According to Professor Tomas Albrektsson of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, the maintenance and replacement costs for an alter-nate lifetime solution—dentures for instance—should be taken into account when considering implant costs.

“While it’s true that implant-based therapy generally represents a greater initial investment in treatment time and money than traditional prosthetic solutions,” he said recently, “traditional solutions such as dentures and bridges have recurring costs in terms of maintenance and the often-times deleterious effect they have on the adjoining dentition and bone.”

When asked about the deeper value of longevity, he added simply, “From the earliest days, back in the sixties, life-long solutions were always what we aimed for—and time has shown that life-long solutions are also what we achieved.”

Of all the companies active in the field of implant-based prosthetic dentistry, none has more experience or a longer patient follow-up data set than Nobel Biocare.

Because the company understands that an implant doesn’t just serve as the foundation of a prosthetic solution—it also serves to restore or maintain the patient’s self-esteem— you can count on Nobel Biocare for promising life-long solutions.

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