The Simpladent Implant concept was founded by the eminent Periodontist – Implantologist, Prof. Stefan Ihde. He developed this straightforward dental implant system, with numerous benefits. This highly specilized implantology system works extremely well even in “no-bone” patients, the implants can be loaded immediately (teeth fixed within a matter of hours of implantation), and these implants are able to offer solutions for patients who are not fit to receive the conventional two or three piece dental implants.
The implants which have been devised by Prof Ihde are of varying lengths, diameters and designs in such a way that they can be perfectly sized to fit the available bone in every patient, thereby helping to avoid undesired bone grafting / augmentation procedures, including “sinus lifts”. Thus the treatment turns much faster, less invasive and quite affordable.
These implants are placed utilizing very precise and fast surgical procedures ensuring that the tissues are subject to minimum trauma. In most situations key hole procedures are employed without any open surgery or flaps, and very often there is no suturing. During the post surgical phase there is almost no swelling and patients experience minimum discomfort due to the highly non invasive nature of the procedures carried out. Minimal medications are required during and after the procedures making the patient recover quite fast. Many of these implants are “iso-elastic” and gel perfectly with the dynamics of the facial skeleton in form and function.
Many advancements have taken place in the field of conventional implantology too in the past few decades. However, the difficulties are with the rough surface, root form (often bullet shaped and even oversized) implants are many. They require prolonged waiting times, and they will also need grafting when there is bone deficiency. Moreover they are more prone to the condition called peri-implantitis owing to their potential to allow bacterial growth around their rough surfaces. Moreover, most of them need open surgical placement which turns the implant surgery complex and associated with delayed post operative recovery periods.
To get fixed teeth employing the old-fashioned two-stage implants, patients have to undergo extensive bone augmentation procedures and sinus-lifts… at times bone transplantation too, often under general anaesthesia. These involve multitude risks, complications and are terribly time consuming. Here is what Prof Ihde has to say about bone grafting: “Under no circumstances will we work with foreign bone, such as cow bone or pig bone, or even bone from dead humans,” emphasises Prof Ihde. “We won’t even use the bone particles from the same patient, because it is known today that they never revitalise.” “The big industry producing these bone graft materials makes sure that these procedures are used on a large scale and patients are made to believe that they are necessary. We did not have a reason to do one single sinus-lift since 1997. This procedure definitely is outdated, it should not be done any more.”
With the advanced Simpadent implants, treatment can be completed within a matter of 72 hours… including difficult full mouth rehabilitation procedures. The procedures are performed under local anesthesia and owing to the less invasive nature of the surgeries, the patients recover extremely well.
Prof Ihde has developed this novel system of impalntology called “Strategic Implantology” after extensive research and studies of more than 20 years. The concept has a very strong scientific base involving scores of scientific research papers being published to support this novel system. Swiss, German and Czech engineers and scientists, under the guidance of Prof Ihde, has been manufacturing these implants following very strict guidelines and scientific formulae.
“I have long been fascinated by the creative, formative element of basal implantology,” says Prof Ihde. “The art consists in placing them at the right place, the right angle and in the best bone, which is mostly hidden deep in the skeletal structures of the skull.”
Many patients have asked the question of how long these implants will survive… what is the guarantee? In principle, the implants remain in the bone forever, however, the fixed teeth (prostheses) may need to be exchanged due to wear and tear and changes in bite. There are situations when implants may have to be replaced or more implants are added, especially if more teeth have to be removed at later stages.