Gone are the days, when we used to look for Complete Denture as a treatment option when there are no teeth remaining in one or both the jaws. Currently, Implants are the most accepted and viable treatment option for full mouth rehabilitation because they are designed to provide a foundation for replacing teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth.
However, adequate bone availability has always been the question for implant success rate. For conventional implant placement a good sufficient bone height and width is needed. But what if you don’t have good bone support? What if you have atrophic ridges? Are dentures the only treatment option? Or else should you go for Bone Graft? Fortunately, basal implants were invented as a panacea for restoring all kinds of bone atrophy i.e in case of very thin knife sharp ridges, insufficient thickness, insufficient bone height & they are the first choice whenever bone grafting (unpredictable) is a part of the treatment plan.
What are basal implants?
Basal implants or Bicortical implants are uniquely designed implantology systems which are invented in 1970’s to engage the basal bone and cortical portion of the jaw for retention. Basal bone is stronger and more retentive compared to the cancellous bone. Basal bone forms the stress bearing part of our skeleton. As they are placed in the basal bone it can be immediately loaded with teeth because this bone is very strong and offers good initial retention. Different companies such as KOS, BCS, GenXT, BOI are basal implants manufacturers and are used widely by different dental clinics.
Advantages of Basal Implants
1. Immediate loading of permanent teeth:
In conventional implants , Branemark protocol is followed which is a two stage dental implant treatment which requires 3 to 6 months with 2-3 sittings .Patients undergoing such treatment have to wait for a longer time before they can enjoy the benefits of better appearance, chewing, speech . This drawback of conventional implants is overcome through basal cortical implants as it provides immediate loading of Permanent Fixed Teeth within few days as it gets immediate stability through engaging the basal bone.
2. Excellent implant option for thin bone:
Basal cortical implants are a good option whenever implants have to be placed in thin & atrophied bone without any requirement of bone grafting and nerve repositioning procedures. They can be placed in extraction sockets as well as in healed bone.
3. As these are single piece implants, so no screw loosening, less chance of peri-implantitis
4. These implants can be placed flapless (except BOI, which needs a gum incision and suturing) so more patient comfort and faster healing is assured.
Disadvantages of Basal Implants
Osseointegration is the process of forming a strong structural and functional connection between the surrounding bone and the implant surface. But unlike conventional implants, basal implants do not undergo osseointegration process. Another major point to be noted is that these implants have thinner necks and thinner diameter so many people feel that they are not as strong as endosseous (conventional) implants.
Are Basal Implants safe?
They are used widely and told to be safe and reliable but as implant placement is a technique sensitive procedure, it is always advised to get your basal implants done only by a senior implantologist. At FMS dental, all the implants are only placed by the senior team which includes implantologists, oral & maxillofacial surgeons and prosthodontists to ensure high success rate of implants.
Cost of Basal Implants in Hyderabad, India
At the end coming to the Cost of Basal Implants they are very cheaper when compared to regular endosseous implants. Thus, being cost friendly basal implants are very advantageous to the patients.
Do you have any doubts on basal cortical implants? Want to know more about what are basal implants? Or about immediate loading basal implants? Call an implantologist at 8885060750 or mail at [email protected] . We will revert back to you with all the details.