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Andrew Sullivan, DDS & Joel Pascuzzi, DMD, LLC
Specializing in Periodontics
Oral Medicine and Implant Surgery
Call: (201) 437-9098

3i Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a natural looking replacement for adult teeth.  In addition, implants restore functionality to the jaw, making speaking, eating, and chewing easier.   Most implants are comprised of a screw that is embedded into the bone and a post to which the prosthesis is attached.

Biomet 3i implants are unique because the microsurface of the cone-shaped screw contains an innovative bone-bonding component.  This means that implants can be placed in areas with low bone density, sparing the patient the mess and misery of wearing poorly fitting dentures.  Additionally, the bone-bonding component means quicker recovery time after the implant is placed.

Why should I choose 3i dental implants?

There are a wide variety of dental implants in the marketplace, but 3i have an almost unparalleled success rate.  Almost 98% of 3i implants are fitted successfullly. 3i implants contain a unique feature, which is embedded in the surface of the screw.  Implant screws made by other companies are sprayed with calcium phosphate to enhance the bone integration process.  However, 3i screws actually contain calcium phosphate, which means that delamination is less likely to occur.

Additionally, the cone-shaped 3i screw adds precision to the placement of implants and ensures that the final prosthesis is comfortable and can withstand pressure.

Here are some of the other benefits associated with 3i implants:

  • Better oral health.
  • High success rate.
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Multiple 3i implants can be placed during a visit.
  • Natural-looking implants.
  • Sturdy, functional prosthetic teeth.

How are 3i dental implants placed?

The procedure for placing 3i dental implants is similar to many other implant procedures.  It is usually performed in two short visits, the first visit being typically an hour in length and the second taking around thirty minutes.

After the dentist has analyzed the X-rays and diagnostic results, the implant root can be inserted.  This procedure will be performed under local anesthesia..

Here is a step-by-step process for the first stage of a 3i dental implant placement:

  1. An incision will be made in the gum tissue to expose the jawbone.
  2. A tiny hole will be drilled into the jawbone and then increased in size to fit the implant.  
  3. The implant will be screwed or tapped into the designated position.
  4. A small temporary stop-cap is placed to cover the implant, and the surgical site is sutured closed.
  5. After approximately 10 days, the sutures will be removed and the dentist will assess the healing process.

Generally, 3i dental implants enhance the healing process, which means that the second treatment phase can be completed around 10-12 weeks after the first.

Here is a brief overview of can be expected at the second appointment:

A local anesthetic will be administered, and a tiny incision will be made to expose the implant.  The temporary stop-cap will be removed and a small post or abutment will be attached to the implant.

When the healing process is complete, you will be referred back to the restorative dentist, who will fabricate a abutment or post for the implant and then fabricate a crown, which is cemented over the abutment or screwed into the implant. There will be a separate fee for the abutment and the crown by the restorative dentist. Any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure the prosthesis is comfortable, and the 3i dental implant will be secure.

If you have any questions about 3i dental implants, please ask your dentist.