Goals of Dental Implants

The goal of dental implant treatment is to provide function, longevity and esthetics to dental patients in an environment that can be maintained with routine oral hygiene procedures. Some dentists consider longevity as the main criteria for implant success. However, patients define implant success as having esthetics, function, and longevity in a healthy environment as their criteria of success for dental implants. Therefore, PerioSeal implants have been designed to address the criteria of success as defined by the patient.

Prosthetic screw loosening and micro-leakage of other implant systems at the implant abutment junction are complications that yield less than ideal results. PerioSeal implants address all these issues. Other implant systems show the harboring of bacteria at the implant abutment junction. The PerioSeal Implant System has avoided this problem by allowing the implant abutment junction to be within the prosthetic crown. Therefore, bone loss due to the implant abutment junction harboring bacteria is not a factor with the PerioSeal Implant system. PerioSeal has addressed the criteria as set by the implant patient: esthetics, function, longevity and health.

PerioSeal has addressed and eliminated concerns about bacterial contamination of the micro-gap between the implant and the prosthetic abutment. In the literature, over 125 published articles raise concerns about bacterial colonization within the implant abutment junction (see suggested readings section). Bacteria within the implant’s micro-gap have been shown to be periodontal pathogens. These bacteria are the main cause of periodontal bone loss, subsequently causing loss of the dental implant. The patented design of the PerioSeal system has eliminated the micro-gap from the oral environment. The cement of the crown covers the PerioSeal abutment junction and seals the micro-gap within the prosthetic crown and creates a ferrule attachment much like a crown preparation on a natural tooth. The prosthetic margin on the implant is a machine margin established on the most coronal area of the dental implant, thus capturing the implant abutment junction within the dental implant crown prosthesis.