Understanding Dental Implants

Understanding Dental Implants: Materials, Procedures, and Our Preferred Systems

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. The choice of materials and techniques used can significantly impact the success and longevity of the implant. In this blog, we’ll explore the materials used in dental implants, why we prefer a two-stage procedure with a surgical guide, and why we choose Moredent and Neoss as our leading implant systems.

Materials Used in Dental Implants

  1. Titanium
    • Composition: Titanium is the most commonly used material for dental implants due to its biocompatibility, strength, and ability to fuse with bone (osseointegration).
    • Advantages: High success rates, long-lasting durability, and minimal risk of allergic reactions or rejection.
  2. Zirconia
    • Composition: Zirconia is a ceramic material that is also used for dental implants, particularly for patients with metal allergies or preferences for metal-free restorations.
    • Advantages: Excellent aesthetics, high strength, and biocompatibility. Zirconia implants are white, which can be beneficial for patients with thin or receding gums.

Why We Prefer Two-Stage Dental Implant Procedures

In a two-stage dental implant procedure, the implant placement and the attachment of the abutment and crown are done in separate stages. Here’s why we prefer this approach:
  1. Enhanced Healing and Osseointegration
    • Process: In the first stage, the implant is placed into the jawbone and covered with gum tissue to heal. This allows the implant to integrate with the bone without any immediate pressure or disturbance from chewing forces.
    • Advantages: Better osseointegration (bone fusion) and a lower risk of implant failure. Healing typically takes several months, ensuring a strong foundation for the final restoration.
  2. Improved Implant Stability
    • Process: After the healing period, the second stage involves exposing the implant and attaching the abutment and crown.
    • Advantages: The two-stage approach provides better initial stability, which is crucial for the long-term success of the implant.
  3. Reduced Risk of Infection
    • Process: Keeping the implant submerged under the gum during the healing phase reduces exposure to oral bacteria.
    • Advantages: Lower risk of infection and complications during the critical healing period.

Why We Prefer Using a Surgical Guide

A surgical guide is a custom-made template that helps in the precise placement of dental implants. Here’s why we use them:
  1. Precision and Accuracy
    • Function: The surgical guide ensures that the implant is placed at the exact location, angle, and depth as planned.
    • Advantages: Enhanced precision reduces the risk of complications and ensures optimal positioning for function and aesthetics.
  2. Reduced Surgery Time
    • Function: The guide streamlines the surgical procedure by providing clear instructions.
    • Advantages: Shorter surgery time means less discomfort and faster recovery for the patient.
  3. Customized Treatment
    • Function: Surgical guides are designed based on the patient’s specific anatomy and treatment plan.
    • Advantages: Personalized approach improves the overall success rate and patient satisfaction.

Why We Work with Moredent and Neoss Dental Implant Systems

We collaborate with two leading Australian implant systems, Moredent and Neoss, due to their exceptional quality and reliability:


  1. Innovative Design
    • Features: Moredent implants are known for their innovative designs that enhance osseointegration and stability.
    • Advantages: The unique features of Moredent implants promote faster healing and long-term success.
  2. Comprehensive Solutions
    • Features: Moredent offers a wide range of implant solutions to meet various clinical needs.
    • Advantages: Versatility allows us to provide tailored treatments for different patients.
  3. High Success Rates
    • Clinical Evidence: Studies and clinical experience show high success rates with Moredent implants.
    • Advantages: Reliable outcomes lead to greater patient satisfaction and trust.


  1. Advanced Technology
    • Features: Neoss implants incorporate advanced technology to ensure optimal bone integration and durability.
    • Advantages: Cutting-edge design and materials result in high-performance implants that last.
  2. User-Friendly System
    • Features: Neoss implants are designed to be easy to use, with a streamlined surgical protocol.
    • Advantages: Simplified procedures enhance efficiency and precision, benefiting both the dentist and the patient.
  3. Strong Clinical Support
    • Support: Neoss provides excellent clinical support and training for dental professionals.
    • Advantages: Continuous education and support ensure that we are always using the latest and most effective techniques.
The choice of materials and techniques in dental implantology is crucial for the success of the treatment. By using high-quality titanium and zirconia implants, preferring a two-stage procedure with surgical guides, and working with leading implant systems like Moredent and Neoss, we ensure our patients receive the best care possible. These choices enhance the precision, durability, and overall success of dental implants, leading to healthier, more confident smiles.
If you have any questions about dental implants or the materials and techniques we use, feel free to ask during your next visit. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile! We’re conveniently located directly above East Brisbane IGA!
  1. Journal of Dental Research: Studies on titanium and zirconia implants.
  2. Clinical evaluations and patient satisfaction reports.
  3. Research on two-stage implant procedures and surgical guides.
  4. Clinical data from Moredent and Neoss implant systems.