The Straumann Group, a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restores smiles and confidence, is now fully operational in Malaysia. With convincing advantages over conventional treatment, its products are designed to restore aesthetics for the long-term.
Straumann Group will offer Neodent and Straumann implant solutions that deliver innovative systems. Connected to its digital solutions, services, equipment with partners and third parties, the group provides seamless digital solutions such as scanners and workflows for dentists, optimising treatment outcomes for patients. Straumann partners with the largest global scientific network in creating a leading ecosystem for aesthetic dentistry within the country.
Many clinicians consider dental implants to be the standard of care for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants often lead to successful and long-lasting restorations. A study published in the International Journal of Prosthodontics suggests that implants supporting a single crown or a partial denture had a survival rate as high as 92% at 12 years and implants have been known to be one of the best alternatives for tooth replacement because they act like natural teeth1.
“Oral health and oral aesthetics have become increasingly more important for dental consumers. From a patient perspective, they don’t view it as an implant as much as they view it as a tooth replacement,” said Holger Haderer, executive vice-president and head of Implantology Business Unit at Straumann Group. “In addition, product advances and progress in digital dentistry provide a predictable implant restoration with a better fit and precision than traditional workflows. Procedures are more comfortable for patients and allow for immediate treatments on the same day, which also improves convenience.”
Although the prevalence of oral diseases among Malaysians is high in comparison with developed countries, it is encouraging to note that the level of oral health knowledge among Malaysians is improving, as they are more aware of the various treatment options for, and the risk factors of dental issues2.
Generational changes also reflect a changing consumer attitude toward implants; many baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) who have had ongoing issues with failed bridges or root canals now see implants as a viable option. At the same time, Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1980) and millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) consider oral health a critical part of their overall health.
“Straumann Group has been one of the partners of choice that is preferred by suppliers, stakeholders and patients in the aesthetic dentistry in Malaysia since 2004. Our products and services are a success at home as well as within the countries they operate in. We felt that this is an opportune time for us to further establish our footprint in Malaysia,” said Patrick Loh, executive vice-president and head of Asia Pacific Region at Straumann Group.
Loh, added: “Within Malaysia, dental practices have adapted well to new safety standards and the group is committed to providing dentists and patients with a dedicated solution based on our broad range of implants, prosthetics, aligners, materials and modern digital technology solutions. Whether you are looking for high-end aesthetic results, have special medical conditions, want to benefit from shorter treatment times, need a single-tooth replacement or a complete set of new teeth, these solutions are now available from dental practices who partner with us.”
The group’s use of digital technology for implants will accelerate the shift to the treatment we see in dentistry. Another vital driving force behind implants’ growth in dentistry is the value patients place on their teeth and smile combined with increased access to the financial means to afford them.
“When you combine that with the rise of social media, the current standards of beauty and seeing ourselves on video conference calls, we see that these trends increase the natural demand for aesthetic dental solutions,” said Haderer.
Straumann Implants can be a smart choice for adults of all ages, whether they were born without a tooth or have had to have teeth removed due to injury, infection or decay. They can also be an option for adolescents, once facial growth and development has been completed. Generally, this occurs around age 16 for girls and age 18 for boys. For young patients it is possible to insert implants as soon as your jaw has stopped growing. At the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit, given that the patient does not display any significant medical risk factors and is a suitable candidate for implant treatment.
Straumann Group strives to make among the most reliable implant solutions while partnering with dental professionals to increase a patient’s chances for a healthy recovery and comfort. Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 97% to 100%*. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
*Patients expectations, Straumann website https://www.straumann.com/en/patients/patients-expectations.html