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The SAPT Technology
By definition dental prosthesis is an intraoral (inside the mouth) prosthesis used to restore intraoral defects such as missing teeth, or missing parts of teeth.
One of the most advanced materials for these artificial teeth are called SAPTeeth TM. SAPTeeth TM are a group of highly advanced polymers which are specially made to protect the bone, implant and the natural tooth under the prosthesis.
Based on research it can be concluded that ceramic teeth, porcelain teeth, Ni-Cr teeth (metal teeth), titanium teeth exert stresses on the bone that are about 24 to 149 times more than SAPTeeth TM. This
difference is due to the shock absorbing capability of these polymers. Therefore, in patients with weak bone or low calcium, SAPTeeth TM are recommended over conventional prosthesis.
Why should you choose SAPTeeth TM :
- In case of breakage due to any reason including trauma, the repair is quite easy can be performed in the mouth itself. In cases of repeated breakages only 10mm of either side of the breakage is remade. This ensures that the original strength is regained.
- In case of infection in the underlying tooth or implant, the whole bridge need not be removed, only the relevant part may be treated and then refurbished in little time.
- In case of habits like pan, supari or heavy bite or bruxism, the eating surface may get worn off but the re layering can be done at only a fraction of the price and in very little time.
Other Advantages of SAPTeeth TM are:
- Look and feel natural
- Apply 24 to 149 times less stress than conventional prosthesis
- Can be completed on the same day.
- Fast and modular repair
- Long lasting with high impact shock absorption
- Very Light weight.
The SAPT Advantages
Looks and feels natural.
24 times to 149 times less stress than titanium.
Most procedures can be conducted on the same day.
Fast and modular repair in case of underlying tooth infection.
Long lasting with high impact absorption.
Very light weight
WHY CHOOSE SAPTeethTM
As SAPTeeth TM materials come in preformed blanks and are digitally managed, which is very easy to process. They are perfectly suited to a digital production called as CAD-CAM for the production of single crown, multi crown bridge, coping, inlays and onlays, full mouth bridges. Use of machine production is cost and time saving, also ensures less reworking and therefore greater stability. SAPTeeth TMare constructed using CAD designs are hence the thickness and the strength of the connectors and the frame is more predictable than conventional means.
A different variety of SAPTeeth TM which is clear and can be 3D printed for the manufacture of templates, splints, diagnostic models etc. They remain stable for a long time after processing. The accuracy with 3D printing is very high up to 0.02 mm. This results in accurate representation of your jaw/skull.
SAPTeeth TM is available also in liquid and powder form. When mixed this material gives a working time of around 5 -7 mins. After setting this material ensures a chemo-mechanical bond with the natural tooth as well as the implant surface. As the base material of all SAPTeeth TM remain the same, there is a chemical bonding which occurs between the SAPTeeth TM prosthesis and SAPTeeth TM cement. This ensures greater strength as compared to multilayered ceramic/porcelain/zirconia or metal prosthesis.
SAPTeeth TM strength as well as wear and tear resistance are available in many forms. Temporary prosthesis has a wear time up to two years and final prosthesis have a wear time up to eighteen years. For a young cosmetic treatment patient long lasting, plaque resistant material is a boon where as for a middle-aged generation a cosmetic and functionally working prosthesis which can take the load of daily use is needed. Whereas for an elderly functional accurate and cosmetically acceptable solution is required with weak bone structure. SAPTeeth TM provides a solution for all of these age groups.
SAPTeeth TM are developed for high level of color retention, plaque resistance and are extremely well suited for long term dental prosthesis. SAPTeeth TM can be used for a wise range of indications like:
- Removable or fixed
- Single or multilayer teeth
- Gingival compatibility
- Resistance to plaque and discoloration
- Ceramic ages whereas SAPTeeth TM do not age and therefore remain stable
- Fewer complaints when compared with convention prosthesis and the repairs are also simple
SAPTeeth TM are developed to achieve the physiological elasticity that can be retained and paired for the oral use. Therefor SAPTeeth TM achieve a unique balance between Elasticity and rigidity, weight and fracture strength, physiology and plaque resistance.
To summarize the advantages of SAPTeeth TM are as follows:
TYPES of SAPTeethTM
Produces safe, biocompatible, aesthetic temporary protheses that are required to be replaced by a higher performance polymer due to wear and tear.
Increase the wearing time of the temporary resin prothesis and can be used as an intermittent prosthesis. They offer even more polished aesthetics
It is a universal genius. They offer the most elegant, and varied solutions for a number of indications and can be used as a permanent prosthesis with an approved life span of 9+ years.
The most physiologic properties of this frame work material are only surpassed by nature itself. It is as elastic, light and thermal conductivity as that of bone by making the patient’s feel at ease.
Class 1 photopolymers biocompatible resins which are built from additive laser process to delivery surgical guides, and splits which can be fitted as a framework or temporary supports.
Flowable polymer which attached to the surfaces of the implant, natural teeth & high performance polymers thereby creating a single unit for a more durable, success- oriented, & efficient dental prosthetic solutions.
PROCESSING of SAPTeethTM
Preparatory work represents the beginning of the fabrication process in the laboratory. The working model is the basis of this prosthetic restoration.
Based on the preference of the dentist, alginate or silicone putty impression can be made also a wax wafer bite is required. The Cast is fabricated and then the bite is fixed over it. Once the cast has been trimmed and the base is formed it is now called as the master model or working model.
Also, in cases where planning is required a 3D model can be printed and sent for further evaluation to the doctor.
The master model or working model is scanned into the software using 3D scanning and then the function is selected in the designing software. The designing team then plans the prosthesis and the framework.
Once the CAD design is ready an accurate machining strategy is made for the milling. Use of highly advanced CNC machines ensures that the quality is standard and predictable.
Using SAPT.BioPEEK or SAPT.Resin the framework is manufactured and then sent for postprocessing. Once the framework checked by the dentist and re impressions are made, final prosthetic manufacturing can be done.
Using SAPT.MC or SAPT.HIPC the final prosthesis is manufactured. The color and the shade are specified by the dentist.
- 3D Scanner
- CAD designing
- CAM milling
- CNC machine
Below are some concerns that you may have, for any further questions or concerns, we encourage you to get in touch with us:
What can a person do, if they can’t easily afford a root canal and crown?
This is a wrong question to ask. The correct question should be, ‘Is it of value to spend on root canal and crown?’
The correct answer to this would be that prevention is better and also the most cost effective way for your teeth.
A root canal can be avoided altogether if you visit your dentist regularly and get the recommended fluoridation and fillings on time. In case where the cavity is very deep and root canal is the only option besides extraction, then lets compare:
Root Canal Therapy + Crown or the alternate is extraction + implant + crown. It is obvious that the latter would be more expensive.
Now, you might think why do I need implant, lets just remove it and not replace.
In that case, you shall only pay for the extraction now which would be cheaper. But, you should be aware of the consequences.
Loss of one tooth would result in the opposing tooth and the neighbouring tooth to migrate into that space. Which in-turn would cause food lodgement and bone loss. This would eventually lead to loss of teeth. Slowly, as a consequence in a matter of
few years multiple or even complete loss of teeth would result.
Therefore in the long run, it is always of value to save ones teeth from extraction and do a root canal therapy with crown.
To schedule your appointment and consultation, give us a call at Royal Dental Clinics on 09820446633 or visit our website www.royaldentalclinics.com
What are SAPTeeth
SAPTeethTM are a group of highly advanced polymers which are specially made to protect the bone, implant and the natural tooth under it. SAPTeethTM means Shock absorbable permanent teeth.
Our natural teeth have a hardness of about 350 mpa to 450 mpa. Ceramic or porcelain or zirconia teeth are very hard compare to natural teeth. Their hardness usually ranges between 2000 to 4500 mpa. We never had an ideal material for making artificial teeth in dentistry. Ceramic was the nearest choice. Ceramic had its own disadvantages.
After the revolutionary development of materials like HIPC and PEEK; life has changed dramatically. The hardness of teeth made in HIPC with PEEK framework gives almost the same hardness as natural teeth. The load transmission on gums ligaments and bone is lesser than natural teeth. This keeps our gums and bone and even opposite natural teeth healthy.
Difference between zirconia/ceramic/metal and SAPTeeth?
SAPTeethTM is a polymer in dentistry which is non-metallic. They apply 24 to 149 times less strain on the bone than the alternates. They can be completed on the same day and if required then repaired also on the same day. They are 8 – 10 times lighter than the counterparts.
Ceramic/Zirconia and other metals are comparatively hard and would grind the opposite natural teeth. Traditional metals do not absorb any eating/chewing load. Rather it transmits the entire load to the gums ligaments and the bone. This possibly and eventually results in damage to the gums and bone. In conditions like bruxism (night grinding of teeth), eating of hard things like supari, pan, corn etc. the load transmission and consequential damages to gums ligaments and bone is still higher. Incase of diabetes and other debilitating diseases the consequential damages would be still higher. Incase of infection; the consequential damages are further increased. But due to non availability of better material in dentistry dental surgeons across the globe had no choice but to use ceramic. As far as patients are concerned they are happy to have ceramic teeth as they can put higher loads but eventually when there is damage to gums ligaments and bone the ceramic teeth have to be removed and replaced by treatment of gums and bone. This is very painful experience; physically and mentally and also in terms of time and money.
Are SAPTeeth repairable?
In case of fracture, or chipping of SAPTeethTM they can be repaired within a few minutes on the dental chair itself. In case of repeated fractures, one 1 tooth on each side of the fracture needs to be replaced which can also be done on the same day.
With this technology the life of natural teeth gets enhanced, success of implants and other dental treatments also increase significantly. Repairs and retreatment are comfortable if needed. These teeth may be little expensive but over a long period would be more beneficial physically and mentally and also in terms of time and money. Royal Dental; in India has entire facility in-house and is able to impart the services of fixing teeth in one day in most cases.
Where is SAPTeeth available?
SAPTeethTM is available with International Institute of Dental Research Pvt Ltd, India. And, it is practiced by Royal Dental Clinics, Mumbai.
How long does a root canal treatment take in one day?
A root canal is a treatment of the pulp of the tooth that is inflamed, infected, or dead. The dental pulp is a soft substance in the center of the tooth that consists of the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The pulp chamber is the hollow part
in the center of the tooth that contains the pulp, and it continues down canals that extend through the roots of teeth and into the surrounding bone. Some roots have more than one root canal, but all have at least one canal.
The following are some of the most common symptoms that of an infected tooth:
- Tenderness at the bottom of the root
- Pain in response to heat and cold that lasts several minutes
- A tooth that hurts to bite on
- Spontaneous pain from no apparent trigger
- Chronic bad breath or a foul taste in mouth
- Pimple-like sore on the gums
- Tooth darkens
Many people think pain is the main symptom of an infected tooth, but it doesn’t always hurt. Sometimes it hurts, then the pain stops because the affected nerve has died, which means that the condition is more serious, not less.
To come back to your original question of the time taken for a root canal treatment, most root canals in our clinic are treated in one visit in matter of 90 minutes or less. The exceptions are extremely infected teeth, complications from the procedure, and
complex cases. It may not always be possible for every practise to do it in one day as this requires, specialised training, equipments, assistance and multiple dental chair practise.
For a root canal treatment, there are three basic steps. First is opening the canal, second is cleaning and shaping of the canal, and finally is sealing the canal. For one teeth it may take around 15 to 60 mins but this time is considerably reduced when
treating multiple teeth together.
After root canal therapy has been completed, it is usually necessary to place a crown over the tooth for protection. With our state of the art technology and equipment, we can design, mill and fabricate your new crown in about an hour. Your entire
procedure will be completed in ONE DAY itself.
To schedule your appointment and consultation, give us a call at Royal Dental
Clinics on 09820446633 or visit our website www.royaldentalclinics.com
Why was there a need for SAPTeeth
Older alternate include zirconia, ceramic and metal prosthesis. These prosthesis have various drawbacks, including non-repairability, hard on the bone, ageing concerns, loss of strength with time, increased stress on bone.
As SAPTeethTM are shock absorbable, very easier repairable in the mouth itself, they do not age with time and provide the best solution possible for weaker bone. These teeth act like shock absorbers similar to shock absorbers in your car. In absence of shock absorbers your car suspension would get damaged in no time. Same is the case in natural teeth. The technology of making teeth is also revolutionised.
How natural do they look?
SAPTeethTM have the heat transmission capability almost as close to the body as available today. Hence, during eating they look and feel natural. They are available in all the shades of the natural teeth and hence it can be accurately matched.
The hardness of teeth made in HIPC with PEEK framework gives almost the same hardness as natural teeth. This is the extreme benefit of this SAPteeth technology.
What is the warranty/ guarantee in SAPTeeth ?
The maximum wear time warranty for SAPTeethTM is 9 to 18 years.