Straumann will provide dental implants, abutments, and crowns under the Neodent brand as well as clinical training, patient education information, and marketing support to all 333 of Western Dental & Orthodontics’ offices, according to the companies.
“Dental implants are an increasingly popular option for tooth replacement and securing dentures,” said Dan Crowley, CEO of Western Dental. “We already place thousands of implants each year, and our partnership with Straumann will help us significantly expand access with an exceptionally high-quality product at affordable prices.”
“We are excited to enter this strategic partnership agreement with Western Dental & Orthodontics to supply a wide range of implant and value-added services to its dental practices,” said Guillaume Daniellot, CEO of Straumann Group.
“We share Western Dental’s passion for delivering high-quality dental care that benefits doctors and their patients, and we look forward to partnering with Western Dental to help transform smiles and change lives for more patients,” said Daniellot.
More than 15 million people in the United States undergo bridge and crown replacements for missing teeth every year, according to the American Academy for Implant Dentistry.
Dental implants are emerging as a preferred option for tooth replacement, the companies said, but the costs can prohibit treatment for many patients seeking implants for missing teeth or secured dentures.
The alliance with Straumann allows Western Dental to provide affordable, high-quality implants to a broader range of patients, the companies said.
Dental implants enhance quality of life by restoring normal chewing and speaking, increasing confidence with the look and feel of natural teeth, reducing pressure on remaining natural teeth, and preventing bone loss in the jaw, the researchers said.
“Dental implants are an increasingly important component of high-quality dentistry,” said Dr. John Luther, chief dental officer for Western Dental. “We are excited about the potential of our partnership with Straumann to significantly expand access to this important option for thousands of patients.”