Dental Implants

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are basically tiny titanium posts that are placed in the roots of the missing tooth. They are inserted into the jawbone through a minor surgical procedure. After the procedure a proceline/zircoma tooth crown is attached. In some situations, the implants are required to fuse with the bone for months before the permanent crown, but in other cases, a new tooth can be placed on the same day.

  1. If placed under proper conditions and further maintained an implant can lost for a lifetime.

Advantage of a dental implant over a dental bridge:

  • look almost like old natural tooth.
  • does not need any changes in the adjacent teeth.
  • can chew food better.

Advantages of Dental implants

    Improves appearance – Dental implants enhance your look and feel of your teeth as they are created to join with bone and then they become permanent.

    1. Replacing a single tooth:

            Use a single dental implant most often, a dental implant is used to replace a single missing tooth. It requires one post and one crown.

   2. Replacing several teeth:

            Use an implant supported bridge, when you have multiple missing teeth adjacent to each other, you may find your option is an implant – supported bridge.

Dental Bridge:

    Typically a bridge consists of two crowns or either side of your missing tooth gap with an artificial tooth held by those crowns in between.

    Instead of having the crowns attach to teeth, an implant – supported bridge has crowns that connect to dental implants.

    The process is similar to a single tooth dental implant. However, the teeth missing in the middle of the gap will not receive a dental implant.

Benefits of an implant supported bridge

    You can securely replace multiple missing teeth in a row – without the cost of replacing each tooth.

   3. Replacing all your teeth:

             Use an implant retain denture. If you are missing a majority or all of your teeth in an arch (upper or lower), then  an implant retained denture may be your best option.

Traditional denture:

    A denture is an artificial arch of teeth. It rests on your gum line and gives you the appearance of a full set of teeth. The problem with traditional dentures is they are removable which means they can slip, slide, and uncomfortable like eating and talking.

    To fix this problem, you can permanently secure your denture with dental implants.

Implant retained denture:

    Here will place four dental implants along your arch. While they heal, your current denture may be modified so it can be worn without disrupting the healing process.

    Once healed, you will receive a new custom denture that fastens to the dental implants. The result is a permanent, secure denture custom designed to fit your facial aesthetics.

Types of dental implants:

    Conventional Implants:

  • Applicable to almost anyone to replace one, multiple missing teeth.
  • Done in a 2 stages about 3 to 6 months interval.
  • Done for most types of bone conditions. If there is moderate or severe jaw bone loss, bone grafting may be recommended.

    Immediate Implants:

  • Dental implants are placed at the same time after teeth are extracted.
  • Normally recommended only for cases with good jaw bone conditions.

    Endosteal Implants:

  • Safest and the most common type of dental implant. They are suited for most patients but, they require a good, healthy jaw bone.

    Subperiosteal implants:

  • This is the main alternative to endosteal implants. Instead of being fixed into the jaw bone, subperiosteal implants rests on top of the bone but still under the gum.
  • A metal frame is placed under the gum with a post attached to it. The gum then heals around the frame to hold it in place. The false teeth are secured to the poles that come from the gum.
  • This procedure is only used if the patient doesn’t have enough jaw bone for an implant to be placed or if the person in question just doesn’t want to go through with intensive oral surgery to add bone to the area.

    Zygomatic implants:

  • Zygomatic implants should only be done if you don’t have enough jawbone for the endosteal implant.
  • These are the least common type of dental implant. The implant is placed in the patients check bone rather than the jawbone.
  • Finding your perfect smile shouldn’t be difficult. There are several different types of dental implants out there for you to chose from. Here we will work closely with you to find the perfect match for you.

Post-treatment care:

    Dental implants are close to your natural teeth and require the same home care and regular dental visits.

Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is recommended to keep the dental implant clean and free from dental plaque. Periodic follow up visits are necessary after your treatment to ensure the dental implant and gums are in a healthy condition.