Dental implants are designed to replicate the form and function of the natural tooth. A titanium dental implant secured into the jaw, acts as the tooth’s root, and the crown fixed on it serves as the tooth itself.
First step cuts open the gum under local anaesthesia to expose the jawbone and then drills a small hole in the bone to place the implant. Over the next three months, the area heals and the implant fuses with the jawbone. Patients may undergo a second procedure in which a post, called an abutment, is attached or screwed down into the implant. This can be done at the same time the implant is put in or after the area has healed. In the final step, Dr.Arora will attach a realistic-looking artificial tooth to the implant or to the post. The entire process takes about four months.
Benefits of dental implants :
1. More healthy and beautiful: When teeth are missing, the surrounding bone begins to shrink. This unhealthy bone loss can make your jawline recede. Dental implants can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone caused by loss of teeth, so your face retains its natural shape.
2. As an alternative to bridgework:Dental implants eliminate the need to grind down healthy teeth when replacing one or more adjacent teeth.
3. More comfortable: Because dental implants are securely anchored, there is no slipping or movement as there is with dentures. This eliminates some of the key worries of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation, and pain .
4. More confident: With dental implants, you will never need to cover your mouth when laughing, smiling, or speaking. You can eat your favorite foods without pain or fear of embarrassment and taste every bite. You will look better, feel better, and live more confidently.
Types of Dental implants at " Arora's Dental Clinic "
Conventional implants are applicable to almost anyone who is looking to replace one, multiple, all missing teeth with a permanent restoration solution. These implants are done in 2 stages normally in 2 trips about 3 to 6 months
apart. Conventional implants may be done for most types of bone conditions. If there is moderate or severe jaw bone loss, bone grafting may be recommended prior to dental implantation.
Immediate implants are also known as one day or same day implants. This is the case whereby dental implants are placed during the same time after teeth are extracted. Crowns, bridge, dentures may or may not be placed on during same trip depending on whether immediate loaded implants may be done. Immediate implants are normally recommended only for cases with good jaw bone conditions.
Immediate Loaded Implants:
Immediate loaded implants are whereby permanent or temporary crowns,bridges or dentures are placed during
the same trip when the dental implant posts is embedded in jaws. These implants may follow after conventional implants or immediate implants. Immediate loaded implants are normally recommended only for cases with good jawbone conditions.
The type of dental implants selected will be dependent on the patients' specific needs and general dental condition. A panoramic x-ray and/or CT scan is usually required to evaluate the amount of bone, determine the space available and for a thorough examination to diagnosing the options best suited for each case.
Dental implants - Restoration Types
Missing Single Tooth:
The single tooth implant restoration consists of three parts. Namely, the implant post which replaces the tooth root, the abutment which will support the crown and the prosthetic crown itself. The crown is either cemented onto the abutment or held in place with a screw. A single tooth implant with crown is one of the best permanent restorations.And more importantly, it does not require cutting your adjacent healthy teeth for bridging.
Missing Multiple Teeth:
If multiple teeth are missing in different parts of the mouth, several single tooth implants are good replacement restorations.If multiple teeth are missing within the same region, several missing teeth can sometimes be replaced with fewer implants because dental implants are stronger than the natural tooth roots. This solution includes having implant fixed bridges done.
Missing All Teeth:
We strongly believe that all our patients deserve fixed teeth so we do not give any option of removable dentures supported on implants When all teeth are missing or in a condition that all teeth need to be replaced, there is a need for full arch implant reconstructions
All-on-4 technology: In patients with no teeth , minimum 4 implants are placed and on top of it complete set of teeth are fixed.
Article Topic: Dental Implant and Procedure
Article Compiled By: Dr. Aman Arora B.D.S., M.D.S (Prosthodontics)
Dentist In Ashok Vihar at Arora's Dental Clinic.