Dental implants

Missing teeth can cause serious aesthetic and functional problems for many people. It can lead to chewing difficulty and more functional issues such as overloading or shifting of the remaining teeth.

The most severe consequence of missing teeth is the loss of jaw bone. Studies have shown that in the first year after tooth extraction, 25% of bone is lost and this is a continuous process, more bone surrounding the tooth will be lost if not replaced in time. Dental implants have been a clinically proven method of teeth replacement Implants in dentistry are the placement of prosthetic tooth roots into the jaw bone to replace the missing teeth. After insertion, the implant will be covered by a crown making it look and function just like a normal tooth, preserve the jaw structure and prevent bone loss.

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.

Dental Implants are now considered to be a more cost effective and conservative treatment than bridgework, because they do not involve cutting adjacent teeth.

Conventional implants are applicable to almost anyone who is looking to replace one, multiple, all missing teeth with a permanent restoration solution.

Immediate implants are also known as one day or same day implants. This is the case whereby dental implants can be placed at the same time after teeth are extracted.

Benefits of Dental Implants:
  • Improved self-esteem and increased quality of life
  • Reduce size and construct a more natural functional bridge or denture
  • No need to trim the adjacent teeth to form the conventional bridge
  • The solid anchorage of the dental implant will allow you to increase your chewing pressure, so eat anything you want
  • Improves speech as compared to having dentures
  • Improved comfort relative to removable dentures
  • Prevent further loss of teeth and bone support
  • Improved and younger, natural appearance
  • Improved oral health
  • Durability. Implants are very durable and have expected lifelong replacement for lost tooth
  • No slipping, sliding clicking dentures or worrying about your dentures popping out in embarrassing situations

The most severe consequence of missing teeth is the loss of jaw bone. Studies have shown that in the first year after tooth extraction, 25% of bone is lost and this is a continuous process, more bone surrounding the tooth will be lost if not replaced in time. Dental implants have been a clinically proven method of teeth replacement.

It is of two types:
  • Conventional Implants
  • Immediate Implants

CONVENTIONAL IMPLANT:

STEP 1:

The first stage of this procedure involves placing the small titanium screw into your jawbone. Titanium is a highly biocompatible material and therefore integrates with the bone tissue to form a new, stable tooth root. The implant takes three to six months to fuse with the bone and form a solid structure.

STEP 2:

When the bone has healed around the implant, the abutment is ready to be attached to the implant fixture. This is a ceramic or titanium component that ensures a secure fit between the dental implant and the crown.

STEP 3:

Once the dental implant and the abutment are in place, we fit the porcelain crown up to the edge of the gum line to replicate a natural tooth. The dental implant is now complete.
In most cases, it is virtually impossible to see the difference between your own natural teeth and the new implant tooth

IMMEDIATE IMPALNT:
This procedure involves placing the implant and replacement tooth all at the same time, rather than waiting for three to six months between the first and second stages (as for a conventional implant).
Known in dental terminology as “immediate loading ”, this instant process means that you can have your new tooth in around an hour.
In general only patients with ample jawbone density and no other predisposing risk factors are candidates for immediate loading.

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