Presently, more and more adults are asking for implants to replace their missing teeth.
A Dental Implant is the ultimate technique for the replacement of lost teeth. Traditional dentistry, which relies on bridges, partials, and dentures, simply cannot compare to the “good as new” quality that our advanced implant technology can give you.
Implantology is based on “osseointegration,” which is an incredibly strong bonding of titanium and other materials to the surrounding bone. This allows the new replacement tooth (or teeth) to not only have a very strong, stable, and long-lasting base, but also to enjoy all the comfort, functionality, and beauty of healthy teeth.
Because of our extensive experience and knowledge in this field, you’ll not only receive great results, but the process itself is sure to be both hasty and comfortable.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
If you have lost a tooth you are a candidate for a dental implant. However, there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants are right for you. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, radiation to the jaws, smoking, alcoholism, or uncontrolled periodontal (gum) disease may affect whether dental implants will fuse to your bone. It is important to let your dental surgeon know all about your medical status (past and present) together with all medications you are taking, whether prescribed, alternative (herbal) or over the counter.
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A dental implant designed to replace a single tooth and is composed of three parts: the titanium implant, the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line; and finally the crown, which is created by a prosthodontist or restorative dentist and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance that fuses with the jawbone.
There are 3 methods for dental implantation:
The implant is placed in a first surgery along with the cover screw, and it is totally entombed by the gingiva.
After 8 to 10 weeks, the gingiva is uncovered by a 2nd-step surgery and a healing abutment is placed.
The final impression and crown placement take place after 1 to 3 weeks from the 2nd-step surgery (healing abutment placement).
The implant is placed in a first surgery along with the healing abutment, where it is only partially covered by the gingival.
After 8 to 10 weeks, the final impression and crown placement take place.
The implant along with the abutment and the temporary crown are placed in the same surgery (even after immediate extraction of the tooth). The final crown can also be placed in the same session (Cad Cam) or within the same week.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
• Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth and because they are designed to fuse with bone and become permanent.
• Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak comfortably and without the worry that teeth might slip.
• Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
• Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
• Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and your confidence.
• Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, like a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
• Durability. Implants are very durable and last many years. With proper care and maintenance, many implants last a lifetime.
• Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care implants can last a lifetime.