A dental implant is a small man made inert titanium fixture that
serves as a replacement for the root position of a missing natural
tooth. It is simply explained as a treatment placing artificial dental
roots to the jaw bone. It is the rooth in th jaw bone that hold the
natural tooth in place. The doctors at Seena Dental use the best grade
and latest implants which have a high success rate. A strict protocol
for implant surgery is being employed making the procedure as highly
successful and affordable implant clinic. It is an alternative to people
who have lost their teeth due to decay or trauma.
The advantages of dental implant :
- Because you can eat better with better chewing efficiency
- No need to take support from adjacent tooth
- Implant supported crowns are a better solution to a dental bridge
- Retains the shape of the lips and cheeks like a natural tooth
- Prevents further resorption of jaw bone following tooth loss.
- Restores natural appearance of teeth
The IMPLANT Process :
1. Initial consultation : the Implantologist examines your teeth and gums. He also has to have a general idea about your overall health my taking a detailed case history, X rays and study models. Sometimes a CT scan Is also advised to visualize the surrounding soft tissues like the nerves and the sinus so that no complication arises. If not enough bone is available then the implantologist may advise you to have a bone grafting and bone distraction done to build up the bone needed to hold the implant.
2. Implant Placement : after the bone grafting procedure, you have sufficient bone to hold an implant. The Implantologist places the most suitable implant considering various factors in this visit. The most successful type of implant placement procedure is done in two stages. In this first visit the implantologist places the root portion of the implant. This implant is placed in the space created by the missing tooth.
3. Placement of Implant collar : a healing abutment called the collar is placed on the head of the implant after it is exposed. This helps the gums to heal correctly. The collar is placed for 10-14 days. After the stitches are removed, the final impression is made. The dental technician will start fabricating temporary crowns on this abutment.
4. Second Surgery : Waiting Period : Now a waiting period of 3-4 months in advised to help the bony integration in the implant ;i.e for the proper fusing of the bone to the implant placed.
5. Placement of permanent crowns : now the temporary crowns are replaced with permanent crowns
Success rate of implant : With proper case selection and skill of the operator, the success rate has gone upto 95%.
Who cannot get an implant : Majority of people having healthy ridges after tooth loss and maintain a good oral hygiene, these people are good candidates to receive dental implant.
How long is the treatment duration : At eth first visit , the implant is placed by a minor surgical procedure. Usually a healing period of 3-6 months is required for the jaw bone to fuse with the implant after which the prosthesis is constructed over the implant completing the treatment.
Care of implant : Dental implant has to be taken care in a similar manner as a natural tooth. They should be bushed , flossed and paid regular dental checkups.
SINGLE TOOTH IMPLANT : It is used in people who have one or more missing teeth. For this procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw, and the bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone, bone may need to be added with a procedure called bone augmentation. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be placed must be in good health.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTAL BRIDGE :
An implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but
it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases,
when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the
jawbone for each missing tooth. Then the crowns are connected to each
other to form one piece.
An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing. It also may be used when your dentist is concerned that you might put too much pressure on individual implants that are not connected to each other. For example, clenching or grinding your teeth can put a lot of pressure on individual implants. This can increase the chances that they will loosen from the bone and fail.
An implant-supported bridge reduces the pressure on the individual implants in the bone, and spreads it across the entire bridge. If the implants will be placed next to natural teeth, the natural teeth and surrounding gums must be in good health. If you don’t have enough bone to place and support the dental implants, the supporting bone can be built up using bone augmentation or grafting before the actual implant procedure begins.