A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root.
It is used to replace missing teeth or removed teeth. It can be used to replace single or several teeth.
Dental implant is placed into jaw to hold overlying replaced tooth or bridge. The important key to long-term health of the implant is the position and number of implants. Position and angle of dental implant is planned with the help of computed tomography. The final teeth made for attaching with implant can be either fixed or removable.
The basic necessity for long term success of dental implants are healthy bone and gingiva. As the bone around dental implant remain healthy and attached so the stronger the implant remains, means bone around the dental implant should not be reduced for long life of implant.
It is the most effective dental procedure of choice for teeth replacement.
The latest modality of treatment of partial and completely edentulous patients is dental implants. Dental implants are made of biocompatible materials and they are surgically inserted into the jawbone primarily as a prosthodontic foundation. The endosteal dental implants or root form implants are commonly used. Endosteal dental implants are similar to the natural tooth root and restoration of missing teeth does not need adjacent tooth support primarily. Also, implant stimulates the supporting bone and maintains its dimensions similar to that of healthy roots. Implant supported prosthesis does not require soft tissue support and improves oral comfort.
Today, most of the dental implants placed are titanium alloys. There are many implant manufacturing companies and systems worldwide. We use Xive implants from Friadent Company - Made in Germany.
Dental Implants FAQs
1What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone used to replace missing teeth.
2Am I a candidate for dental implants?
First we will take digital X-rays of your teeth and bone to check if you have enough bone available to support a dental implant. If you do not have enough bone, addition treatment such as bone grafting can improve the quality of your bone.
3What is the success rate of dental implants?
If differ from patient to patient and with health and habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are predictably successful with success rates above 95 percent.
4How long does it take to replace teeth?
It can be as short as a few months or more than a year for more complex cases.
5Is the treatment going to be painful ?
Once you are numb with local anesthesia, you will not feel anything sharp or painful at all throughout the treatment.
6Can you replace all of my teeths with dental implants?
Yes, you do not need one implant per tooth and can actually have as few as six implants can replace all of the upper or lower teeth. There are many options for the type of framework supplied, which can either be removable or fixed in place.
7What are the advantages of dental implants?