DENTAL IMPLANT Dental Implants

DENTAL IMPLANT

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December 17, 2018https://www.drnearby.com/pimg/33044078649d2a54fe3b10be97b49b39e629a5bc3.jpg DENTAL IMPLANT

A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general and oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

Types of Dental implants

There are two basic types of implants available at our dental clinic. In certain cases, conventional or immediate implants may be followed by immediate loading of crowns and bridges known as immediate loaded implants.

Conventional implant

A conventional implant is usually known as a 'Two Piece' implant which consists of the root component and the tooth component in separate bits.

The root component (implant) is placed into the jaw bone and to it is connected the tooth component (abutment) usually using a tiny screw.

The abutment is then prepared or customized to take the final crown.

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

Conventional implants are done in 2 stages normally in 2 trips about 3 to 6 months apart.

Immediate Implants

Immediate implants are also known as same day or one day implants.

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 .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 within 24 hours of the implant being placed.

Immediate loaded implants may follow after conventional implants or immediate implants.

Immediate loaded implants are normally recommended only for cases with good jawbone conditions

Benefits of dental implants

  • Restore self-esteem and increase self-confidence
  • Avoiding the need to cut down adjacent teeth for conventional bridgework
  • Dental implants stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
  • Improves speech as compared to having dentures
  • Retain your natural face shape, and smile.
  • More predictable than other repair and restoration methods.

The type of dental implants selected will be dependent on the patients' general dental condition and specific needs. A panoramic x-ray and/or CBCT scan is usually required to evaluate the amount of bone, determine the space available and for a thorough examination to diagnosing the best options suited for each case.

There are a variety of dental implant systems available on the market. The two most popular systems are the Nobel Biocare implant systems, Osstem implant system & Alpha Bio Implant system. Above all three companies have had long-standing histories in the field of producing dental implants and have their own ranges of lines.