Dental Implants simply put are replacement of tooth roots. Dental Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Dental implants can be done in any age group.
Dental Implant is placed in the same visit the tooth is removed .This ‘TOOTH IN A DAY” concept has made the implant option very comfortable and appealing. This requires careful planning though.
Dental Implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since Dental Implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
Dental Implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighbouring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.
Dental Implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They'll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
The success rate of Dental Implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
Replacement of one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A Dental Implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental Implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental Implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
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 (good oral hygiene), implants can last a lifetime.
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues
There are special procedures which enhance the lost and modify bone:
The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the defect is filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge.
As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply!