DENTAL IMPLANTS in RS Puram, Coimbatore
DENTAL IMPLANTS IN RS PURAM, COIMBATORE
Tooth loss is quite common in Indian population, and may happen due to accidents, injuries, gum disease or decay. To achieve esthetics and regain functionality and avoid issues to adjacent teeth, tooth replacement must be done. Options for replacing missing teeth include Bridges, Dentures and Implants.
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Dental implants at Arasu Dental Care are done by Specialists certified in Dental Implantology are a type of dental procedure that involve the replacement of a missing tooth or teeth with artificial tooth roots made of bio compatible materials, such as titanium. Dental implants are typically used as a permanent solution for tooth loss and provide a strong foundation for a custom-made dental crown, bridge, or denture to be attached on top.
The process of getting dental implants usually involves several stages, including:
- Initial assessment: A thorough dental examination and assessment of the patient’s oral health, including X-rays or other imaging to determine the bone density and structure of the jawbone.
- Treatment planning: Based on the assessment, a treatment plan is developed, which may include the number and placement of dental implants, the type of restoration to be used (e.g., crown, bridge, or denture), and any additional procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lift if needed.
- Implant placement: The dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they will integrate with the bone over time through a process called osseointegration. This provides a stable and durable foundation for the replacement teeth.
- Healing and recovery: After implant placement, a period of healing and recovery is usually required to allow the implants to fully integrate with the jawbone. This can take several weeks to several months, depending on the individual and the complexity of the case.
- Restoration: Once the implants have fully integrated, the custom-made dental crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the implants, completing the restoration of the missing teeth. The restoration is designed to match the patient’s natural teeth in shape, size, and color, resulting in a natural-looking and functional smile.
- Follow-up care: Regular dental check-ups and maintenance are important to ensure the long-term success of dental implants. Good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and regular professional cleanings, are essential to maintain the health of the implants and surrounding tissues.
Dental implants are considered a safe and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, with a high success rate and long-term durability. However, not everyone may be a suitable candidate for dental implants, and a thorough evaluation by a qualified dental professional is necessary to determine if implants are the right option for an individual’s specific needs and oral health condition.
DENTAL IMPLANT OPTIONS
- Replacement of a single tooth can be achieved by single stage implant or two stage implant procedure. In a single stage implant procedure, a second stage surgery for the placement of a healing cap can be avoided.
- Whereas, in a two stage procedure, the implant is inserted into the bone and allowed to integrate, and at a later date, a second stage procedure is performed to place a healing cap.
- In both of these procedures, the final crown is fixed 12-16 weeks following implant placement.
Immediate implants are instantaneous replacement option. The implant is placed immediately into the socket after extraction of tooth. According to the underlying bone strength the replacement of the tooth can be done within 3-6 months or in some cases the tooth can be immediately replaced which is known as immediate loading. Immediate loading of implants which is immediate replacement of teeth is usually done within 3 days of implant placement. This type of therapy is usually preferred in patients with good bone quality.
REPLACEMENT OF MULTIPLE MISSING TEETH
When 2 or 3 teeth are missing in a row, implant supported bridges provide us a solution to replace the missing teeth. Just like dental bridges where missing teeth are replaced taking support from the adjacent teeth, in this case implants serves as support instead of the natural teeth.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
Implants not only serve as replacement for small set of missing teeth, but they can also be utilized for the replacement of full set of teeth. Implant dentures are an example of replacement of the complete set of teeth. In these cases, dentures replace the full set of teeth by taking support from implants placed in the upper and lower jaws. They can be snapped fit onto the implants and removed and cleaned by the patient.
All on 4, 6 & 8
The concepts involved in full mouth implants treatment are as follows,
All on 4
After extraction of remaining teeth, about four implants are placed immediately in each jaw – upper and lower. Depending on the stability of the implant, immediate loading is done and the crowns are fixed in a weeks time or a waiting period of 3 – 4 months is given and then the impression is made for the permanent crown and fixed.
All on 6 & All on 8
About 6 implants are placed in each jaw – upper and lower, immediately after extraction in All on 6 technique and 8 implants in upper and lower, in All on 8 technique, respectively.
The rest of the process is same as All on 3 technique.