Dental Implants / Artificial roots and teeth
Everything about Dental Implants!
Artificial roots that are used for replacing any missing teeth are called dental implants. It is substantiated by research that the much needed fusion with the bone is actually stimulated with the biocompatible surfaces of dental implants. After this stimulation, the implants are fixed to the whole tooth replacement or the bridge or crown to ensure that they serve the same purpose as natural teeth.
Every year, throughout the world, millions of implants are used for replacing teeth in patients. As a matter of fact, the trend of implants is growing steadily because of their high success rate.
Unique and Individual Teeth
For meeting the personal needs of individuals, replacement teeth that include bridges and crowns are produced separately.
As per the facts, the best esthetic solution is offered by all-ceramic bridges and crowns.
Advantages of Dental Implants
1. Providing a Successful and Safe Solution:
One of the most successful methods of tooth replacement that are used nowadays is dental implants and this fact is widely accepted. It is difficult to differentiate between natural teeth and modern prosthetics and implants, which are placed by specially trained dentists. It is possible to match the color, contours and shape of the implants or replacement teeth with that of your natural teeth. Also, other healthy teeth will not be compromised when dental implants are used for replacing missing or bad teeth.
2. Looking Young As Ever
One of the most vital advantages that are offered by dental implants is that of natural bone maintenance. Over time, the bone starts resorbing if teeth are missing. A sunken chin and mouth, wrinkled lips and shrunk contours of the jawbone is the result of significant bone loss. The resorbing of the jawbone can be halted and bone loss can be prevented by stimulating the growth of bone with the help of dental implants.
3. Keeping Teeth Healthy
Previously, conventional teeth bridges were used for replacing missing teeth. The adjacent teeth had to be ground down because they were used as anchors in this procedure. However, this is eliminated when dental implants are used and people can have their healthy and natural teeth in their original position.
4. Lasting and Comfortable Solutions
The latest implant solutions and prosthetics that are used are highly durable. In comparison to conventional dentures, the current implants are more comfortable, stable and functional. In addition, the body also finds it easier to tolerate the dental implants because they are composed of biocompatible materials. A prosthetic solution can last for a number of years as long as people maintain a good oral hygiene and take proper care. As a matter of fact, these implants can even be for life.
5. Providing Security and Stable Retention
Just like natural teeth, the implant-supported tooth replacements and prosthetic solutions have a stable retention and can therefore offer durability, reliability and strength. Integrated dental implants are used for securely anchoring prosthetic, bridges and crowns. Taste and speech impairment, gum irritation, poor fit and pressure points are some of the problems associated with conventional prosthetics, but are eliminated with dental implants.
Replacement of a Missing Tooth
Crown on Implants
The best choice for people is an all-ceramic dental crown for dental implants when people are missing only a single tooth. The foundation for a dental crown is formed by the implant.
The dental implant and the ceramic crown are attached together. People will not be able to notice the difference because the color and shade of the implant is the same as natural teeth. The adjacent healthy teeth will not be compromised when an implant-based solution is used for replacing a single tooth. Also, the neighboring teeth will not be weakened because of the continuing bone loss.
Replacement of Several Missing Teeth
Bridges on Dental Implants
Protection can be provided to the remaining healthy teeth and bone loss can be counteracted with a bridge that receives support from implants. A functional and esthetically pleasing result can be obtained with a bridge that’s anchored firmly to implants in case of replacement of two or more missing teeth. This is because the loss of natural bone is prevented in this way.
Replacement Of All Missing Teeth
Your quality of life can undergo a devastating impact if all your teeth are missing. People will look and even feel older. Different conventional solutions can be used to rectify this problem. A dental adhesive can be used for the adjustment of the denture base to the gum tissue or a close conventional solution can also be used for holding it in place. Nonetheless, the amount of soft tissue and residual bone can affect the choice. Chewing capacity is also reduced because of the loose attachment of the tooth replacement and this gives rise to poor digestion and unbalanced diet. For instance, it is almost impossible for people to eat crunchy fruits and vegetables. Apart from that, the functionality of the tooth replacement reduces over time and promotes bone loss. The sense of taste can also be reduced when a denture is used for covering the palate.
As opposed to them, prosthetics anchored by implants resemble natural teeth and work like them. According to people, restored self-esteem is the best thing about implant-supported dental prosthetics. People can talk, eat and laugh uninhibited. Also, messy adhesive and improper fit are downsides of conventional dental prosthetics, which are relieved. People can enjoy a better and higher quality of life with tooth replacements that are securely fitted.
Removable Tooth Replacement on Dental Implants
Two or more implants that have mechanical anchors can be used for securing a removable prosthetic and retains them securely. The beauty of an implant-supported prosthetic is that it looks and functions just like natural teeth after it have been placed. Acrylic denture is not used for covering the roof of the mouth so the sense of taste isn’t affected. Another benefit is that for cleaning purposes, the bridge can be removed.
Removable Bridge on a Dental Implant Bar
Two or more implants support the bar, which is a supportive element of removable prosthetic. Secure retention is provided by attaching the prosthetic to the bar. Again, easy cleaning can be done by removing the prosthetic.
Fixed Dental Implants Supporting Bridge
A dental implant bridge is part of a fixed prosthesis and four or more implants provide it with support. The gum is kept free because the dental implants are used for fixing the prosthesis firmly. Therefore, taste sensation remains unaffected. Teeth can also function without any restriction because of screw retained bridges.
The All-on-4 treatment, a proven and successful concept for patients without teeth
The All-on-4 treatment concept was developed to provide patients who lost their teeth with an efficient and predictable restoration using only four implants to support an immediately loaded full-arch fixed prosthesis (bridge).
The All-on- 4 treatment concept offers our patients various clear benefits:
- Stability even in minimum bone volume
- Reduce grafting in 80% of cases
- 3D Planning for safe and predictable surgery (Nobelguide)
- 3D pre-planning ensure the intended prosthetic outcome
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Increased efficiency because it’s done in one day, the day of surgery you will walk with your
new fixed dentition
What You Need to Know?
When to use prosthetic solution?
Damaged or missing teeth are replaced with prosthetic solutions. Dental implants or the remaining natural teeth are used for providing support to individually designed new crowns and dental bridges. Whether there are several teeth, single tooth or an entire jaw, prosthetic solutions can be found.
What exactly is a dental implant?
Artificial roots that are anchored into the jaw bone firmly for providing support to fixed and removable tooth replacements are called dental implants.
When should implants be used?
Implants are useful when there are no teeth in the whole jaw or one or various teeth are missing. The personal and medical needs of a patient are considered by the numerous implant solutions and treatment processes that are available. The optimal solution for a patient is recommended by a dentist.
Why is the use of implants recommended?
Future bone loss is prevented and the jaw is kept functional with the use of dental implants. A chain reaction is eliminated, which can lead to the loss of all teeth in some extreme cases. The ability of eating whatever they like, self-confidence and natural appearance of an individual is restored with dental implants.
Which material is used for making implants?
Commercially-pure titanium is used for making dental implants because living tissue accepts this material. Therefore, they are called biocompatible. In very rare cases, there may be adverse reactions to titanium.
What is the life of an implant?
Implants can last for a lifetime if people indulge in regular checkups and proper care. A number of patients keep implants for about 15 years or more. There is a 90% chance that an implant will still be functional after ten years.
Are there any age restrictions for implants?
Individuals whose jaw bones haven’t developed fully will not be advised to get implants. However, the major deciding factor is good health. The chances of success are same in young people and old people who are healthy.
Are dental implants painful and uncomfortable?
As local anesthesia is used for placing dental implants, there is minimal pain and discomfort associated with this treatment.
How long do people have to wait for natural teeth with implants?
In ideal cases, once the implants are placed, they are restored in the same visit. This means that when people leave the office of the dentist, they will either have a permanent or temporary prosthetic in their mouths. However, in majority of the cases people have to wait until the bone and the dental implant are sufficiently bonded.
Do people feel the implants?
Implants are not felt after they have been placed. Because they are biocompatible, titanium implants are tolerated very well by the body. The same is the case with replacement teeth that are all-ceramic.
What is the cost of tooth replacement?
The case of every individual is different. Therefore, there will also be a difference in the cost of the preparation of tooth replacement and the implant procedure. An all-inclusive cost estimate cannot be provided.
The freedom of being able to smile and to know that my smile is beautiful and healthy makes me feel younger, more attractive, and happier
- Margareta L
Finally, after all these years in dentures, I feel myself again. The new teeth on my implants feel and look better than my own teeth did. It's all about the quality of life - I feel younger and more self-confidence. My entire outlook on life has changed.
- Edit R
I'm glad I finally did something about my less-than perfect smile. The procedure was painless and the results speak for themselves.
- Paul G
My teeth were an embarrassment for most of my life. My new smile h not only improved my appearance, but it has also given a great boost to my confidence. It's definitely the best personal investment I've made.
- Andrea A