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Dental Implants

Tooth Replacement Therapy That Mimics Nature


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Tooth Replacement therapy that mimics nature

Dental Implants are root replacements for missing teeth. Dental Implant and the Implant Crown allow you to have the look, feel and function most like natural teeth.

They offer several important advantages compared to other treatment options for replacing missing teeth:

  • MINIMIZES oral bone loss
  • REDUCES compromise to adjacent healthy teeth
  • PRESERVES natural facial contours and appearance
  • RESTORES oral function in a manner that most closely resembles natural teeth.

Dental Implants are made with materials well accepted by the body which allows the bone to form a natural mechanical bond with the Dental Implant. The Implant then provides a base for your dentist to build your replacement tooth or teeth.

How will the implant be placed?

Implants are used as an alternative to bridges or removable replacements. They can be used to strengthen or replace one tooth, several teeth or all of the natural teeth in the mouth. In addition, implants provide a permanent fixture for dentures and could even allow them to be removed completely.

If you have missing teeth, implants will give you back your beautiful smile. Implants also protect against bone deterioration and help maintain youthful facial aesthetics.

The implant procedure is normally done in two steps:

  • - The first procedure involves placing a titanium screw under your gums where it will fuse with your jawbone over a few.
  • -The second step is to uncover the implant and attach an extension. Abutment is a metal post that sets the base to your new teeth. 
  • -Finally, a replacement tooth called a crown will be created for you by your dentist and attached to the abutment. After a short time, you will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak.

Implant treatments can last many years because implants bond with bone, preventing movement between implants and bone. As implants integrate further with natural bone, they provide stable support for fixed or removable replacement teeth that restore or maintain natural-looking smiles. 

What is a single tooth implant?

A single tooth implant is a tooth replacement option that involves placing a titanium post in your upper or lower jawbone to hold a custom-made dental crown. Dental implants are surgically placed into the bone after the gum has been healed from an initial surgery, which takes around three months.

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.

What are the advantages of a single-tooth implant over a bridge?

A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.

Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

In the long term, a single implant can be more esthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge. Gums can recede around a bridge, leaving a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed. Resorbed bone beneath the bridge can lead to an unattractive smile. And, the cement holding the bridge in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that anchor the bridge.

A dental implant is the next best thing

A dental implant is one option for replacing a missing tooth. Implants have been used for many years. They are man-made "anchors" that look like screws and are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. The single tooth implant is placed by surgery in the upper or lower jaw, where it replaces your missing tooth's root(s).

An implant looks and functions like a natural tooth. It fits securely even when you chew and speak. A single tooth implant does not involve treatment to your other teeth.


What's involved?

The way implants are placed depends on the patient, the type of implant, and the tooth being replaced. Some implants require two or three appointments and can take up to a year to complete. With others, called immediate-load implants, the implant and crown can be placed on the same day. Your dentist will tell you which type is best for you.


Most implants involve two or three basic steps:

•   First, the dentist surgically places the implant into the jaw. The implant attaches to the bone through a process called osseointegration that takes three to six months. Immediately after the surgery, there may be some swelling and/or pain for a few days, so your dentist may give you pain medication. Your dentist may also suggest a diet of soft foods, cold foods and warm soup while the area heals.

•  Next, the dentist may attach an extension, called a post or abutment, to the implant. Once healed, the implant and post can serve as the base of the new artificial tooth, or crown.

• Finally, the dentist makes a crown, based on a size, shape, color and fit that will blend with your other teeth. A temporary crown is placed until the permanent crown can be custom-made. Once the permanent crown is ready, it is attached to the implant or post.


Who is a good candidate?

Your dentist can help you decide if you can get a dental implant. In most cases, you are a good candidate if you are in good general health. Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or leukemia, may interfere with healing after surgery and prevent successful placement of an implant.

 have a jawbone that can support an implant.

 If you have lost bone in your jaw you may still get an implant, but first bone must added by a special procedure known as bone grafting.

don't use tobacco. Smoking can cause dental implants to fail.


Good oral hygiene is very important to the success of the implant. You'll need to make sure the area around the implant is especially clean. Your dentist may recommend that you use a special toothbrush, called an interproximal brush, or a mouth rinse to help prevent cavities and other problems.


Regular dental visits are also important. Your dentist will create a schedule of regular checkups and professional cleanings to keep your implant and your natural teeth healthy. a real tooth. It is an artificial replacement for a natural one, and it can be placed in the jawbone to provide stability and support for crowns or bridges.


There are literally hundreds of thousands of implants inserted each year by dental professionals around the world, and they all require at least some level of recovery time. However, new medical discoveries are being made all the time that can prove extremely beneficial for dental implant patients.


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