IMPLANT: WHAT IS IT?

If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Dental implants are so natural in look and feel; you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
Dental implant is composed of a titanium screw which is screwed in the bone, above which a crown is fixed. Dental implants are actually more tooth saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

ADVANTAGES OF IMPLANTS

Every way you look at it, dental implants are one of the best solutions to the problem of missing teeth.

  • Aesthetics
    Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent bone loss and gum recession. No one will ever know that you have a replaced tooth.
  • Tooth-saving
    Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth, as neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. Your own teeth are left untouched, which is a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.
  • Confidence
    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.
  • Reliable
    The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

The ideal candidate for a dental implant should have good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant. The best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.

TREATMENTS

Replacing a Single Tooth
If you have one missing tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
Replacing Several Teeth
If you have several missing teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
Replacing all of Your Teeth
If you have all your teeth missing, 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.
Sinus Augmentation   A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. 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.

Ridge Modification   Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.

How are Implants placed? The procedure:

The implant process normally involves several steps that take place over a period of time from two to six months.

At initial consultation, all possible alternatives are considered and the feasibility of implant treatment is assessed.
Should you wish to proceed with implant treatment, a full and detailed assessment is done which involve the taking of impressions, x-rays and in some cases CT scans. This completes the diagnostic planning and treatment details including sequence of treatment, costs and possible complications are discussed with the patient.

This is generally a simple procedure that is performed under sterile conditions in a dental surgery using local anesthesia. If required, bone saved from the drilling procedure and some artificial bone may be used augment the contour of the ridge and gum around the implant

The implant is left to integrate with the jaw bone for a period of 2 to 6 months
The sutures are typically removed seven to fourteen days after surgery
The patient’s own denture or in some cases a simple adhesive bridge can be worn during the healing phase.

When the gum tissue is ready, a special abutment or metal bar/ball is attached to the implant
If crowns or bridges are opted, an abutment is placed and this provides the support for the new crown or bridge.
If over dentures are opted, the metal bar/ball is placed and is the clip used to securely retain the set of new over dentures
After impressions are taken, the crown/bridge or over denture is made and fixed in place.

Patients are demonstrated brushing and flossing around the implant
Patient is scheduled on recall program to monitor the health of gums, implant integrity and bone levels and to perform professional prophylaxis if required

IMMEDIATE IMPLANTS

In cases where bone condition and density are favorable, dental implants can now be embedded after tooth extraction. Such techniques being referred to as immediate implants, one-day implants, single day implants or same day implants. This means that the patient have new tooth roots upon leaving the office.

Immediate Loaded Implants ( Teeth-in-an-Hour)

In cases where bone condition and density are favorable, dental implants can now be embedded after tooth extraction. Such techniques being referred to as immediate implants, one-day implants, single day implants or same day implants. This means that the patient have new tooth roots upon leaving the office.

IMMEDIATE IMPLANTS

In addition, for certain cases, permanent or temporary prosthetics may be placed immediately during the same treatment visit when the dental implants are surgical placed. This is known as immediate loaded implants. This forms the basis of “Tooth in an Hour”. The immediate loading of dental implants shortens the treatment time and makes it possible to give the patient an esthetic appearance during the whole treatment period.

Benefits of Immediate Loaded Implants

Good esthetic results
Shorter treatment time with minimized pain
Immediately functioning teeth

What should you expect After Treatment?

As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visit at the best implant dentist in Chandigarh. 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!

We use Noble Biocare which comes with a life time warranty and Osstem implants. Both these system of implants are internationally accepted in terms of quality, biocompatibility and strength.