Dental Implants

Oral or Dental Implants have opened the door to the 21st century in dentistry and oral rehabilitation. They have increased the treatment possibilities for patients and improved the functional results of their treatment. Patients who had to compromise their esthetic appearance, chewing functionality and nutritional intake due to complete or partial tooth loss can now be restored back to various degrees of normal esthetics and function. Since the commercial distribution of Dental Implants, the field of Oral Implantology has undergone a rapid and progressive development. Many professionals have branched off and specialized in this particular field. What was several years ago considered to be alternative or experimental treatment in dentistry is often considered Standard of Care now.

What is an dental implant ?

Dental implants are effective, natural-looking replacements for missing teeth. They may be described as today's best alternative to natural teeth. An implant is a metallic object that is inserted into your jawbone to act like a natural tooth-root. It integrates with the jawbone to give a firm support to the artificial tooth or bridge that it will support. They are an exciting option that has changed the lives of many people. They can be the foundation on which an attractive smile may be built.

An implant may be indicated if you have missing teeth and it is not possible to give you a fixed bridge due to technical reasons like inadequate bone or tooth support. It may also be a good choice for people not comfortable with dentures.
At first we will evaluate your mouth to check whether you are a good candidate for implants. We will will gather information about your dental and medical history, examine your mouth and take x-rays. Then we will discuss the results of the evaluation with you and and give you any further information you need to help you decide if you should have a dental implant. Models and x-rays of your teeth and jaws are made so as to decide where to place the implants.

Risks and complications are similar to other surgical procedures and include bleeding or infection. We will discuss risks specific to your implant, such as sinus problems and numbness from nerve injuries. If the implant fails, it may be removed or redone, or you may have to go back to wearing dentures again.

You are a good candidate for an implant if you have enough jawbone that is dense enough to support an implant and your gums are healthy. Any medical conditions you may have also may influence this decision.

The Implant Process

.The sequence of events with respect to implant reconstruction with Rootform Implants can be roughly divided into two phases:
* Surgical Phase
* Prosthetic Phase

The Surgical Phase includes everything that is concerned with getting the implant into or onto the bone and getting it ready for the prosthetic phase.

The Prosthetic Phase includes everything that is necessary to put a tooth or teeth on top of the implant(s).

Once the implant is placed into the bone it will need to remain there for a few months unused, in order to allow the bone to grow around it and secure it tightly; this process is known as Osseointegration. (Although, some research is now supporting evidence that under certain circumstances implants can be used prosthetically right after placement) Osseointegration is a fairly natural and usually successful process.

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