Dental implants are today’s best replacement alternative to missing teeth in terms of form, function and aesthetics. Implants are now used as routine treatment for an entire range of problems from replacing a single tooth to full oral rehabilitation and even for reliable denture retention.
A dental implant is a titanium screw which is used to replace the root of a missing tooth. After it fuses with the jaw bone, it is used to give support to the tooth crown. Thus a new, artificial tooth is made which improves the smile, speech and chewing functions. At dent-o-care, we use only the best dental implant systems from the world over e.g. Nobel Biocare, Bio Horizon, Ankylos , osstem ,Equinox, Mini implants etc. to suit each patient’s dental requirements.
DEPENDING ON THE TECHNOLOGY AND TIME FRAME INVOLVED , IMPLANTS CAN BE OF DIFFERENT TYPES :
CONVENTIONAL TWO STAGE IMPLANTS
Usually two visits of 7 to 10 days each. The implant treatment usually consists of two stages with a time interval of approx 3 months between the two stages. In the First stage , The dental implant is placed. Time needed is one to two sittings. (total 7 days). In the Second stage, The artificial tooth ( crown) is placed. Time needed is three to four sittings. (total 8-10 days)
1) IMMEDIATE IMPLANTS
In this procedure, the dental implants are placed at the same time after the teeth are extracted. The top crowns/fixed teeth may or may not be placed in the same trip depending on the bone condition.
2) SINGLE STAGE OR IMMEDIATE LOADED DENTAL IMPLANTS
Immediate dental implants technology can be used by almost 99% of the patients. This technology provides an immediate solution to tooth loss, whether it is a single tooth missing, few teeth missing, all teeth missing or any number of teeth to be removed and replaced. The salient feature of immediate dental implants is that it ossifies immediately. The restorations (crowns, bridges) are completed within few days time. Restorative options are flexible depending on patient requirements.
A single implant and its crown ( top tooth) is placed in the area of the missing tooth.
If the missing teeth are in different areas, several single implants with crowns can be placed. If the missing teeth are in the same area, fewer number of implants with fixed bridges can be done.
FULL MOUTH/ ALL TEETH
If all teeth are missing, full mouth rehabilitation can be done using implants with fixed dentures or bridges.
ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS :
Dental implants give new, natural looking teeth thus enhancing the smile, speech and chewing functions. They reverse the negative impact of missing teeth by preventing bone loss and gum recession.
IMPROVED SELF ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE
As there is no need to file down the adjacent teeth, dental implants helps to maintain and protect them.
Dental implants are very secure. There is no slipping, wobbling or movement. They feel more comfortable and natural compared to removable dentures and bridges.
Dental implant treatment has a very good success rate. It is one of the best and long lasting replacements for missing teeth. Good oral hygiene, healthy gums and adequate bone structure all contribute to implant success.
CAN YOU OPT FOR DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT?
Yes, if you have good general and oral health. Also required is good bone structure, healthy gums a nd good oral hygiene. Bone grafting may be needed in some cases. Dental implants can be used to r eplace all teeth, some teeth or even a single tooth.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT
The placement of the dental implants is a painless procedure carried out under local anesthesia. Following the surgery, slight pain and/or a minor swelling may be expected. In most cases, simple medication is prescribed for some days. Like natural teeth, dental implants can be easily maintained with regular brushing, flossing and periodic follow ups with the dentist. Because of the advances in implant dentistry, today there are numerous treatment options possible. A clinical examination, xrays and CT scan evaluations coupled with patient expectations, budget, time frame etc , enables us to give a customized treatment option to each patient. With an initial comprehensive consultation including clinical diagonosis, xrays and CT scans evaluations, Kadali’s dental care is now able to do 99 percent of implant cases in a single visit of 7 working days. This is a revolutionary swiss based technology wherein no bone grafts, sinus lifts and complicated surgeries are not required. Plus fixed teeth can be given in the same visit.