Dental ImplantsA permanent tooth replacement solution
Before you lose a tooth, consider implants.
One of the biggest advances in implant technology is the possibility of implementing a provisional crown the same day as the surgery. This enables the patient to feel more comfortable and secure until we can put the final crown in.
What is a dental implant, and when do you need one?
The implant was invented as early as in 1952, and it is the primary method for replacing a ruined or missing tooth. This is the closest you get to having a natural tooth, it is stable and stand-alone and will not cause any discomfort or disruption with the other teeth around it.
If you are need of replacing one, several or even all teeth, implants will be the preferred solution. We always consider closely each patient’s individual needs and work to preserve, and even improve, on the aesthetics.
At La Garena Dental Clinic we use exclusively metal free materials that are completely without any toxics.
Why should you get a dental implant?
Dental implants can be a permanent tooth replacement solution, providing long term, durable results that restore full functionality in a natural looking, aesthetically pleasing way. Missing teeth may affect your speech and ability to chew and over time can even lead to bone loss. Dental implants are a modern form of tooth replacement technology.
What is a dental implant?
The dental implant is an artificial tooth root. It is usually made of titanium which is very strong and readily accepted by human tissues. The implant is inserted into the jaw and then left for around six months for the bone to fuse with the implant, creating a strong anchor for the replacement tooth. After the bone has fused with the dental implant, the treatment is completed with a finely sculpted replacement tooth known as a crown that is screwed onto the implant by your dentist. The result is a very strong, durable and natural looking replacement tooth that functions and appears just like a real tooth.
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Are dental implants suitable for everyone?
Not all patients with missing teeth automatically qualify for dental implant treatment. There are certain criteria that need to be fulfilled before a person can be considered for the surgical procedure:
- State of your oral health: Your general oral health needs to be in good order for dental implants to be successful. If your remaining teeth and gums suffer from dental ailments such as gum disease, decay or oral infection, they will first need to be treated before implant treatment can commence.
- Bone quantity and quality: For successful implant placement, you would need sufficient quantity and quality of bone to be present in your jaw. If the dentist determines that you lack adequate bone structure to support the implants, he or she may recommend a variety of techniques to increase the bone mass to an acceptable level.
- Oral health maintenance: Your ability to maintain oral health after treatment will also determine the success of your treatment. For the most part, you should treat your implanted teeth the same way you would care for your regular teeth. Your dentist will advise on post-surgery care and ways to maintain your newly placed implants for the long haul.
Is there an age limit on dental implants?
Dental implants can last longer than other teeth replacement methods – including dental bridges and dentures – provided that they are well looked after. By following the post-treatment tips below, you will be able to enjoy healthy and great looking implanted teeth for a long time.
How long does it take?
The procedure length for the placement of a dental implant is dependent on the quality of your jaw bone structure, as well as where your dentist will be placing the implant on your jaw line. Generally, the time frame will be anywhere between a couple of months to over 9 months.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
The teeth that are adjacent to the implant are not removed, damaged or worn down in any way.
A dental Implant is also commonly used to hold and stabilize loose dentures or alternatively they can replace dentures with fixed bridges.
How long will an implant last?
It is extremely hard to predict a how long a dental implant will last. Some of the factors that impact how long a dental implant will last for includes the patients overall oral hygiene, nutrition, their individual anatomy and bone structure, oral hygiene routines and habits, as well as whether or not they consume tobacco.