Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth.
Before the technology of dental implants was developed, dentists relied on bridges, partial, or complete dentures to replace a missing or compromised tooth. Bridges require crowns which may compromise the life of existing teeth that must be altered to accommodate bridges. In many cases, opting for bridges to replace a tooth can lead to accelerated decay and subsequent cavity formation.
An implant consists of a titanium screw that functions as the root of a tooth, the implant abutment (coping that provides support to the new crown), and the implant crown.
The titanium screw, or implant post, is crucial in helping maintain the strength and size of the mouth’s bone structure, which supports the teeth and will be lost or diminished in strength, health and size once a tooth is absent. Implants maintain the health of the existing bone and limit the amount lost over time. Implants can be used to replace multiple teeth (as in a bridge) or to retain or support partial and complete dentures, ensuring the quality of those options for replacement.
Implants function like teeth, can be flossed and brushed like teeth and are not removed. Implant placement is typically a 6-12 month process to ensure Osseo integration, fusion of the implant with surrounding bone. If proper care and hygiene measures are taken, implants can last a lifetime.
Your Perfect Smile IMPLANTOLOGIST is highly trained to manage the most difficult cases where implant made difficult by limited bone availability. Our implant team is determined to give you the three major outcomes of dental implants these are Esthetic, Function, and Preservation.
How to get new teeth in a day?
It is a new procedure where several months of work are condensed into 90 minutes. ‘We have worked out a way in which the patient can have the titanium implant, a metal post and a crown fitted in a single appointment. Patients need to be careful not to bite on the implant for at least two months because it is vulnerable. ‘However, because everything is done in one appointment, we get better aesthetic results.’
A two-year study on 28 patients has found the procedure to have a 96 per cent success rate. One of the biggest advantages of the treatment is that patients avoid wearing temporary dentures which can look unnatural and may loosen and fall out. The One Day implant procedure isn’t suitable for everyone. ‘This technique will work only if the gums are free of infection and there is adequate bone around the socket,’.