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What are dental implants?

 

Dental implants replace missing roots, and can support dental restorations that look and feel just like your own. You will be able to eat and drink whatever you like without the inconveniences of removable dentures, partials or missing teeth.

 

On the other hand, in cases where no implant is placed, bone resorption may lead to ill-fitting dentures which don’t provide a comfortable or effective solution for the patient.

 

 

Dental Implants FAQs

HOW ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS USED TO REPLACE A SINGLE TOOTH?

 

If you need to replace just one tooth, an implant may be a more effective alternative to traditional bridge work.

 

A standard bridge requires cutting down adjacent teeth to support it. The supporting teeth become more susceptible to caries, and may eventually be lost too.

 

A dental implant not only preserves bone and gum tissues but also avoids cutting down neighboring teeth, allowing their longer and healthier life span.

 

 

HOW ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS USED TO REPLACE MULTIPLE TEETH WITH A FIXED BRIDGE?

 

When a few adjacent teeth are missing or badly damaged, multiple dental implants may be placed to support a dental bridge.

 

This advantageous alternative avoids the hassle involved with the use of partial removable dentures. It makes the use of metallic clasps unnecessary, resulting in better esthetics, and causes no harm to adjacent teeth.

 

The result is a more convenient, fixed, esthetic solution that enhances quality of life while keeping your teeth healthy.

 

 

HOW ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS USED FOR A REMOVABLE RESTORATION OF A COMPLETELY EDENTULOUS JAW?

 

Patients with a completely edentulous jaw can now avoid the hassle associated with removable dentures, through the use of full removable overdentures.

 

Supported by four or more implants, an over-denture will provide a simple and retentive solutions for those who wish to improve their chewing ability and enjoy a better quality of life.

 

 

ARE THERE ANY RISKS INVOLVED?

 

Dentists have been placing implants for well over half a century. There have been great strides in the field, ensuring predictability, patient comfort and safety, as well as a successful outcome, including getting back that smile you might have lost.

 

As with any surgical procedure, health risks exist, yet are specific to each patient, their medical background and the complexity of the procedure that was chosen.

 

It is always necessary to provide your doctor with a complete medical history and consider any other lifestyle or hygiene issues which may affect the treatment.

 

 

HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY IMPLANTS AFTER THEY ARE PLACED?

 

It is very important to maintain good hygiene after implant placement. This should include taking care of your gums as well. Healthy gums and mouth environment promote healing and a stronger bond between placed implant and surrounding bone.

 

Ask your dentist about best-practices for maintaining good health of your implants and surrounding gums and teeth.

 

 

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN THIS FIELD AND HOW DO THEY BENEFIT MY IMPLANT PLACEMENT?

 

Guided surgery provides the dentist with a custom, pre-planned digital 3D surgical template which guides the doctor during implant placement surgery to the desired drilling angle and depth.

 

Having everything digitally-planned ahead of surgery makes it possible to produce a provisional restoration which lets you leave the doctor’s office with a full smile immediately after implant placement. This saves you time in the dentist’s office and makes the procedure more accurate, safe, and convenient.

 

 

HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE, FROM START TO FINISH?

 

Implant placement is usually a relatively short procedure, done under local anesthesia. Immediately after implant placement is performed, the bonding (osseointegration) of implant to bone begins, and healing takes place. This takes approximately 6-8 weeks. Once this process is complete, fitting for prosthetic restoration may begin. The entire procedure may take as little as 6 months or up to 1 year.  

 

In cases where the patient is a suitable candidate for immediate loading procedures, placing an implant and fitting it with a temporary restoration may even be done during the same visit.

 

 

Please contact your dentist for more information, or any concerns regarding your case and procedure.

Bone Grafting FAQs

WHAT IS BONE GRAFTING AND WHEN IS IT NECESSARY?

 

Bone grafting is an in-office, minor dental surgical procedure. Bone grafting procedures are performed to maintain bone levels and/or stimulate the growth of new bone where more bone is required. In this simple procedure, an incision will be made in the gums, a sterile bone substitute material will be implanted, and then the incision will be closed using sutures. Over the course of a prescribed time (usually several months) the patient’s body will heal the surgical site and deposit new bone around and through the implanted material.

 

These important procedures help doctors by maintaining bone volume or growing more bone in order to prepare a tooth site for dental implant placement. If left ungrafted, bone may resorb (breakdown) over time resulting in esthetic issues, delays, and/or a site where a dental implant can’t be placed.

 

 

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR BONE SUBSTITUTES?

 

Besides using the patient’s own bone as a graft (autograft), which requires an additional surgical procedure, there are several different bone substitutes available. These include bone from human donor origin (allograft), animal origin (xenograft) or synthetic materials (alloplast). All bone substitutes are screened, processed, and sterilized to ensure all harmful biologic agents are removed.

 

 

HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY?

 

Bone grafting is performed in your dental clinic and may take between 45 and 90 minutes. The initial recovery will take about two weeks, however, you will need to wait between 3-6 months for new, solid bone to regenerate. In some complicated cases which involve sinus lifting or a very severe bone deficiency, this could take longer.

 

 

WHAT IS A STANDARD BONE GRAFTING PROCEDURE?

 

At time of extraction, your doctor will place grafting material to fill the socket and close it so it can heal.

 

When the extraction site is healed your doctor will have the necessary area to place your dental implant in the best possible location.

 

 

Please contact your dentist for more information, or any concerns regarding your case and procedure.

Implant-Supported Prosthetics (Overdentures)

THE FREEDOM OF IMPLANT-SUPPORTED PROSTHETICS

 

Removable dentures may be a hassle for many patients for a number of reasons. Dentures can be uncomfortably tight or loose, they may be difficult to talk or chew with, and can present a challenge for many patients. These factors can have a great impact on patients' quality of life and self confidence.  

 

Dental implants are an effective solution for the restoration of a completely toothless jaw. Placing four or more implants as a base supporting a removable restoration is the ultimate solution for those who wish to improve comfort, speech, chewing, and quality of life. 

 

 

BENEFITS OF IMPLANT SUPPORTED PROSTHETICS

  • Avoids discomfort of traditional removable dentures
  • Greatly improves speech, leading to higher confidence
  • Easier to maintain good oral hygiene
  • Greatly improves chewing
  • Eliminates the use of denture adhesives
  • Less doctor visits are necessary

 

IMPLANT PLACEMENT INCLUDING ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

Implants are placed into the patient’s bone. After an appropriate healing period, prosthetic components are assembled.

 

 

PROSTHETIC PREPARATION

The prosthetic is prepared, and retention is adjusted using plastic caps according to the placed implants. These caps need to be replaced by the dentist twice a year on average, during a short visit. 

 

 

DELIVERY OF PROSTHESIS

Final adjustments are made to provide optimal comfort and retention for the patient.

 

 

Please contact your dentist for more information, or any concerns regarding your case and procedure.