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by Dr. Shibli Syed on 02-04-2020

What are Dental Implants? This question arrived in many of our patient’s minds. Dental Implant is an Artificial Teeth that are placed permanently as a place where your teeth are missing. This Artificial tooth looks like natural teeth also work like natural teeth.

The dental implant is one of the best inventions in the dentistry industry. This procedure is painless and gives you a beautiful smile that lasts a lifelong. This Dental Treatment was usually is done by an experienced and professional dentist. Dental Implant is one of the safest and successful cosmetic practices.

 

There are 3 main parts of dental implants: the implant, the abutment, and the arch (or crown).

IMPLANT

The implant is a screw made by titanium that’s inserted into the bone where teeth are missing. The bone fuses with the implant through a natural process known as osseointegration.

ABUTMENT

The abutment is a connector that fastens the prosthetic teeth to the implant. A small screw runs through the prosthesis and into the abutment to keep it tight. Abutments are often angled to allow for correct placement of the prosthesis onto a slanted implant.

ARCH OR SINGLE CROWN

Also known as the “tooth” or “prosthesis”, the crown should be designed to appear and be as strong as natural teeth. The best prosthesis is designed in a lab and custom to fit for each patient. Prosthetic teeth designed for dental implants can be for a single tooth or a full set of teeth, known as a “full arch.”

 

WHY DO PEOPLE NEED DENTAL IMPLANTS?

 

  1. To Replace Missing Teeth: Many Patients come to our clinic and told many reasons for tooth loss. Some of these reasons include decay, Gum (Periodontal) disease, Anodontia, medications, chemotherapy, drugs, or injury. Many patients want to replace missing or decaying teeth with dental implants.

  • For eating: To believe we need energy and that will get from food which is we have in daily life. So to bite and chew that food we need teeth, dental implants often restore 80-100% of a patient’s original bite strength after the healing period.

  • For self-confidence: Those with lacking or unsightly teeth often face the anxiety of social situations, and experience greater isolation as a result. Strong and natural-looking teeth often help a person regain the confidence to socialize.

 

       2. To reinforce the structure of the jawbone:  When a tooth is lost, the integrity of the jawbone underneath it is compromised. That’s why nearby teeth begin slowly drift. Due to this structure of the face 

 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANT CASES?

1. CONVENTIONAL:

In standard cases, Dental implants are inserted in jawbones. Conventional dental implants can be a single tooth, bridge, or a full arch.

  • Single: Whenever only one tooth is lost then this implant procedure is used to replace that missing tooth.
  • Bridge: Whenever you losses multiple teeth’s bridge can be useful to you. A bridge can be supported by implants or healthy teeth at each end.
  • Full Arch: In many cases, a patient will choose to have a full set of upper or lower teeth replaced with what is known as a “Full Arch.” Arches are full sets of prosthetic teeth fixed onto 4 or more implants.

 

2. ZYGOMATIC:

In cases of severe bone loss, Zygomatic dental implants will be embedded into the cheekbone (Zygoma). Zygomatic implants are only different from conventional implants in the method of embedding and the length of the implant. This method is used to replace the teeth in the upper jaw.

 

WHAT IS “ALL ON 4?”

“All on 4” is the same as full arch dental implant treatment. The “4” represents the 4 implants that are placed in jawbones. Our Dental surgeon has used 4 implants per arch to place in jawbones. That’s why we called it “All on X” Dental implant.

 

HOW ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS PLACED? 

The dentist takes 3D images of patient teeth and bone structure by using CT-Scan. Then Dental specialist discusses treatment plans and told to patients.

During the dental implant procedure, all remaining teeth are pulled to make way for the implants. This could be one tooth if the patient is receiving a single implant, or all upper or lower teeth if the patient is receiving a full arch procedure.

Single Implant: If the bone or gum tissue where the implant will place is infected, they first have to remove that infection. Then New bone may be grafted until sufficient thickness and density are achieved. Bone grafting in the lower arch usually requires 2-3 months and in the upper arch may need 5-6 months. As soon as the bone is ready dental surgeon placed the implants.

Full Arch: If you have an infection in teeth then the surgeon first removes the infection, smooths the bone around the area where the implants in place. Then Implants are surgically inserted into jawbones. Finally, the abutments and prosthetic teeth are tightened onto the implants. Many full arch procedures can be done in one day.

 

HOW LONG DOES A FULL MOUTH DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE TAKE?

One day. Whenever implants treatment is taking place dental specialists first check there is enough space to place implants. As jaw bone confirmed as have enough dense and thickness, the implants can be placed, this procedure is done only at fully equipped dental implants center.

If a surgeon is skilled in the Zygomatic implant technique, and a patient with bone loss is seeking an upper arch of teeth, the bone grafting process may be unnecessary. In these cases, the process can be shortened from months to just one day.

Although a new smile can be given in one day, a period of about half a year is then needed for the osseointegration process (the natural process of the bone fusing with the implants) to mature. Acrylic prosthetic teeth will be attached to the dental implants until osseointegration is complete, and then the permanent teeth will be placed.

 

IS DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY PAINFUL?

Since you’re asleep under general anesthesia you will feel no pain during the dental implant procedure. At the end of the procedure, while you’re still asleep, the surgeon will numb your mouth with long-lasting pain medicine that prevents discomfort for several hours after you wake up. You will also be given prescription pain medicine for use at home, though most patients report not needing them.

 

WHAT CAN I EAT AFTER DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY?

After Dental implants treatment, an implant recipient will be put on a soft diet to allow the implant healing process to mature. A soft diet can include the following foods:

  • Soft fruits and vegetables
  • Tofu
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Soups with small pieces of meat
  • Soft bread, pancakes, waffles, muffins
  • Rice and pasta
  • Yogurt and ice cream
  • Generally, anything that can be easily cut with a fork

The Food which required force to bite, such as apple, cause to much pressure on implants in the healing process.

Also, food like popcorn has small pieces that increase the risk of getting stuck in implants and causes infection.

 

HOW LONG AFTER DENTAL IMPLANTS CAN I EAT NORMALLY?

Usually, Dental implants required 6 months of time period toa normal diet. After 6 months time period implant is properly fused into the jaw bone and ready to work like natural teeth.

 

HOW SUCCESSFUL ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implants are really successful treatment it has a 98% success ratio. It depends on the material that is used for an implant, surgeons' experience, Implant placement location, and how we maintain it.

Dental implants are rarely failing but poor care, the accidental blow to the face can disturb the implant's healing.

 

HOW DO IMPLANTS STAY TIGHT?

Dental Implants usually required months of a time period to fused properly into jawbones. This also called the healing period. As implants fuse with jawbones them they work like natural teeth.

 

HOW LONG DO DENTAL IMPLANTS LAST?

The dental implant is a long-lasting process, this treatment is different than the crown, partials or other types of common dental treatments.


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