A dental implant is a fixture which is placed surgically into the bone of the jaw or skull to support a crown, bridge or denture. The most commonly used material in an implant is titanium which is most bio-compatible. Usually an abutment is placed over the jaw bone over which the implant is placed.
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Single-tooth implants can be used in people who are missing one or more teeth.An implant is surgically placed in an opening that is made by your dentist in the jawbone. After the implant integrates (attaches) to your bone, it acts as a new "root" for the crown that will be replacing your missing tooth. A crown (cap), which is made to look like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth. For this procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw, and the bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone, bone may need to be added with a procedure called bone augmentation. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be placed must be in good health.
Before any work is done, you will visit our Implantologist who has had advanced training in the placement and restoration of implants will do a comprehensive examination. During the exam, he or she will review your medical and dental history, take X-rays, and create impressions of your teeth and gums so that models can be made. In some cases, the dentist also may order a computerized tomography (CT) scan of your mouth. This scan will help your dentist determine how much jawbone is available to hold the implants in place, and will show the location of structures such as nerves and sinuses (located above your upper teeth) so they can be avoided during surgery.
Second Visit and placement of healing collar
Once the implants have become fused with the bone, you can schedule the second appointment. Your dentist will confirm whether the implant is ready by taking an X-ray. A collar, called a healing abutment (collar), is placed on the head of the implant , after it is exposed. This encourages the gums to heal correctly. Then a temporary crown is placed on it. The softer material of the temporary crown helps to cushion and protect the implant from the pressure of chewing, and gives the jawbone the opportunity to gradually get stronger.
Third Visit and placement of the crown
While you are wearing your temporary crown, the permanent crown will be made. The crown can be created from a model of your teeth and gums that includes the implant or the abutment. The crown can be either cemented or screwed to the abutment on your final visit.
What Is It ?
An implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases, when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the jawbone for each missing tooth. Then the crowns are connected to each other to form one piece.
When Is This Used?
An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing. It also may be used when your dentist is concerned that you might put too much pressure on individual implants that are not connected to each other.
What Is It?
How Does It Work?
There are two types of implant-supported dentures:
In both cases, the denture is made of an acrylic base, that looks like the gums. Porcelain or acrylic teeth that look like natural teeth are attached to the base. Bar-retained dentures - A thin metal bar that follows the curve of your jaw is attached to two to five implants that have been placed in your jawbone. Ball-retained dentures (stud-attachment dentures) - Each implant in the jawbone holds a metal attachment that fits into another attachment on the denture. In most cases, the attachments on the implants are ball-shaped ("male" attachments), and they fit into sockets ("female" attachments) on the denture.
What Can You Expect from an Implant-Supported Denture?
Your implant-supported denture will be more stable than a regular denture. You will find it easier to speak and you won't have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth.
You generally will be able to eat foods you could not eat before. If you have an implant-supported denture in your upper jaw, it can be made to cover less of your palate (roof of your mouth) than a regular denture because the implants are holding it in place instead of the suction created between the full denture and the palate. The use of Dental Implants to replace missing teeth is an excellent decision routinely recommended by dentists, since this is helpful in maintaining oral health and appearance. They help prevent bone loss caused by a missing tooth root and do not require the adjacent teeth to be ground down.