Implant Dentistry
      A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge.
      The most widely accepted and successful implant today is the Osseo integrated implant, based on the discovery that the titanium Implants can be successfully fused into the bone forming a structural and functional connection between the living bone and the implant.
      The Osseo integrated implant to the bone later receives an abutment and a crown for it to be in full function.


 What Dental Implants can do?
  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting the adjacent teeth.
  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture (Implant Supported Bridge)
Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable (Conventional Implant Supported Denture or Mini Implants Supported Denture).

Advantages of dental Implants
  • Prevents Bone loss :Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures.
  • No Tooth support :Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health! 
  • Durable :The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
  • Comfort :Implant supported dentures eliminates irritation and painful gums. Improves your speech by eliminating or reducing the "fullness" of full or partial dentures.
  • Better mastication : With Dental implants, patients can bite with forces close to that of natural tooth and have better chewing efficiency.

Implant placement timing

There are different timing to place dental implants after tooth extraction. The approaches are:  

  1. Immediate implant placement
    Implants are placed immediately after the tooth is extracted, the tooth should not have any pre-existing pathologies like abscess.

  2. Early implant placement
    Implants are placed immediately after the tooth is extracted, the tooth should not have any pre-existing pathologies like abscess.

  3. Late implant placement
    Implants are placed 3 months or more after tooth extraction. The bone and soft tissue may be inadequate and hence advanced procedures like augmentation may be necessary.
          The placement of the Implant in the bone leads to the osseointegration of the implant to the bone followed by the second stage where the implant receives an abutment and a crown.

    Immediate Function Implants       
    The usual protocol for Implant placement is, first the Implant is placed in the bone and allowed for the osseointegration to occur for close to 3 months and then the abutment and crown is fixed for it to function as a tooth.      
                      Today the implant procedure may be performed with a tooth crown in place directly after implant placement or within few days, meaning that you can eat and smile directly after the treatment.      
                            The implant is machined from a single piece of titanium, incorporating both implant body and an integral fixed abutment.      
    The procedure is easy and very efficient: in one appointment is not only surgery performed but a provisional crown is also in place. Patient discomfort is much reduced due to the less invasive procedure.      
                            These immediate function implants not only prevent potential bone loss, but also provide an immediate esthetic restoration and function.


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