The dental implant is intended to replace the root of a tooth by imitating it’s natural components, the crown is the visible portion and the root is the part below the gum line. The implant is a screw made of titanium, a biocompatible material which integrates with the bone.
The implant inserted into the bone of the jaws requires a healing period to solidify. Once steady or osteointegrated, tooth replacement structure will be added to restore masticatory function and support.
The advantages of dental implants
Dental implants can replace aesthetically teeth without damaging nearby. This is the most sustainable solution since it does not decay; it is solid and does not clutter your mouth like dentures or partials.
Maintenance of implants
The dental implant must be cleaned daily with floss and special brushes. Regular appointments with your dentist will confirm that they are in good condition and will need to be scaled too.
Who can receive dental implants?
Everybody can receive dental implants after the end of bone growth which occurs around age 16. The patient’s medical condition influences on the appropriate choice and will include additional precautions.
The quantity and quality of bone may require preparatory stages of gum or bone grafting if a deficiency is found.
How to determine your needs
A full review of your current condition is necessary to assess your needs. So if your bone condition has deteriorated in the past it’s good to know all the contributing factors. Your needs are perhaps not directly related to your expectations and it will be very important to discuss the desired result with your dentist that will link between what is possible and what you hope. Sometimes factors limit us, for example if your teeth are very short due to wear it might be that the preparatory treatments such as pins or crowns are needed to provide the space required for implant placement.
Your health may ask you to have some preliminary tests or medication prevention is necessary. It is this scrutiny that will provide you with choices and personalized explanations.
Panoramic radiography commonly made at the dentist provides vague information about the possibility of the introduction of dental implants. It is rather the volumetric cone beam computed tomography (scan 3-D) which enables accurate planning of the implementation of the implants. Not only will we see every bone, sinuses and nerves but powerful software used to plan the final restoration and is a guide for first fully planned surgeries that dramatically decreases the risks of surgery.
Nancy Beaudoin clinical dentistry has a high-end device for the realization of this review while exposing patients to very little radiation compared with a standard examination.
Bone graft surgery
Often patients do not have the necessary bone in sufficient quantity so it’s often a transplant be done before or during implant placement. The bone apposition is a tricky technique that requires specific conditions. Healing usually takes 3 months. Several techniques are available for the development of implantology and these methods are more comfortable for the patient, it is rarely necessary to take the bone from the patient himself which was a source of pain in the past.
The implant placement
The establishment of a dental implant in the bone by the dentist is an operation that requires great precision. A surgical guide created bespoke computer is sometimes necessary when anatomical structures are close to the intervention site. For inserting a dental implant, the gum must be incised to expose the bone, to get a local anesthetic is sufficient. During the surgery the dentist phase will ensure the initial stability of the implant will determine the cure time and techniques to restore the tooth or prosthesis.
The restoration of the tooth on the implant
The placement of the crown, bridge or prosthesis implant is also done by the same dentist who performed your surgery This is a major advantage since the coordination of steps will be combined with your healing stages. Actually imprints of the implant and the adjacent teeth are required for the manufacture of restorative phase here at Dentistry Nancy Beaudoin this step is this computer that offers comfort and accuracy. The aesthetics and function are concerns but since these steps are planned before the start of surgery the results are very satisfactory.
Implant surgery is a reliable procedure that provides very good results in most cases. Unfortunately even in good conditions it is normal that some complications arise.
Your dentist will take the time to explain all the risks and complications can to reassure you and make you sign an informed consent. If any of these complications occur in your case, Dr. Beaudoin keeps her constantly cell to respond to your concerns and see you if necessary.