Dental Implants can be used to:
1. Replace a Single Tooth-
A single missing tooth can be
2. Replace Multiple Teeth-
Multiple missing teeth can be
3. Full Mouth Rehabilitation-
If a patient has all the teeth missing; they can be replaced using implant-supported bridges/dentures.
Dental Implants can be classified into TWO TYPES depending upon the procedure involved:
1. Single Stage Implants.
2. Two Stage Implants.
What are SINGLE STAGE/SINGLE SITTING IMPLANTS-
In this procedure, the implant fixture is placed such that the prosthetic part of the implant extends into the oral cavity. These implants are usually stabilised immediately to avoid the action of excessive loading forces on the implant during healing phase. There are three parts to the procedure that our IMPLANT TEAM considers in making this treatment successful.
1. Removal of the existing tooth or root;
2. Simultaneous placement of the implant, which will become the
3. Placement of a crown, which will become the part of the new root part of the new tooth; tooth you see in your mouth that sits atop and connects to the implant.
WHAT ARE TWO STAGE IMPLANTS-
In this procedure, a multi-component implant system is used. In the first stage, the implant body is seated in the bone and completely covered with muco-periosteal flaps. The fixture under the flap is allowed to merge with bone. The second stage is done after 6-8 weeks after the first surgery, where the implant fixture is uncovered so that the prosthetic component can be placed over the implant.
There are three parts to the procedure that our IMPLANT TEAM considers in making this treatment successful.
1. Removal of the existing tooth or root;
2. Placement of the implant; which will become the root part of
3. Placement of a crown, after a waiting period of 8-10 weeks; the new tooth; which will become the part of the new tooth you see in your mouth that sits atop and connects to the implant.
There are a number of issues and steps to consider during Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for an Implant.
1. First of all, it is quite critical that your broken tooth is removed very carefully so that the tooth socket — the bone that supports the tooth — is not damaged. It will become the receptor site for the dental implant. If any bone from the walls of the socket is damaged or lost, it could lead to unsightly gum recession or the possibility of having to end the procedure
rather than risk a poor result.
2. Secondly, it is critical to place the implant so that it is stable and in the bone. The bone around an implant heals by fusing to the implant’s specialized titanium surface by a process called osseointegration (“Osseo” – bone; “integrate” – fusion with). The tooth socket of an upper front tooth is cone-shaped, and generally the only way to stabilize an implant is to penetrate the apex (pointed end) of the socket and affix it to the bone in this area. When the implant is properly and carefully placed, the bone will grow, traversing the remaining gap, and heal by fusing to the implant. Choosing the right-sized implant for this situation and making sure that it is placed in exactly the right position are both critical to success.
3. The type of Bone present in the Maxilla and Mandible (jaws) also plays an important role in determining if a Single Stage Implant can be placed. The type of alveolar bone present can be classified broadly into four types:
Type I (D1) – Homogenous Cortical Bone –
Found in anterior region of mandible (lower jaw) with moderate to severe resorption – has the best strength (100%).
Type II (D2) – Thick Cortical Bone with Marrow Cavity
Found in anterior region of mandible followed by posterior region of mandible – has 40-60% strength as compared to type I.
Type III (D3)-Thin Cortical Bone with Dense
Trabecular Bone – found in anterior region of maxilla (upper jaw) – has 50% less strength than type II.
Type IV (D4) – Very Thin Cortical Bone with Low
Density Trabecular Bone of poor strength – has the least bone strength. Single Sitting Implants can usually be placed in type I and type II categories of bone. Two stage Implants can be placed in type I, type II and type III categories of bone.
4. Position of the implant is also important in order to allow a crown to be attached to it so that it will look lifelike, and will provide a proper shape and template around which gum tissues can heal without shrinking. The implant must be placed so that it is placed exactly the right amount beneath the gum tissues and below the surface of the bone for proper emergence of the crown through the gum tissues so that it will look like a perfectly natural tooth.
5. The crown will be attached to the implant in one of two ways: either directly, or indirectly via an abutment (an intermediary part to which the crown is cemented). The abutment can also be used to create a change of angulation (position) for the crown to emerge through the gum tissue with a more natural appearance. In order to keep the immediately placed implant very stable, it is critical that the newly attached temporary crown is free from biting forces, which could displace the implant. Even micro-movement during the first two months of placement can result in non-fusion and failure of the implant to attach to the surrounding bone. The crown is usually provisional in nature and made of a composite resin, which can easily be altered or modified to ensure that it is both functional and cosmetic. Once the implant is fully fused and integrated with the bone, the temporary crown can be removed and replaced with a permanent one.
6. A few medical conditions like Severe Diabetes and Periodontitis (oral condition which causes severe bone loss) are a few contra-indications for implant surgeries. Also Smoking is a contra-indication for placement of dental implants.
Let our IMPLANTOLOGIST decide if you are an ideal candidate for Single Sitting Implants.
WHY IMPLANTS AT DENTECH?
1. At DENTECH, we believe that ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS is the BEST TOOL for devising the PERFECT TREATMENT PLAN which is why we use diagnostic devices like the OPG (Full Mouth X ray) and RVG (Digital Radiograph). We realise that every patient is different. Hence, we have a TEAM of Experienced Implantologists who can provide you the best diagnosis and treatment plan, specially designed to suit your needs.
2. At DENTECH, we use an ORAL SCANNER to scan the Implant Abutments and CAD-CAM technology to fabricate the IMPLANT PROSTHESIS (crowns and bridges).
3. AN IN-HOUSE LAB ensures Quality Control as well as Precision of the prosthesis.
4. A dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth.
5. Dental implants are a long-term solution- While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
6. A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile.
7. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants preserve and stimulate natural bone, actually helping to prevent bone loss.
8. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants.
9. Cavities can’t occur in an implant-restored crown, or replacement tooth; however, you will need to visit your dentist as scheduled and clean and care for it and your gums and mouth every day, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth.