Role of Dental Implant
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root which is placed into your jaw to support a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental Implants are the best solution for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an accident, or some other reason.
The benefits of dental implants can’t be ignored. Dental implant is simply the most effective way to preserve your smile. It simply changes your whole life, and here is why.
- Dental implants are permanent.
- Dental implants preserve and protect your healthy bone and surrounding teeth also.
- Dental implants look like natural.
- Dental implants are most effective and an immediate solution.
In this procedure, your dentist, your Periodontist and you are regularly involved. Your Periodontist and dentist will examine you properly to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Your Periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs according to your specific condition and the type of implant chosen.
- Replacing a Single Tooth: When a single tooth is missing then one implant and a crown can replace it.
- Replacing Several Teeth: When several teeth are missing then implant-supported bridges can replace them.
- Replacing all of Your Teeth: When all of your teeth are missing then an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.
- Sinus Augmentation: The success of the implant depends on the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. Because of insufficient bone quantity and quality and the closeness to the sinus, the upper back jaw has considered the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants. But sinus augmentation helps to correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
- Ridge Modification: Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can cause the problem of inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct this problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect and then defect is filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification helps to increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.
USE OF ANESTHESIA IN DENTAL IMPLANT
Local Anesthesia is needed if your implant placement involves just one or two teeth. But a conscious sedation or general Anesthesia needed when multiple dental implants are required to get guaranteeing maximum comfort.
TAKE CARE AFTER DENTAL IMPLANT
Your Periodontist will work closely with you and your dentist after treatment to develop the best care plan for you. You have to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy by regularly check-up, follow-up and visits with your dentist.
HOME-CARE GUIDELINES FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
- Brush your teeth twice in a day with low-abrasive dentifrice.
- Floss with dental tape (mesial/distal and facial/lingual) in shoe shine motion or use a water flosser one or two times daily.
- If recommended, use inter dental brush, rubber tip, soft picks, and/or water irrigation unit one to two times daily.