Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium screw like structure used to replace the root of the missing tooth. It gives support to the tooth crown. Thus a new artificial tooth can be made, which maintains the natural bite, prevents unnatural tilting and shifting of adjacent and opposing teeth and improves the smile, speech as well as chewing functions.
They reverse the negative impact of missing teeth by preventing bone loss and gum recession.
Implants are now used as routine treatment for an entire range of problems from replacing a single tooth to full oral rehabilitation and even for reliable denture retention.

Implants can be used for :

  • ⇒ Single tooth replacement
  • ⇒ Multiple teeth replacement
  • ⇒ Full mouth rehabilitation

Multiple Teeth Implants : Traditionally, several missing teeth would have been replacedwith a removable denture. Now, dental implants are used tofirmly anchor the dentures to the jawbone. This prevents theslipping, irritation, and pain associated with removable partialsand dentures. This also prevents the tedious removal ofdentures for overnight soaking and cleaning; and eliminatesthe need for dental adhesives.Implant-supported dentures feel much more like natural teethand allow you to enjoy eating the foods you previously avoided.When you chew, the natural tooth roots and implant postsstimulate the jawbone and prevent it from shrinking. Dentalimplants help prevent bone loss and help preserve your jawboneand its appearance.

Why Dental Implants are often the best solution : While fixed bridges and removable dentures have their place, they are not always the best solution. Removable dentures may slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds while eating or speaking. Of even greater concern, fixed bridges often require the partial cutting of adjacent healthy teeth, and removable dentures may lead to bone loss in the area where the tooth or teeth are missing. Recurrent decay, periodontal (gum) disease and other factors often doom fixed bridgework to early failure. For these reasons, fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need to be replaced every 7 to 15 years, compared to an average 25-year life span for dental implants.

Sinus Lift

The key to implant success is having sufficient jawbone to secure the implant. Grafting of the maxillary sinus provides higher success rates of implant placements in the upper back tooth area where historically insufficient bone quantity and close proximity to the sinus have led to failed implant placements. The sinus lift is a procedure performed in accordance with dental implants placements where the the sinus floor is raised and bone is placed into the sinus cavity. At that time, dental implants can be placed and the bone can heal.