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dental implant vs natural tooth

Natural Tooth & Dental Implants

Natural tooth has two parts one which you can see is known as Crown and one which is anchoring into the bone is root. Natural teeth on the back can have multiple roots. A dental implant is a wood-screw like post usually made up of titanium(metallic) or Zirconium(tooth colored) equivalent to the natural tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement single crown or  multiple bridges. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to decay, gum disease, an injury to tooth/jaw, or some other reason.

Types of Dental Implants

Endosteal implant

Endosteal (in the bone)

Most commonly used screw shaped cylindrical or tapered design implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant can hold one or more artificial teeth depending upon the number of teeth to be replaced. Used as a more conservative alternative to bridges or Partial removable dentures.

Over dentures

Over dentures

If one has no teeth, then 2-4 implants can be used to hold your existing or newly made dentures in place so that dentures don’t come out of mouth or loosen up while eating, drinking or talking. They have two parts one on the implant visible in your mouth and another on the under-surface of denture similar to a set of press studs or snap fasteners. Dentures are seated on the top of these posts visible in mouth protruding through the gum to hold them in place. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures or have frequent complaints of loosening of dentures or those who cant afford full fixed prosthesis due to financial constraints.

Full fixed implant prosthesis

Full fixed implant prosthesis

Cases where all teeth are missing or a significant number of teeth are missing or in one jaw 6-8 implants can be used in each jaw to hold a fully fixed kind of artificial teeth. These cant be taken out from the mouth unlike dentures. It requires patient to have good quality and amount of bone present in each jaw to hold the implants in place. These are done for patients who want completely fixed teeth like the natural teeth without the need to remove them on their own like dentures.

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is a non-smoker who has adequate amount and good quality of bone present in the jaw needed to support the implant with good oral and overall general health. You should have healthy gums and surrounding tissues that are free of decay, wear, gum disease, swelling or any other condition that can lead to failure of implants. Even if you are having any of these issues, you should not worry because implants would be placed only after these problems are well taken care of.

Dental implant placement is an interdisciplinary procedure in which best results can be achieved with the help of dental surgeon, gum specialists and replacement specialists ie. Prosthodontists. Not only do Prosthodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge & training about where the artificial tooth would lie and look best in your mouth as you are not going to chew with your implant but with your tooth. It’s the tooth over the implant which would be visible to you so the correct position of your artificial tooth is more crucial than the position of implant. The whole team will work together to make your dreams of having teeth that look and feel just like your own come true.

Dental Implant Stages & Steps

Dental implant procedure

This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and your prosthodontist. Your prosthodontist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your special individual condition and the type of implant chosen, your prosthodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

  • Replacing a Single Tooth If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.
  • Replacing Several Teeth If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
  • Replacing All of Your Teeth If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.
  • Sinus Augmentation A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help 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 leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.

Dental Implant Brands & Costs

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At Center for Dental Implants & Esthetics we deal in all major dental implant brands. Please see herr a list of dental implant brands and their costs. 

Care after dental implant surgery

Dental implant procedure

After surgery it takes nearly 2-4 hours for the effect of local anesthesia to wear off. You will have to eat or drink something cold/chilled like ice-cream, juice or yogurt after about 45 minutes of the procedure. Try not to bite your cheeks as you won’t feel anything for some time. You should apply ice packs over the area from outside for the first 24 hours. After 24 hours your should to do warm saline rinses (not too vigorously) with a pinch of salt in the lukewarm water at least 4-5 times for a minimum of 5 days. 

It is also advised not to take hot or hard food or tea coffee for 24 hours, you should take soft food like dal(lentils), rice or Porridge etc. You are also advised to continue taking medications as instructed and review after a gap of 7-10days for suture removal. Crown can be placed at the time of first stage surgery or later on once implants are fused to the bone according to the treatment plan decided for you.

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Long Term Dental Implant Care

As you know, your own teeth require conscious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply!

After treatment, your prosthodontist will work closely with you and your dentist to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.

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