One need implant when there is a front tooth missing and do not desire to wear a denture or bridging the teeth may not be a great option considering better aesthetics or phonetics. While one is missing teeth at the back and unable to chew, implants help to restore the function.
If one has a denture and do not wish to continue wearing the denture as it does not have a good fit or does not feel very secure, one could have implant retained crowns or implant retained bridges or an implant retained dentures.
A dental implant is a small titanium post, used as an artificial replacement for missing teeth. The implant is placed into the jaw bone and can be used to support one or more crowns, bridges or dentures.
Where more augmentation is required we can undertake autogenously grafts in the form of intra-oral block grants and sinus lifts. These can on occasion be performed at the same time as implant placement, but may require six months healing and bone maturation prior to implant placement.
A thorough assessment and proper careful planning is done before initiating the implant procedure. It helps to determine the positioning of anatomy, and assess one levels, density and shape. With the help of radiographs, all the information required will be provided.
The implant is placed under local anesthetic alone. If the treatment requires several implants with a lengthy procedure, sedation IV will be a good option to consider. It means one will be conscious but will have no recollection of the procedure.
They are so natural looking. One will not even realize that one has the false tooth in a mouth. It will not affect the functions such as chewing or while speaking as it functions like a natural tooth. They last long in comparison to other alternatives such as bridges or dentures. There is no reliance on the adjacent teeth for retention. as in their alternative bridges. The bone loss rate comes down and one can easily clean them than the alternatives.