Dental Implants have completely transformed dentistry on the replacement of missing teeth. In today’s modern dentistry and with advancement in technology the outcomes of dental implants have significantly improved and the success rate is 98%.
A dental implant is an artificial, surgical device that is placed in the jaw bone. The implant device is allowed to fuse with the jaw bone ( over a few months) and the replacement crown or bridge is placed over the artificial tooth root. These dental implants are the closest devices that mimics natural teeth. Most dental implants are made up of titanium that allows the implant to fuse well with the jaw bone ( osseointegration).
If you are missing all of your teeth then an implant- supported bridge or an implant- supported full denture can replace your missing teeth. The advantage of full- mouth dental implants are:
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Implants are a long term solution for your teeth replacement and can last up to 25 years. The key factor for success of implants is to maintain good oral hygiene practice involving the replaced teeth and surrounding gums.
From the initial placement of the implant to the final placement of the prosthesis- the treatment duration can vary from 3-6 months depending on the number of implants placed and the bone strength. However the entire process can be completed in one day if the patient had adequate bone structure.
There isn’t any room for food to get trapped under the implant. Food can get collected around the replaced tooth and gums of the implant restorations. Dental implants must be cleaned regularly just like our natural teeth. Implant- supported restorations have to be cleaned around the implants and beneath the span of the restoration.
Once the implant is placed, it will take 2-3 months before the final prosthesis is inserted ( this is to allow good healing time). During this period a temporary tooth is fabricated and placed over the implant.