What is Implants Dentistry?
Implants Dentistry is a small screw the size of a natural tooth root made of titanium and surgically placed in the jawbone.
The implant supports a prosthetic crown, a bridge, or a denture to replace lost teeth.
What is Implants Dentistry?
Dental Implant is a method invented by a Swedish orthodontist in 1952. This is considered the most superior method of replacing lost teeth in dentistry.
Implants are surgically placed in place in the jawbone. After a few months, it will bond with your natural bone and replace the lost root and an abutment for the crown or replacement bridge above.
Pros and cons of Implants Dentistry
Advantages of Dental Implants
Complete restoration of lost teeth
Prevent bone loss, gum recession
Usually, when bone loss for a long time makes the jawbone area at the root of the tooth empty, leading to the jawbone gradually disappearing. This is very dangerous for oral health. The implant method can completely prevent bone loss because the real tooth root is replaced by a titanium post. This is considered an outstanding advantage of implants that other forms cannot do.
It does not affect other teeth.
With the restoration method with a porcelain bridge, you will need to grind two adjacent teeth to make a pillar for the porcelain bridge to go up. This causes complications for the teeth to be ground, such as making the teeth more sensitive, susceptible to sensitivity, tooth decay, etc. And the implant method completely overcomes this. It does not affect any teeth; all operations are performed only on the missing teeth so that the adjacent teeth can be preserved intact.
Durable, long life, chewing like natural teeth
Dental implants’ outstanding advantages are that they are durable and can withstand chewing forces, just like natural teeth. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Besides, after implanting, customers feel like eating and chewing like natural teeth, comfortable without feeling uncomfortable.
Disadvantages of Implants Dentistry
Besides the significant advantages, dental implants still have many disadvantages, such as:
Not suitable for children under 16 years old
Patients under 16 years of age should not have dental implants because, at this time, the jawbone has not yet developed, the implant may be buried, and the bone density is still low, so if the implant is inserted, it will not be firm enough.
Prolonged treatment time
The dental implant method has a relatively long treatment time, up to 6 months. Although there is now an instant implant method, this method can only be used by some patients. Therefore, the disadvantage of implants is that the treatment process is more complicated and time-consuming than other methods.
Not suitable for everyone
Not everyone can get dental implants, and treatment with this method often requires additional treatments such as sinus lift and bone grafting. Implants also need the patient to cooperate and follow the doctor’s instructions for the best results.
Cases where dental implants should be placed
Dental implants are a method that can be performed at any position in the teeth. This is a safe method to help restore teeth and gums effectively, ensuring aesthetics and chewing health.
Cases, where dental implants can be applied, include:
- Missing a natural tooth
- You have one or more missing teeth on your teeth
- The upper teeth are too weak to support the bridge
- Both the old teeth have lost their function and need to be restored. New teeth
- The patient had previously had dentures but had been damaged
Things to know before getting Implants Dentistry
Full jaw CT scan
Customers will have a CT scan of the whole jaw to know the condition of the entire jawbone and the area of their tooth loss. Based on the radiograph, the doctor will have the most accurate treatment plan for placing the implant. For patients who have lost their teeth for a long time and have had severe bone loss, the doctor will appoint a sinus lift and bone graft to help the implant placement process more smoothly.
Dental checkup, general health check
According to doctors, the patient’s oral health must be healthy for dental implants to be most effective. Therefore, the doctor needs to carefully check whether the person going to the implant needs to treat other oral problems before placing the implant.
In addition, the doctor will carefully review the patient’s medical history to ensure maximum patient safety. Accordingly, the patient will need to be in good mental and physical health, not suffering from diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, alcoholism, drugs, or radiation therapy in the jawbone area, depending on the severity of the client’s health to decide whether to place the implant or not.
To ensure the safety of customers’ protection, who will measure blood pressure before implantation? In case the customer has high blood pressure will have the most appropriate control plan.
Many people are stressed and anxious, which affects their blood pressure. Therefore, to have the most favorable dental implant surgery, right from the time of the visit, the doctor must comfort and motivate the customer to reduce unnecessary stress.
Who must carefully prepare the technique and procedure of Implant implantation according to international standards to ensure the quality and results of implantation later?
Step 1: Examination and consultation
The doctor will examine and tell you how your oral health is and advise solutions to fix or solve your current condition.
Step 2: Take a CT scan and analyze the current oral condition
After taking the film with the results, the doctor will report the current state of your teeth and plan a treatment for you; where to place the Implant? Do you need a bone graft or sinus lift?
Step 3: Carry out dental implant surgery
The surgical procedure is carried out in a strictly sterile environment and only takes 30-60 minutes to complete. Don’t worry too much about this; you must be mentally stable and prepared. Ready.
After placing the Implant, you need to follow the instructions of the doctor and the surgical team afterward.
In case of no bone grafting or sinus lift, what will raise the teeth after three months?
In case of bone grafting or sinus lift, what will raise the teeth after six months?
Every month, I will return to the clinic to take a film and check the Implant post as well as the level of integration of the Implant with the jawbone.
Step 4: Go to the Abutment to get impressions to make porcelain teeth
The care staff will monitor you to take images of the porcelain teeth, and the impression-taking process takes place in 15-20 minutes, which means that the doctor will take it according to the ni and the color of your existing teeth.
Step 5: Attach the porcelain teeth to the Implant
After taking the impression, the next day, you will be fitted with teeth on the position of the Implant post and finish the implant restoration process.
Step 6: Periodic re-examination
Your job after completion is to periodically check the teeth and the implant post after 1 or 3 months and no later than six months. Your dentist will clean your teeth to avoid possible infection.
Implants-safe and high-class teeth at Premier Dental
For Implant, Premier Dental provides a service to help customers improve the highest aesthetics so that the lost teeth restore their original appearance. At the same time, with a high level of technical expertise, we ensure that customers can maintain and prolong the maximum implant life and not affect the health of adjacent teeth.
Premier dentistry specializes in preventative, cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry in Stanly County and the surrounding area.