What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the bone of the jaw in place of a lost tooth to support a replacement tooth or bridge that resembles a natural tooth in appearance.
Such an implant will allow you to chew normally as if you still had your own tooth.
- There is no need to cut down healthy teeth.
- A natural appearance is provided.
- No insertion of a foreign substance into the mouth.
- Possible to chew well.
- Reduces likelihood of bone loss in the jaw.
- More expensive than other treatments.
- A longer treatment period may be required than other treatments.
- Surgery is required.
- Implant treatment has some disadvantage in terms of treatment cost and surgery. However, dental implants can replace missing teeth with an appearance close to that of natural teeth. In addition, there is no damage pressure on the remaining natural teeth. Let us consider means of obtaining teeth that will last a lifetime without regard to cost.
Is everyone a candidate for Implant Treatment?
Technological advances have allowed the resolution of difficult cases. Thus, in general, anyone healthy enough to undergo routine tooth extraction or oral surgery is probably able to receive a dental implant.
However, as bone growth is prevented in the area where an implant is placed, it is common not to provide implant treatment in young people who are still developing.
In addition, implant treatment may not be performed under a number of conditions. Patients with systemic disease should consult their dentists.
Conditions that may be difficult to treat with implants Conditions that prevent implant treatment
- Blood disorders (bleeder’s disease, leukemic disease, peliosis, etc.)
- Immune deficiency
- Patients receiving chemical therapy
Implant Treatment is impossible in the following conditions
- Hard and soft tissue disease
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Patients receiving radiation therapy
- Patients with hypertension or DIABETES
General diseases that warrant special consideration
- Cardiac angina
- Heart attack
In implant treatment, an artificial tooth is commonly placed on the abutment after the implant body placed in the jawbone and the surrounding bone bonding firmly together. Therefore, it takes from 3 to 6 months to finish treatment.
Procedures for Implant Treatment
The commonest treatment procedures are explained here.
- A socket is made in the jawbone in which to place the implant body.
- Once the implant body is placed into the jawbone, the incision is closed.
- Over the next several months, the implant body and the surrounding bone are allowed to bond firmly together.
- An incision is made again to attach an extension (abutment) to support an artificial tooth on the implant body. Then, a mold of the mouth and teeth is made.
- An artificial tooth is produced.
- The artificial tooth is placed on the extension attached to the implant body.
- Consequently, you can achieve a natural-looking appearance and comfortable chewing ability.
- To keep your implant for a long time, at-home oral care and regular dental visits are required. Procedures for implant treatment.