What is the dental implant ?
A dental implant is an artificial root most often made of titanium that will be placed in the alveolar bone to replace one or more missing teeth. It is inserted into the jawbone. Because of its biocompatibility, the bone will attach to this implant solidly, which gives a very good stability for a dental prosthesis.
The implant makes it possible to replace a missing tooth in a very aesthetic way with a very comfortable result because the tooth is fixed and independent of its neighbors, like a natural tooth. The dental implant also makes it possible to fix other types of dental prostheses: crown, bridge, denture. On this artificial root will rest a fixed dental prosthesis (often a ceramic crown). This technique is not new but is developing more and more.
After the dental implant procedure:
- Carefully follow the oral hygiene instructions given to you by your dental provider. Regularly cleaning the implant and surrounding teeth is very important for long-term success of the implant.
- Schedule regular visits with your dental provider.
- If your implant feels loose or painful, tell your dentist right away
Benefits of Dental Implant Systems:
- Restores the ability to chew
- Restores cosmetic appearance
- Helps keep the jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss
- Preserves the health of the surrounding bone and gums
- Helps keep adjacent (nearby) teeth stable
- Improves quality of life
Why place an implant?
- Replacing your teeth isnot only an aesthetic act. A missing tooth is also, very often, difficulties in chewing, a displacement of adjacent teeth that tend to pour, or to rise. This results in an increased risk of cavities and a loss of the natural gear of the teeth.
Teeth-in-an-hour is a technique that can reduce the implant treatment time significantly. Thanks to new technology that allows us, it is possible to have dental implants and new, fully functioning teeth in the same appointment.
An essential part of the technique is the sophisticated radiographic techniques combined with computer technology to enable precise surgical placement of the implants. Detailed 3-D imaging is helping us very much. And this system allows us to assess bone structure accurately, map out the areas of best bone integrity, decide the exact position of implants, and even create a permanent prosthesis before the dental implant surgery.
Computer Guided Implants use 3/D Volumetric Tomography photos, which are input into a computer simulation program. The process is painless and quick and doesn’t require any surgical intervention.
Computer Guided Implantology (CGI) is a popular method of treatment that has been proven safe and effective
Guided Implant Planning is based on three-dimensional images. This eliminates all uncertainty and risks. This technology has the main advantage of allowing the dentist to plan the procedure before it’s applied to the patient. This eliminates any potential errors and saves time.