Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. They also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile! Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone.Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years. Additional benefits of Implants are: prevents bone loss, quality of life is enhanced with replacement teeth that look, feel and function more like natural teeth, you can now live longer, because you’ll be able to eat better and prevent malnutrition or stomach problems, increases the amount of enjoyment you get out of eating, creates more confidence in social situations.
Why dental implants?
There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant:
Are dental implants successful?
Statistics confirm a success rate of nearly 95 percent for individual dental implants, and even higher for the bridges they support. There have been three decades of clinical experience and over a million patients treated to generate these statistics. It’s our hope that you will find the dental procedures and oral care methods discussed on our website, helpful and enlightening.We have several locations in Hamilton to serve our dental ‘family’. Please feel free to give us a call if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Multiple Tooth Replacement ?
Benefits with fixed bridge on implants: In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can't offer the same stability or function. Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.
The only fixed alternative in this situation. A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss
Installing a Fixed Bridge step-by-step treatment is described here as one of several options available. Consult the dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
Installing Fixed Bridge -Step-By-Step
1: Before the procedure
Three teeth at back end of the mouth are missing. The only real replacement alternative is to install a fixed bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on dental implants.
2: Installing the implant
First, the implants are installed. This is normally done in a single session. A temporary bridge may be placed at the same time, making it possible for you to be able to function like normal almost immediately after leaving the dentist.
3: Attaching the bridge
The implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the permanent bridge is attached. This is normally done 1-2 months after the implant installation. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected and the esthetical demands.
4: End result
The new bridge will handle all the pressure that your strong, natural back teeth did. You will have a stable and secure solution that allows you to eat what you want.
In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.
- Immediately functioning teeth
- Excellent aesthetic result
- Life long, stable solution
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult the dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.
It’s the Longest-Lasting Tooth Restoration Available
While bridges, crowns and dentures must be replaced and adjusted periodically throughout the years, dental implants are permanent. They don’t depend on the health of the surrounding teeth for stability like bridges do. Implant placement is a procedure with a 98 percent success rate.
They’re Made of Three Parts
When you decide to undergo this procedure, it will take place in three stages. First, the titanium post is implanted in the jawbone. Once this is in place, the abutment is attached to the top of the post. The abutment acts as the anchor for the final component. Finally, the uppermost part of the tooth, the part you see when you smile in the mirror, is attached — the crown. The crown is a prosthetic mould of the tooth it is replacing, designed to look just like it.
Implants Fuse with Your Bone
When it is placed in your jawbone, the titanium post that forms the base of the implant fuses with your jawbone. This is part of the reason that this type of tooth restoration is so long-lasting. You aren’t just restoring the crown part of the tooth — you’re installing a replacement of the actual tooth root. It’s the only restoration option that stimulates bone growth in your jaw.
They Can’t Get Cavities
Since the implant itself is artificial, it can’t decay, meaning no cavities — ever. However, it’s still essential to take care of the surrounding teeth and gum tissues, brushing and flossing around the implant. You also should continue to see the dentist regularly for checkups.
You Can Get Them at Any Age
There are no age restrictions for dental implants. Whenever a tooth is extracted, knocked out or damaged, this type of restoration is an option, as long as your oral surgeon considers your jaw healthy enough to sustain it. Even if you’ve suffered jawbone loss, you can get bone grafts beforehand to prepare your mouth.
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Frequently Asked Questions Are dental implants right for me?
You may qualify for dental implants if you have missing, broken or severely decayed teeth and are in relatively good overall health. The only way of determining if implants are right for you, is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Panchal to identify whether you have adequate bone support and healthy gums that will support the new tooth structure.
What should I expect if my dentist and I decide dental implants are right for me?
The placement of dental implants is a multi-step process that typically takes between 6 and 9 months to complete. It begins with a surgical procedure during which a titanium rod is placed where a previous natural tooth root once was. The gums are sutured shut over the implant, where is will stay for several months while it heals and begins fusing with the surrounding bone. Due to the nature of implant placement and its average procedure time of between 1 and 2 hours, you’ll be sedated and/or anesthetized for the duration of the treatment. At the conclusion of the healing period, you’ll return to be fitted for permanent crowns and have them placed.
What type of post-treatment care will I require?
It is normal to experience some discomfort, including bruising and swelling following a dental implant procedure. However, inflammation and pain may be managed with over-the-counter medications or pain medication as prescribed by Dr. Panchal. You may be asked to eat only soft foods for approximately 2 weeks until the surgical site heals.