Dental implants are designed to resemble the form and function of the natural tooth. A titanium dental implant secured into the jaw acts as the tooth’s root, and the crown attached over it serves as the tooth itself.
In the first step local anaesthesia is given and the gum is cut open to expose the jawbone. A small hole is drilled in the bone in the desired position and the selected titanium implant is placed . Over the next three months, the area heals and the implant fuses with the jawbone. Patients may undergo a second procedure in which a post, called an abutment, is attached or screwed into the implant. Over this a crown or prosthesis is attached. This can be done either at the same time when the implant is placed (Immediate Loading ) or after the area has healed (Delayed Loading).
There are two basic types of implants available at our dental clinic. In certain cases, conventional or immediate implants may be followed by immediate loading of crowns and bridges known as immediate loaded implants.
Conventional Implants :
Immediate Implants :
Immediate Loaded Implants :
The type of dental implants selected will be dependent on the patients' specific needs and general dental condition. A panoramic x-ray and/or CT scan is usually required to evaluate the amount of bone, determine the space available and for a thorough examination to diagnosing the options best suited for each case.
The single tooth implant restoration consists of three parts. Namely, the implant post which replaces the tooth root, the abutment which will support the crown and the prosthetic crown itself. The crown is either cemented onto the abutment or held in place with a screw. A single tooth implant with crown is one of the best permanent restorations.And more importantly, it does not require cutting your adjacent healthy teeth for bridging.
If multiple teeth are missing in different parts of the mouth, several single tooth implants are good replacement restorations. If multiple teeth are missing within the same region, several missing teeth can sometimes be replaced with fewer implants because dental implants are stronger than the natural tooth roots. These are called Implant Supported Bridges.
We strongly believe that all our patients deserve fixed teeth so we do not give any option of removable dentures supported on implants When all teeth are missing or in a condition that all teeth need to be replaced, there is a need for full arch implant reconstructions. Multiple implants are placed and implant supported fixed porcelain bridges are made
In patients without any teeth ,depending upon jawbone conditions and appearance of the patient , 4 - 6 equally spaced implants are placed in jawbone and a fixed denture / hybrid denture is made.