What is Dental Implant?
Dental Implant is a dental treatment to replace tooth root artificially. Dental Implant treatment was performed even before thirteen hundred years by Mayan civilization. Swedish Professor Peringvar brought revolution in implant treatment by using titanium which was successfully incorporated into bone.
Loosing a tooth root can create series of problems for you. Without the root, the bone around the missing tooth will gradually recede causing the remaining teeth to shift. Chewing becomes difficult and sometimes lead to and lead to sore gum tissue and additional pain.
A dental implant is made of titanium and shaped like a screw. The dental implant is placed into the jawbone and serves as a secure root for the new tooth. Once the dental implant is in place, several different types of dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges or dentures, can be attached.
Result of Dental Implant Treatment
Teeth – Before Dental Implant
Teeth – After Dental Implant
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental Implant is performed using a screw made of Titanium. Surface of screw is roughened so it can grip well in jaw bone. Implant dentist drill hole in jaw bone where Titanium screw is fitted. Drilling procedure is done in several steps as per requirement of implant. During drilling lot of heat is generated and saline is sprayed to bring temperature down. Temperature should be ideally less than forty seven degree Celsius.
Gum is applied over the area and time is given to get it healed and integrated in jaw bone. In second procedure implant dentist places temporary crown on implant. And after some time when gums grows as per requirement final crowns are placed.
Dental Implant is lengthy procedure and takes different time case to case. After completion of treatment patient can chew normally and strength of his / her oral structure is increased.
Innovations in Dental Implant Treatments
Innovation and modernization in dental implant systems is lifting standards up. Nobel Bio care, Zimmer, Uniti and BioHorizon are giving lot of contribution to this field.
For example new dental implants provide higher initial stability. Some of them are self-drilling! Dentist can change during surgery and risk of excess cement is reduced considerably.
Benefits of Dental Implant Treatment
Dental Implant gives you natural looking teeth and stops shrinking of your jaw which is caused by loss of tooth. So first benefit is you look younger and smile better. Another benefit is dental implants are permanent fixture, so discomfort associated with temporary dentures goes away.
It also affects your speech, because teeth slipping and sliding is reduced. You can eat things in a natural way which is better experience than dentures. Dental Implants also save your other teeths by filling the gap perfectly. Dental Implant treatment is restorative as well as aesthetic treatment.