DENTAL IMPLANTATION AND ITS FUNCTION
Dental implants are like artificial roots of teeth which are placed into the jaw. Dental implants are giving the support for crowns, bridges and removable dentures. This is a wonderful solution; because we can implant the artificial root into the place of the lost tooth thus after healing it can take over the original function.
Usually it is hard to tell the difference between the original tooth and the implant supported crowns. Replacing the missing teeth by means of implant dentistry will provide you better comfort, aesthetics and harmony of your face with better function in smiling, chewing and biting.
ADVANTAGES OF IMPLANT DENTISTRY
- Over 98% of implant placement is successful.
- Missing molars: With implant dentistry it is still possible to make a fixed bridgework most of the times.
- In the situation of the completely edentulous jaws, after a certain period of time the removable complete dentures become loose. Thus it is moving and it’s difficult to bite, chew and talk with them even when lots of denture glue is used. With implant supported dentures, the function could be back to normal again.
- Missing neighboring teeth: with a couple of implants partial bridgework can restore the function.
- In optimal circumstances, implant supported dental works can work against the bone resorption of the edentulous jaws.
- With better function and stable bridgework and dentures can give you more self confidence and success in your interpersonal relationship.
MATERIAL OF IMPLANTS
In human body we can place only those materials that will not cause any local or general disease and will not be rejected by the body itself. Implants are made of titanium, that doesn’t cause any allergic reaction, and is accepted by the body.
THE RISK OF IMPLANT SURGERY
Most of the implants are placed in local anesthesia; therefore with a decent medical history most of the advers reactions, regarding local anesthetics can be avoided.
When placing the implants it is theoretically possible to injure neighboring structures like the inferior dental nerve, the sinus cavity, neighboring roots. With the right technique and planning these risks are usually minimal.
Implant rejections are relatively low in approximately 2% of the cases.
The secret of long-term implant survival is the right planning, regular checkups and good oral hygiene.
STEPS OF IMPLANT SURGERY
After local anesthesia, we rise a mucoperiosteal flap and with the implant drills we set the right depths and diameter of the hole where we will screw the implant in.
Following this we usually suture the flap back to its place with dissolving interrupted stitches.
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