Dental Implant


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Dental implant is likely the best permanent solution for those suffering from tooth loss. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that holds a prosthetic tooth in place. The prosthetic tooth will not require any special denture creams, pastes, or glues to stay in place. Because it is an artificial root rather than just a tooth, it also doesn’t require the support of neighboring teeth the way a crown does. This makes dental implants ideal for those who are missing multiple teeth, or those who simply don’t want to damage additional teeth in order to replace one. Check out the above link to find out more about dental implant.

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Dental Implant

  1. 1. Dental Implant
  2. 2. Dental ImplantUnlike other methods of replacing a missingtooth, the dental implant is by far the bestlong-term solution.This is because, while dental care hasimproved drastically in recent years, millionsof American’s still suffer from tooth loss.There are dozens of reasons that can causeteeth to die prematurely, but the mostcommon include tooth decay, gum disease(such as gingivitis or periodontitis), or highimpact injuries which cause the tooth to fallout.
  3. 3. Dental ImplantIn addition to this, those who smoke, havediabetes, high blood pressure, andrheumatoid arthritis are also at anincreased risk of losing teeth early.It was previously thought that if your lost atooth due to any of these reasons, yousimply had to go without, wear poorlyfitting dentures, or bridges that damagedsurrounding teeth. However, thanks to thedental implant, all of this has changed.
  4. 4. What is a dental implant?A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that holds a prosthetictooth in place.Unlike dentures, the tooth doesn’t require any special denturecreams, pastes, or glues to stay in place.Because it’s an artificial root rather than just a tooth, it alsodoesn’t require the support of neighboring teeth the way a crowndoes.This makes dental implants ideal forthose who are missing multipleteeth, or those who simply don’twant to damage additional teeth inorder to replace one.
  5. 5. What is a dental implant?Dental implanting works by taking atitanium post and inserting it under thegum, or more commonly, deep withinthe jaw bone.The bone accepts and osseointegrateswith the titanium rod, merging into thebone in a similar manner as to how anatural tooth root is enclosed withinthe bone.
  6. 6. What is a dental implant? Once the bone has completely fused with the titanium, an artificial tooth can be secured into the rod. Because the rod is implanted within the gum or bone, it’s virtually impossible to come out. This means that the prosthetic tooth is much more secure than if dentures or bridges were being used
  7. 7. Types of dental implantsThere are three types of dentalimplants, endosteal, subperiosteal, and transosteal.• Endosteal implants are most common. During endosteal implants, the gum is opened up, then a hole is drilled within the bone. Titanium screws and cylinders are then inserted within the jawbone. Once the bone has healed, the teeth can be secured in place.
  8. 8. Types of dental implants• Subperiosteal implants are less commonly done. During this implant, the screws are placed on top of the bone but under the gum line. This method is typically only used for patients who have minimal bone height and are unable or unwilling to wear dentures.
  9. 9. Types of dental implants• Transosteal implants are used even less than subperiosteal implants. This method involves drilling completely through the lower jaw, then bolting a metal plate into the bottom of the mouth. The titanium then goes through the bone, however the failure rate with this form of implant is incredibly high. This method also requires opening the skin under the chin, resulting in scarring around the neck area and unnecessary recovery time. This, paired with the high failure rate, has caused most dentists to no longer attempt transosteal implants.
  10. 10. Types of teeth implantsJust as there are several types of dental implants, there are alsotwo types of artificial teeth that can be selected: removable orfixed implants.With a removable implant, the rod itself is not removable, butthe tooth that screws into the rod is. This form of prosthesisincludes an artificial white tooth with a plastic pink gum toappear realistic.
  11. 11. Types of teeth implantsThe tooth snaps into the metal rod, and is typically removed atnight. There are several pros and cons to thisimplant, including: • More affordable than a fixed tooth • Easy to remove for repairs • Can cover a wider area for multiple missing teeth for a lower cost
  12. 12. Types of teeth implantsA fixed implant is an artificial tooth thatstays in place all the time, either due topermanently being screwed into themetal rod or because the implant hasbeen cemented in place. Pros and cons ofthis implant include:• More secure than removable implants• Can be cleaned and treated like normal teeth• Much more expensive, therefor unable to use for multiple teeth unless price isn’t a concern.
  13. 13. During the procedure Because the dental implant typically merges with the bone, the surgical procedure must be done in steps. The entire process can take as little as three months to as many as nine, depending on the individual’s situation. The first surgery will be to insert the titanium post within the bone or gum of the mouth. Patients won’t need to stay at a hospital overnight, however the procedure is typically conducted at a hospital on an outpatient
  14. 14. During the procedureThe patient will be sedated, then the doctor will cut open thegum in order to expose the bone. Once exposed, holes aredrilled in the area where the future tooth will be placed. Atitanium cylinder is then placed within these holes, deep withinthe bone just as a natural tooth root would be. The gum isthen stitched up so the cylinder is covered.
  15. 15. During the procedureNext, the patient must wait for the metal cylinder toosseointegrate with the bone. This typically takes between twoto six months. Patients should also expect to follow a soft fooddiet for seven to ten days after their first surgery. Most dentistsuse dissolving stitches, however if the stitches used within thegums aren’t self-dissolving, the patient will need to visit theirdoctor to have them removed manually after about two weeks.
  16. 16. During the procedureAfter the first surgery, patientscan expect to haveswelling, bruising, pain, and minorbleeding around the gum area.Patients will be given painmedication to help make thisbearable, and those who areprone to infection will be givenantibiotics to help lower the riskof future complications occurring.
  17. 17. During the procedure After the bone has merged with the metal, a second surgery is done. During this surgery the gum is reopened to expose the previously implanted metal rod. An abutment, where the future tooth will be screwed in, is then attached. The gum is then closed around, but not over, the
  18. 18. During the procedureFor those who would rather not have two surgeries, theabutment can be placed within the gum during thefirst. Because the bone is still healing, however, the tooth orteeth can typically not be put in place yet. This means that theabutment will be visible for several months until the fake toothor teeth can be put into place. Many patients dislike this andopt for a second surgery to prevent the unsightly object beingseen within their mouth.
  19. 19. Advantages of dental implantsThere are several advantages to dental implants, including:• High success rate of around 95%• Feels and chews like real teeth• Doesn’t alter neighboring teeth• Completely secure after healing• No creams or glues are needed• Better for long-term oral health• Looks identical to real teeth• Can be used for one tooth or several• Easy to care for
  20. 20. What is involved with getting a dental implant?Getting a dental implant isn’t foreveryone.Only patients who need areplacement tooth with benefit fromthe implant.For those looking to correct cosmetic problems, such as havingdiscolored or misshapen teeth, veneers are likely to be morepractical.Typically veneers cost much less than an implant becausepatients aren’t actually getting a tooth to chew on, but rathera porcelain cover-up.
  21. 21. What is involved with getting a dental implant? Even those who are missing one or more teeth may not be a good candidate for dental implants. Ideally, a patient must be in good health, but generally speaking and orally. For example, those who have lost teeth due to gingivitis may not be eligible for dental implants.
  22. 22. What is involved with getting a dental implant?It’s also highly recommended that patients be of adult age. Thisis because both children and teenagers still have their jawbones growing. If an implant is placed too early, it can causecomplications later on in life. If a child or teenager happens tobe missing a tooth, whether from tooth decay or injury, theywill likely be given a bridge until they become old enough to bea candidate for the implant. NOT FOR CHILDREN & TEENAGERS
  23. 23. What is involved with getting a dental implant?Tooth implants cost can also be quite high as well, ranging from$1,300 to $3,000 per implant. This price can go up significantlydepending on certain circumstances however, such as wherethe tooth is being implanted. For example, if a tooth is beingplaced in the upper jaw, this may cost more than a tooth beingplaced in the lower jaw. This is because the sinus areas areaffected, making the surgery much more complicated.
  24. 24. What is involved with getting a dental implant?For those who have multiple teeth missing, the price ofimplants can rise to as much as $30,000. While this is a verylarge price to pay upfront, most patients end up spending lessmoney overall since the implants are permanent and don’tdamage neighboring teeth. Despite this, the high price tag canstill deter some patients.
  25. 25. What is involved with getting a dental implant?There are also many risks involved when receiving animplant. Some of these include:• Infection at or around the implantation area• Injuries to the surrounding teeth• Nerve damage• Pain, numbness, or tingling feeling in the gums, mouth, chin, or neck area• Sinus problems, especially if the implants are being placed in the upper jaw.
  26. 26. What is involved with getting a dental implant? Because receiving a dental implant is so serious, patients must be sure to have both a doctor and a periodontist working together to develop a care plan. Patients should also expect to have regular dentist visits after the surgery to make sure the tooth implant and the bone are healing correctly.
  27. 27. What can be expected after a dental implant?On average, 95% of dental implanting surgeries are successful. The 5% of failures are usually due to the bone failing to fusewith the metal, or patients practicing bad habits which can leadto complications resulting in a failure.
  28. 28. What can be expected after a dental implant?The most commonly done bad habit issmoking.Patients should refrain from smoking tobaccofor as long as possible after the surgery hasbeen done.A dentist will be able to give patients an exacttime frame depending on the amount of teeththat have been implanted, but as a generalrule, the longer the better.If a patient must smoke, using an electroniccigarette is encouraged, as this prevents smokefrom damaging the implant area.
  29. 29. What can be expected after a dental implant?Patients should also refrain fromchewing on hard items, such aspens, pencils, ice, or hard candy.For those who have TMJ or other teethgrinding conditions, it’s vital that propertreatment, such as using a mouthguard, is done daily.
  30. 30. What can be expected after a dental implant?Patients should also expect to visit theirdentist six months after the surgery hasbeen done.This will allow the dentist to ensure thatboth the implant and bone are healingcorrectly.The dentist will also be able to check otherteeth so future implanting due to teethdecay isn’t needed.
  31. 31. What can be expected after a dental implant?Finally, patients should expect to treattheir new artificial teeth the same way astheir natural teeth. Teeth must be brushedand cleaned on a daily basis, and flossing isespecially important to clean out the nooksand crannies around the metalabutments. Patients may also need to usea special toothbrush known as aninterdental brush. This brush is able toslide through gaps more easily than atypical toothbrush, making it easier toclean the metal area of the implant.
  32. 32. Who would benefit from an implant?Due to the high success rate of dental implants, just about anyhealthy adult missing teeth would benefit from the procedure,however those who would benefit most include:• Individuals missing one or more teeth due to injuries or tooth decay• Any adult who is experiencing speech problems due to missing teeth• Individuals who have trouble eating or chewing due to lack of teeth• Patients who are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  33. 33. Who would benefit from an implant? • Patients who would like to have a tooth added without damaging neighboring teeth • Adults who are developing premature wrinkles or sunken in cheeks due to missing teeth • Patients who want a artificial tooth that lasts a lifetime as oppose to just a few
  34. 34. Who would benefit from an implant?• Adults looking for a more permanent soultion to partial denture• Patients who don’t feel their dentures are secure when chewing• Adults who feel insecure about their smile due to missing teeth and are looking to get their confidence back
  35. 35. Who would benefit from an implant?Because the dental implant is able to help a wide range ofpeople, it’s often recommended for those who have the timeand money to invest in the procedure.Not only do the implants offer a long term solution for toothloss, but also the safest.
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