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Dental Implants By : Garabed Tashian


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Dental Implants By : Garabed Tashian

  1. 1. Dental Implants By : Garabed Tashian
  2. 2. What is a dental implant? <ul><li>Dental implants are artificial teeth used to replace and support restorations to resemble real teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>They fall under both prosthetic dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. </li></ul><ul><li>Most common and most logical solution for fixing teeth damaged due to injury. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do people need dental implants ? <ul><li>Tooth decay </li></ul><ul><li>- usually occurs when person doesn’t care for teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Gum diseases </li></ul><ul><li>- people who don’t take care of their gums, most likely having periodontitis. </li></ul><ul><li>-Periodontitis is inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Root canal failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who did not have a successful root canals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tooth loss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to injuries or bad care of teeth </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What are the implants made of? <ul><li>Made of a titanium screw either having a rough or smooth surface </li></ul><ul><li>Usually made of titanium from grade 1-4, but sometimes 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Titanium is used because it is a lot stronger than material used in dentures </li></ul><ul><li>The need for a strong metal is necessary to support the restoration after the procedure </li></ul>
  5. 5. Titanium grades <ul><li>Titanium grades 1-4 are commercially pure, meaning made of just titanium unlike grade 5 </li></ul><ul><li>As the grade goes up, the stronger the titanium </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 5 contains aluminum and vanadium along with titanium, making it stronger than grades 1-4 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Osseointegrated implant <ul><li>Most common form of dental implants used </li></ul><ul><li>Just simply when you connect the titanium screw to the person’s actual bone </li></ul>
  7. 8. Surgery <ul><li>Before surgery the surgeon/doctor will have a consulting session with you </li></ul><ul><li>They will take a better look at the restoration sight in the mouth and determine various things such as, incision points, type of operation, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the time doctors use ct scans to take a better look at the person’s tooth </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes a “stent” is placed on tooth to show where the incisions will be made </li></ul>
  8. 9. Success and failure <ul><li>This operation has a 95% success rate </li></ul><ul><li>Though the success rate is high, this doesn’t mean it doesn’t fail sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>Post-surgery patients must continue to properly take care of their teeth </li></ul><ul><li>The person’s jaw must be strong enough to support the new artificial tooth </li></ul><ul><li>Those with type 2 diabetes might not be able to undertake this surgery because of the lack of blood quality near the jaw </li></ul>
  9. 10. Refrences <ul><li>“ Dental Implants - Tooth Implant Advantages, Success Rate & Cost.&quot; Dentistry - A Consumer Guide to Beautiful Smiles & Healthy Teeth . Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Dental Implant - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.&quot; Main Page - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia . Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Osseointegrated Implant (dental) - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.&quot; Main Page - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia . Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <>. </li></ul>