Gone are the days when the only options to replace lost teeth would be ill fitting partial or complete dentures; even fixed crowns or bridges for that matter. Now, you have an option like dental implants which look, feel and work like your natural teeth, without any damage to neighbouring existing teeth. Dental implants are an effective and excellent long term option to replace missing teeth. They are artificial ‘roots’ (post), usually made of titanium, placed into the upper or lower jaw bone that act like an anchor for the replacement teeth. They can be used to support various dental prostheses like crowns, bridges or dentures.
Conventional Dental Implants
Conventional dental implants are the main type of implant which provide an effective, long-term solution for missing teeth, restoring function to the mouth and creating a natural, attractive smile. A conventional implant is usually known as a ‘Two Piece’ implant which consists of the root component and the tooth component in separate bits. Conventional implants come in a range of sizes to suit patients and can choose the most suitable implant based on the client’s needs and preferences. The implant tooth will look exactly like a natural tooth and the patient will be able to eat, drink and speak without any worry, as the root of the tooth is also replaced. Implants are created from titanium and there is no risk of irritation to the gums or interference with neighbouring teeth.
Revolutionary and completely new method for dental implantation, where there is no need for bone augmentation even in the worst cases. They are made of biocompatible titanium alloy. Basal implants are one single unit Implant and Abutment are monolithically connected. Bone is composed of an internal spongy portion which is covered with dense layer of Cortical bone .Each basal implant is placed in at least two places in Cortical bone.The Cortical bone used for anchoring of the basal implants is highly mineralized, and with high rate of regeneration. This ensures the integration of dental implants and allows their immediate loading. Basal implants differ from crest ,axial implants in the manner of placing, the manner of force distribution , but primarily by the planning and execution of the prosthetic construction.
Immediate Load Implants
Achieving ideal aesthetic results with dental implants is a challenge in the maxillary anterior region. Optimal implant position, sufficient volume of hard and soft tissues, and the presence of an inter proximal papilla are essential. Although dental implants have been used for more than 40 years to replace missing teeth, current procedures are aesthetically driven. Implants involves two surgical procedures, an extended healing period, and creates provisionalization challenges. As a result, immediate loading of an implant at the time of placement has become a viable treatment option, particularly in the aesthetic zone. When replacing one or two teeth in the anterior maxilla, provisionalization can be simplified by immediately loading the implant. This will retain Bone quality and quantity with Initial stability.
Denture implants are dental implants that are placed in the jaw in order to support or retain a full or partial denture. Denture implants can provide a stable denture foundation for patients who have lost all of their natural teeth but have maintained adequate jaw bone mass to support implants. The use of denture implants can improve significantly the quality of life for patients wearing removable dentures. Special attachments fitted on the denture are used to attach it on top of the denture implants that are securely placed in the jawbone. Denture implants provide a level of stability and comfort that common dentures can never offer.