Keeping the 3 most important factors of form, function and esthetics in mind, dental implants are the ideal solution for the replacement of natural teeth.
A highly advanced titanium device is easily placed deep into the bone where the tooth replacement is desired. This titanium device acts like a support for the crown or the 'Artificial Tooth'. This is the basic concept of how dental implants work.
As the implant material used is highly biocompatable and all dental implants at Care 32 are placed under strict standards of hygiene and sterilization, dental implants prove to be a safe, comfortable and a permanent solution for the replacement of single teeth, multiple teeth or all teeth.
The implant systems used at Care 32 are amongst the best systems used worldwide (Swedish and German Systems) and are made available to our patients at a fraction of the cost. All implants at Care 32 are placed by certified implantologist only.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that an oral implantologist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, failure of endodontics, an injury or some other reason.
Dental implants are actually more tooth saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
What Dental Implants can Do?
- Replace 1 or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge:
In any way you look at it, dental implants are the best solution to the problems of missing teeth.
- Esthetic: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
- Tooth saving: Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long term benefit to your oral health!
- Confidence: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence!
- Reliable: The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Dental implants are indicated as a treatment option for:
- Replacing a single tooth: If you are missing a single tooth, 1 implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
- Replacing several teeth: If you are missing several teeth, implant supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
- Replacing all of your teeth: If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque free, brushing and professional cleaning every 6 months still apply!
After treatment, periodic follow up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.
We are using the following dental implants and crowns routinely at Care 32 Dental Centre:
- Nobel Biocare, Biohorizon, Osstem, Myriad, ARDS, Biogenesis, etc.
- Teeth in an Hour.
- Immediate Implantation Immediate Loading.
- All on Four.
- Malo Bridges.
- Custom Abutment and Teeth.
- Screw Retained Prosthesis with Titanium Bar.
- Zirconia Abutments and Implants.
- Screw Retained Dentures with Titanium Base.
- Implant over Dentures.
- Porcelain fused to base metal crown.
- Porcelain fused to high nobel metal crown.
- All porcelain crown (Procera).
- All porcelain crown (Zirconia).
Dental Implant Restoration Types:
- Single tooth missing: The single tooth implant restoration consists of 3 parts. Namely, the implant post which replaces the tooth root, the abutment which will support the crown and the prosthetic crown itself. The crown is either cemented onto the abutment or held in place with a screw.
With today's developments, there are a variety of implant systems, models and ranges available. Each line catering to the individualized needs of patients.
A single tooth implant with crown is one of the best permanent restorations. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
- Multiple teeth missing: If multiple teeth are missing in different parts of the mouth, several single tooth implants are good replacement restorations.
If multiple teeth are missing within the same region, several missing teeth can sometimes be replaced with fewer implants because dental implants are stronger than the natural tooth roots. This solution includes having implant fixed bridges done.
An implant fixed bridge is very much like a conventional bridge except the support is actually over implants rather than natural teeth. The implants themselves act as man made roots. A great advantage is that this is self supporting unlike conventional tooth supported bridges that puts a heavier load on the remaining teeth.
- All teeth missing: When all teeth are missing or in a condition that all teeth need to be replaced, there are basically 2 types of full arch implant reconstructions options:
- Fixed bridges anchored to dental implants: With today's technologies, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and high esthetic solution similiar to having a new set of teeth again.
- Implant supported dentures: Implants allow you to wear full dentures (Overdentures) and partial dentures without worrying that they will slip or fall out. Having implants to support these dentures also means that the base of the denture can be made much smaller and more comfortable. For overdentures, implants with screws placed in the jaw will serve as attachments for a metal bar, which will help support a removable denture.
When teeth are lost, ongoing shrinkage of the jawbone occurs making the face look older. Dental implants can slow or stop this process. Dental implants look and feel like your own natural teeth.
Dental implants eliminate the pain and discomfort of removable full or partial dentures. Since dentures sit on top of the jawbone and gums, continuous shrinkage of the jaw bone alters the fit of the denture resulting in slipping or rocking of the dentures. Exposed nerves and irritation of the gum tissue may add to the discomfort.
Implant supported replacement teeth are like natural teeth because they are anchored securely to your jawbone.
Gum irritation and the pain of exposed nerves associated with conventional full or partial dentures are eliminated.
With ill fitting dentures, the teeth slip and slide around the mouth. The facial muscles become tense in an attempt to hold the teeth in place. This often results in mumbling, slurred speech or clicking noises.
Replacement teeth allow you to speak with confidence in a relaxed and natural tone.
Improved Self Esteem:
Considering all other benefits, dental implants can improve your self esteem. You may feel better about yourself. You can regain nearly all the capabilities that most people have with natural teeth, giving you renewed confidence and allowing you to enjoy life, do what everyone else is doing and not think twice about it.
The average denture patient with an excellent fitting denture eats at 15 to 20 percentage efficiency when compared to a person with natural teeth. As the jawbone shrinks, your chewing efficiency is reduced even more, making it difficult to eat certain foods. Dental implants can restore chewing efficiency comparable to that of natural teeth.
A full upper denture covers the palate of the mouth and reduces the ability to taste foods. With dental implants, you can have the palate removed from your upper denture so you can taste and enjoy your food better.
Dental implants can eliminate the numerous embarrassing inconveniences of removable partial and full dentures. You will eliminate the use of gooey denture adhesives that must be reapplied throughout the day. You will no longer need to cover your mouth when you laugh or smile, for fear that your teeth will pop out or fall down.
Protect Your Remaining Natural Teeth:
Dental implants are often more appropriate than a bridge for the replacement of 1 or more adjacent teeth. With conventional bridgework, the teeth surrounding missing teeth must be ground down. Dental implants often eliminate the need to modify these teeth, resulting in a conservative, yet esthetic restoration.
Immediate Function Implants
Tooth In an Hour:
Today the implant procedure may be performed with a tooth crown in place directly after implant placement or within a few days, meaning that you can eat and smile directly after the treatment.
This makes implant treatment very similar to general crown and bridge restorations.
Nobel Direct is the ultimate form of simplicity and tissue friendliness, taking implants even closer to traditional crown and bridge therapy. The implant is machined from a single piece of titanium, incorporating both implant body and an integral fixed abutment.
The procedure is easy and very efficient - In 1 appointment is not only surgery performed but a provisional crown is also in place. Patient discomfort is much reduced due to the less invasive procedure.
Historically implants have been associated with a time consuming surgical procedure. This is no longer the case with Nobel Direct. Using the one piece design, most often the surgery can be made flapless, with minimal surgical invasion. In most situations the implant can be inserted and used immediately, based on the refined treatment protocol and the unique implant surface, Ti Unite. Immediate function makes it easy for both patients and dentists - Implants become a natural adjunct to teeth and the patients get immediately restored teeth and immediate quality of life.
The immediate function procedure with nobel biocare implants is clinically proven and the success rates are similar to those of conventional implant protocols. The results from these studies show that immediate function is possible in all oral regions.
The result is that the patient leaves the chair with teeth in place after a short and non traumatic surgery with a minimum of post operative reactions. This new modality provides enhanced patient satisfaction and simplifies the work of the treatment team.
- Less discomfort: Patients experience minimal discomfort, especially during a flapless procedure.
- Reduced chair time: The one stage surgical procedure reduces chair time, saving the patient time, expense and discomfort.
- Immediate function: An esthetic restoration can be achieved immediately, providing patients with immediate gratification.
- Reduced bone loss: The osseo conductive implant surface and the immediate function protocol reduce potential bone loss at the alveolar crest.
Are You Missing a Single Tooth?
Missing a single tooth can, over time, allow the misalignment of your remaining teeth and thus disturb your current smile. A single tooth replaced with a dental implant and crown is the most predictable, conservative and long lasting method of tooth replacement. Without a dental implant, the 2 adjacent teeth to a missing tooth must be filed down to anchor a bridge. Dental implants eliminate the need to modify natural teeth.
Are You Missing Multiple Teeth?
Missing multiple teeth can be a serious problem as the support structure of your jaw begins to deteriorate. Implants stop that deterioration. Dental implants are designed to serve as a foundation for replacement crowns or bridges that 'Give You Your Teeth Back'. They look, feel and function like natural teeth. In conjugation with dental implants, we can take support of some natural teeth to restore multiple missing teeth, although the ideal protocol is 'One Tooth Per Implant'.
How do I Get Started?
The first step is a comprehensive examination of existing teeth, bone and gums. This allows for an accurate diagnosis and discovery of the potential solutions to your condition.
During the first visit, implantologist will perform a visual examination and evaluate radiograph (OPG). He/She will then share his findings with you, recommend treatment solutions and help you determine the most appropriate treatment for you.
We invite our patients to have a family member or friend participate in our discussions, which most patients find very beneficial. In addition, any financial matters will be discussed in detail and in a confidential setting before any treatment is started.
Is the Treatment Painful?
The surgical placement of dental implants causes only minor discomfort similar to having a tooth removed. Post operative discomfort is controlled with the use of proper medication. Depending on the extent of the therapy, many patients return to work the day of their surgery. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.
What is the Success Rate?
Implants as a solution to missing teeth has been practiced for a few decades. Generally, because of advances in implant dentistry over the years, dental implants can have success rates above 90 percentage in natural bone. Having said that, success rates depend on many factors, for example, the patient's own health status or whether he/she is a smoker. Although at the present time we cannot put a figure down as to the longevity of implants, it is known that the first patient who had implants placed in 1965 still has them in function today. Of course, regular checkups and diligently maintaining one's oral hygiene is also of utmost importance in preventing failure.
How Successful is the Treatment and Safety?
Modern dental implant treatment is highly successful, as a general guideline, the 5 year success rate of dental implant is over 95 percentage with the lower jaw (Mandible) and about 90 percentage with upper jaw (Maxilla). The success rates may slowly decrease, as the implant stays longer in function. In difficult cases, the success rates are expected to be lower. Despite the overall high success rates with dental implant treatment, there is still the possibility of failure, which can be contributed by various factors and conditions, such as poor healing power, poor bone quality, smoking and diabetes and most important of all - poor oral hygiene.
Whereas no medical treatment can be guaranteed 100 percentage without risks and failures, implant operation can be considered very safe. The prosthetic phase of treatment is basically non invasive and non surgical in nature.
What if I Have Further Questions?
We expect you will. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +91 98984 24488.
Number of Sittings Required?
Normally it's a matter of 3 sittings:
- First sitting or initial assessment for radiographic records, medical history and clinical examination.
- Second sitting for the implant placement.
- Third sitting to place temporary crowns for a period of 4 to 6 months to be subsequently changed to ceramic crowns/bridges.