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Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that are used to replace missing teeth. Implants have proven to be functionally effective and durable. Periodontal Treatment

Reasons for Tooth Loss

Teeth maybe lost due to reasons listed below:
  • Tooth decay
  • Root canal failure
  • Periodontal disease(gum disease)
  • Trauma to the teeth and supporting structures
  • Excessive wear and tear

Advantages of Implant Dentistry Dental Implants are an excellent solution to replace missing teeth. Placement of these implants can do wonders for an individual's confidence by providing a functional and aesthetic solution. Implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures-a single implant can serve to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth or in the case of multiple missing teeth, implants can be used to support a dental bridge. They can also be used with dentures to increase stability.

The Implant Procedure

dentalimplants Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from the natural teeth. This appearance is aided in part by the structural and functional connection between the dental implant and the living bone. Implants are typically placed in a single sitting but they require a period of Osseo- integration.

Osseo- integration is a process in which there is direct anchorage of the dental implant root and the bone of the jaw. Osseo integrated implants are the most commonly used implant systems and have a very high success rate. An Osseo- integrated implant takes anywhere from three to six months to anchor and heal. Your dentist can complete the implant procedure with the placement of a crown. In case the implant is being used to support an artifical prosthesis (e.g. a denture) this can also be placed when the implant has anchored with the jawbone.
Success Rates of Dental Implants Dental implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry. Studies have shown a five-year success rate of 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw implants.