When a tooth is damaged or decayed to the extent that the cusps are missing, a crown is needed. If your tooth gets knocked out or broken, and it cannot be repaired, it is time for a dental crown.
Instant implants, or immediate load dental implants are designed specially to be able to be loaded right after implantation. This means no healing time, once the dental implant is inserted, it can be used to bite and chew immediately after the anesthetic has worn off. This of course raises many questions in patient’s minds; what is that structural difference that makes this possible? Is it worth it? Are there any consequences? With this article, I aim to explain a little bit about how these implants work, and how they are different from regular dental implants.
The incredible popularity of dental implant mounted denture stabilization is changing the way dental implant manufacturers are thinking of their industry. Using four small diameter dental implants to stabilize dentures to the lower jaw have become a quite normal and routine thing to do, and are now gaining popularity like never before. Because of this, special dental implants, ones that are even more adept at fulfilling their task have been manufactured.
The most common and most popular way to stabilize a denture is to affix them to dental implants. These dental implants are usually inserted into the jaw bone in the manner and place where regular dental implants are inserted. To replace an entire arch of teeth, a patient needs to get four implants. A bridge that covers all of your teeth will be made, with four insertion sites that connect to the dental implants in the jaw. This way, the entire arch of teeth is stabilized, and the result is the same as having a denture, except instead of having the bridge be fixed in some type of resin or other artificial gum, it is housed in dental implants that connect to the jaw.
When you are told that you need bone augmentation in order to receive a dental implant, chances are that you are going to be getting a synthetic bone graft. This is basically what 90% of hospitals, dental clinics, and pretty much everywhere else that provides oral surgery uses when bone grafts need to be given. The question is; why?
Although it might not be as important as keeping the post operative instruction, many patients tend to forget to get ready, both physically and mentally, for an invasive oral surgery like bone grafting. Having correct pre-operative behaviour will help your healing process, and speed it up greatly, while the risk of infection and postoperative complications will be minimized. The first and most important thing you can do is brush and floss thoroughly before going to your dentist, oral surgeon or periodontist, so as to minimize the amount of bacteria present in your mouth and saliva, as this will reduce the risk of infections greatly. Facial hair should also be trimmed to the extent that it will not touch the affected area, and ladies are kindly ask to refrain from wearing make up.
As with all oral surgical procedures, the success or failure of a given procedure depends largely on whether or not the post operative instructions have been kept by the patient. Oral surgery, just like any medical procedure, is a two way street. Responsibility is shared between caregiver and patient, so the success of a treatment is dependant, in reality, on both the doctor (in this case oral surgeon) and the patient. It is not enough for the doctor to know what he is doing if the patient disregards the doctors demands. This is why post operative instructions need to be followed to the letter. Your dentist or oral surgeon may not have had the time to explain why and how each instruction should be followed, so I am, with this article, to clear up any sort of confusion as to what to do, eat, and what not to do or consume.
How do I know if my tooth needs replacing? How far gone is too far gone? There is no simple way to answer this question, as it differs from case to case. As so much is dependent on the environment that the teeth are located in. If a tooth that under different circumstances could still be saved is surrounded by periodontal tissue that is infected or in poor condition, an extraction may be the best way to go.
Do I have to wait after an extraction? Is there some way for me to get dental implants quicker? After an extraction occurs, there is an extraction site, which is essentially an open wound in your mouth. This wound needs to heal over before anything can be done with your jawbone, or with the empty, once tooth-filled socket of bone that the extraction site leaves behind.
A mini dental implant is exactly what it sounds like; they are dental implants that are a little bit smaller than regular dental implants. They are also called small diameter implants, or SDIs. They work on the same principle as regular dental implants but are much smaller, and as such tax the jawbones a lot less. They are tailored towards people who cannot have regular dental implants due to some form of bone density issue, but who do not necessarily warrant a bone graft.
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