What is Dental Implants?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures. Periodontist will draw a suitable plan for patients’ dental conditions. During the first visit, the periodontist usually reviews the patient’s complete medical and dental histories. It is extremely important for the periodontist to know if any medications are being taken or if the patient is being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy. The periodontist examines the gums, checks to see if there is any gum line recession, assesses how the teeth fit together when biting, and checks the teeth to see if any are loose. The periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets; this helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.
This is a simple procedure. You only need to replace that one tooth with one implant and crown
It is slightly more complicated. Patient has to consider implant supported bridges with the replacement of several teeth.
You may opt for an implant-supported full bridge or full denture in the event where you have to replace all your teeth.
There could be situations where irregularities either in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with insufficient bone for the purpose of incorporating dental implants. For those who suffer from such conditions, this solution involves lifting the gum away from the ridge exposing any defects. Where less bone is detected, your periodontist will fill in the shortcoming with either real bone or bone substitute in aid of building up the ridge. Not only will this improve appearance as has been seen in the past, it will also elevate your eligibility for implants in the future.
There are several factors to take care when carrying out a surgery as delicate as dental implants. For one thing you need plenty of bone to work with which can prove to be an issue especially in the upper back jaw area not only due to its inadequate bone mass, also its closeness to the sinus. There are surgeries that can be undertaken such as sinus augmentation which is focused on raising the sinus floor while also building up bone in preparation for dental implants.
Periodontist will tell you the best oral care plan to follow after dental implant. Patients need to take follow up visits to ensure that your implant, teeth and gums are healthy. It is mandatory to take dental hygiene practices at home and clinic as well. Regular brushing and flossing are best ways to keep your implants clean and plague free.
The “All-on-Four” solution is aimed at patients wanting to get rid of their dentures (False teeth) or for those in need of a complete upper and/or lower teeth restoration.
This procedure is accomplished by placing four dental implants to secure the prosthesis or the replacement teeth, giving the patient comfort and security that is missing from removable dentures. The “All-on-Four” implants also help to preserve the jaw bone. The entire procedure is painless as the patient will be sedated. The full set of the replacement teeth will be ready in just 24 hours.
Another tremendous benefit afforded by the “All-on-Four” procedure is its ability to almost always bypass the need for bone grafting – a surgery frequently required by more traditional treatment methods for patients with substantial loss of bone structure in the jaw.
The “All-on-Four” procedure eliminates the day-to-day frustrations and discomforts of dentures, and patients can once again enjoy the dietary freedom like those with natural teeth. It is the most sophisticated and effective solution available for tooth loss.