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Dental Implants Procedure, Types and Criterias

Dental Implants  San Diego, CA

Dental Implant Procedure:

In order to understand how dental implant procedures are carried out, let us first see what are dental implants and who need an implant treatment?

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth root that are fused into your jaw to support a replacement tooth or bridge.

Different Categories of Dental Implants:

  • Endosteal
  • Subperiosteal

Endosteal:

These type of support implants come in the shapes of little small screws, cylinders or plates. These implants support one or more artificial tooth. These are most commonly preferred type of dental implant for patients with bridges or removable dentures.

Subperiosteal:

This type of implant is recommended for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and those who have minimal bone height. These implants are placed over the jaw and posts with the metal framework are used to support the artificial replacement tooth.

Criteria to get an implant treatment done

These criteria are the basic pre-requisites for a dental implant, and may not be true for all conditions. It's best if you consult your dentist to know whether you can proceed with a dental implant procedure or no

  • The patient must be in good overall health as well as oral health.
  • Must have sufficient bone in the jaw to support an implant
  • The patient must not suffer from any sort of gum disease.

How is dental implant procedure performed:

Again, depending on your condition your periodontist will be able to chart out a treatment plan best suited for you. Below mentioned is a brief description about implants performed under few scenario.

  • Replacing a Single Tooth: A single crown and an implant is sufficient
  • Replacing Several Teeth: Implant- supported bridges can be used to replace teeth
  • Replacing All of Your Teeth: Implant-supported full bridge or full denture can help resolve this issue
  • Sinus augmentation: For a successful dental implant restoration process, the most important act is the density of bone and also good oral condition. Generally, the upper back jaw has low bone density. In such situations, Sinus augmentation is performed by rising the sinus bone and developing bone for placement of dental implant
  • Ridge Modification: Inadequate bone density can also result due to abnormalities in the upper and the lower jaw. In such situation, ridge modification is performed, where the gums are lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect
  • After Care

    As you know, your own teeth require adequate at-home oral care and regular dental visits. dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same attention.

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