A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. There are several types of dental implants; the most widely accepted and successful is the osseointegrated implant, based on the discovery by Swedish Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark that titanium can be successfully fused into bone when osteoblasts grow on and into the rough surface of the implanted titanium. This forms a structural and functional connection between the living bone and the implant. A variation on the implant procedure is the implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported denture.
More comfortable and secure Better chewing efficiency. Helps to maintain the bone Do not have to trim the adjacent teeth as in case of dental bridges.
Who is a good dental implant candidate? Person with good health and strong immune system is a good candidate for dental implants. Good bone quality and quantity is an additional benefit. Person with habits, like excessive smoking are poor candidates,as smoking will compromise the success of the implant. For replacement of single or multiple missing teeth including implant supported dentures.
Type of implants used at our clinic We use 3 implant systems at our clinic: Hi-tec(US FDA approved) ,Uniti(under consideration for approval by FDA), Endopore (US FDA approved).
Mostly it is done in two stages: Surgical stage( Placement of implant) which can be done in one appointment following complete evaluation in form of blood tests , x-rays (radiographs) and other investigations if required.