Dental implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable prosthesis (replacement teeth) that are made to match your natural teeth. They are manufactured from biologically neutral pure Titanium or titanium alloys, that is accepted by the human body and these implants fuse with the jawbone to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement.
TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
There are two basic types of implants available at our dental clinic. In certain cases, conventional or immediate implants may be followed by immediate loading of crowns and bridges known as immediately loaded implants.
- Conventional implants are applicable to almost anyone who is looking to replace one, multiple, all missing teeth with a permanent restoration solution.
- Conventional implants are done in 2 stages normally in 2 trips about 3 to 6 months apart.
- Conventional implants may be done for most types of bone conditions. If there is moderate or severe jaw bone loss, bone grafting may be recommended prior to dental implantation.
- Immediate implants are also known as one day or same day implants.
- This is the case whereby dental implants is placed during the same time after teeth are extracted. Crowns, bridge, dentures may or may not be placed on during same trip depending on whether immediate loaded implants may be done.
- Immediate implants are normally recommended only for cases with good jaw bone conditions.
IMMEDIATE LOADED IMPLANTS
- Immediate loaded implants are whereby permanent or temporary crowns,bridges or dentures are placed during the same trip when the dental implant posts is embedded in jaws.
- Immediate loaded implants may follow after conventional implants or immediate implants.
- Immediate loaded implants are normally recommended only for cases with good jawbone conditions.
How do dental implants work?
- Osseo-integration is the key for any successful implant placement. In this the bone cells attach themselves directly to the titanium surface (bone fuses with the implant), essentially locking the implant into the jaw bone. It takes 3-6 months for an implant to anchor to the jaw bone and heal, at which point the procedure is completed by placing a crown restoration.