It is a process of placing dental implants in jaw bone to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are embedded in jawbone – just like natural teeth serve as the “root” of the artificial tooth being implemented.
Once placed, the Implants "fuses" with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. There's no shortcut to get around that process, and it usually takes few months once the implant is placed in jawbone.
Because several surgical procedures are required for dental implants, our Implant team will do a full and thorough evaluation, including X-rays and teeth models to ensure the dental implants will closely match your natural teeth.
After the healing phase is complete, the abutment is installed onto the implant. An abutment is a piece that screws into the dental implant and upon which the artificial tooth will attach later.
This is a minor surgical procedure. The abutment can be attached to the implant during the initial implantation phase, but depending on location of tooth Implant team may elect for a second procedure to install it later.
To place the abutment, the specialist dentist will reopen your gums so that the dental implant is exposed. Once exposed, the abutment is attached to the dental implant. The gum tissue is then closed back around the abutment and left to heal for one to two weeks.
Once the gums have healed, the artificial teeth onto the Implant & Abutment will be fabricated. They can be removable implant prosthesis or fixed implant prosthesis.
Achieving natural aesthetics is one of the most challenging tasks with regards to providing treatment with dental implants. If the gum contour does not match then the overall aesthetic appearance is significantly compromised.
The gum (soft tissues) around the implant needs to be carefully manipulated to provide a natural contour. Rather than simply accepting a compromised result, at Green Health Dental Clinic we provide our Implant patients with a look that feels almost as good as the natural tooth which is great for patients as it means they are able to have overall natural and esthetic appearance.
If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Implant-supported full bridges and dentures are more comfortable and stable than conventional dentures, allowing you to retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.
Conventional dentures make it difficult to eat certain foods. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported full bridges or dentures are designed to be long lasting.
The loss of bone that accompanies conventional dentures leads to recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile. With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
Depending upon the number of implants placed the connecting components that will hold your new teeth can be tightened down on the implant. Finally, full bridges or full dentures will be fabricated and attached to components, called abutments, or the connecting device. After a short time, you will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak.
Every case is different, and some of these steps can be combined when conditions permit. Our dental professional will work with you to determine the best treatment plan.
Implant Overdenture is a removable dental prosthesis that generally covers and rests on two or more dental implants bilaterally. Retention is obtained through use of attachments placed directly on implants or on bar super-structures.
An advantage of overdentures compared to full conventional dentures is that it helps preserve bone of the jaw, preventing bone resorption.
Overdenture helps in patients with defects of soft and hard tissue that cannot be addressed by fixed implant prosthesis when esthetics, phonetics and oral hygiene access are considered.
The main advantage is the stability of the dentures; Overdentures were created as a more stable option to conventional removable dentures.
At Green Health Dental Clinic we offer implant retained overdentures. The treatment involves fabricating removable appliance which will rest comfortably on your gums while retained by the implants that have been placed in your upper and/ or lower jaw.
Various Implant Supported Overdentures are Bar Retained Implant Supported Overdenture & Ball Retained Implant Supported Overdentures. Bar Retained Implant Supported Overdenture is secured by clips on a customized bar that connects the implants to the jaw. In Ball Retained Implant Supported Overdentures, the implants in the jaw and the denture are held together by a ball-shaped attachment which fits perfectly into the socket of the denture.
Also Called Dentures Over Implants.
Removable Dental Implants Prosthesis is a complete or partial denture supported by Implants, which is removable from the mouth by the patient.
Removable implant prosthesis is warranted when the bone and soft tissues (gum tissues) are deficient. Like in case, a buccal flange is created to replace the missing structures and the appliance must be removable for hygiene.