treatment involves placing (implanting) artificial dental
roots made of titanium to the jawbone. A natural tooth
consists of a crown (the part you see above the gums)
and the root (the part hidden under the gum). It is the
root in the jawbone that actually holds the natural
tooth in place. A Dental Implant is a small man-made
titanium fixture that serves as a replacement for the
root portion of a missing natural tooth.Titanium is
used because it is most compatible with our human body.The
dental implant placed in the bone of the upper and lower
jaw function as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Designed
for toothless areas, this is a perfect treatment modality
for a natural feel as well as aesthetic satisfaction
offered at GUMS N SMILES.
So WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER ORAL IMPLANTS ?
Anyone who has missing one or more of their teeth due
to injury, disease or decay maybe a candidate for Dental
Implants.So When You
Want the most effective
way of restoring your chewing function and superior
with your tooth replacement.
Do not want to have
your natural teeth cut down, which is required in making
a conventional dental bridge.
Cannot tolerate, wear
or chew well with your dentures.
Have lost your back
teeth making it impossible to construct a conventional
Have a long toothless
span which is not indicated for making a dental bridge.
Because of periodontal
disease your adjacent teeth are too weak to take the
load of a conventional dental bridge.
can consider oral implants.
older patients express concern that their age may prevent
from enjoying the benefits of dental mplants. However
,health is more a determining factor than age.
are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are
probably healthy enough to receive dental implant as
doctors at GUMS N SMILES will determine if you
are a candidate for dental implants after a carefull
evaluation of your dental and medical health history.
YOU WOULD LOVE YOUR DENTAL IMPLANTS...
You can EAT BETTER
can perfectly restore the chewing function as you can
feel the temperature and texture of food. A dental implant
has the same strong chewing force as that of a natural
tooth, thereby making it possible for you to chew on
hard food as well.
can have IMPROVED APPEARANCE
teeth are lost, ongoing shrinkage of the jawbone occurs
making the face look older.Dental implants can slow
or stop this process as they look and feel like your
own natural teeth.
You can have IMPROVED COMFORT
Besides having excellent aesthetic results, they feel
as comfortable as a natural tooth as they are anchored
securely to your jawbone. Dentures sit on top of the
jawbone and gums. Continuous shrinkage of the jawbone
alters the fit of the dentures resulting in slipping
or rocking of the dentures.Irritation of the gum tissue
adds to the discomfort. Since implants are secured to
the jawbone, the dental implants eliminate the pain and
discomfort of removable full or partial dentures.
PROTECTING YOUR REMAINING NATURAL TEETH
With conventional bridgework, the teeth surrounding
the missing teeth must be ground down.Dental implants
eliminate the need to modify these teeth and their overloading, resulting in a conservative and aesthetic restoration. You
can be relieved from the periodontal pain, cavities, discomfort
and bad breath that are related to wearing dentures
IT PREVENTS FURTHER RESORPTION OF THE JAWBONE FOLLOWING
the rest of the human body, the virtual 'youth' of the
dentition can be preserved by
the dental implants right through the age of hundred, thereby
eventually making them very economical!!!
LONG IS THE TREATMENT PERIOD?
placement of the implant takes just a single sitting
at GUMS N SMILES.The surgery however can commence
after a thorough diagnosis and treatment planning, which
might require sometime. It also depends on the type
of dental implant treatment provided."TEETH
IN A DAY" treatment allows patients to have
fixed teeth from the very first day of the treatment.
For a conventional dental implant treatment, usually
a healing period of 3 to 6 months is required for the
jawbone to fuse with the implant, after which the prosthesis (crown)
is constructed over the implant, completing the treatment.
IT HURT A LOT? IS THE PROCEDURE SAFE?
at all!!Since local anesthesia will be administered
before the surgery you don't feel any pain at all.Just
as with any surgery, there can be some discomfort.Pain
which may occur after the surgery can be very effectively
controlled with oral medications.
Most patients at GUMS N SMILES reported that
they were much more comfortable during and after the
procedure then they anticipated! Boasting of excellent
bio-compatibility, implants are absolutely safe and not
harmfull to the human body!!
SUCCESFULL IS THE TREATMENT? HOW LONG CAN AN ORAL IMPLANT
1975 to 2009, implant success ranged between 90% to 100% ,according
to clinical studies. In view of the high success of modern
oral implant treatment, an implant can be considered
as a long lasting medical treatment option that does
not need to be changed.The service life of an oral implant
can however be affected by factors like aseptic protocols
followed during the procedure, meticulous daily cleaning
by the patient, regular professional maintainance, smoking