A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or bridge into that area. An implant doesn’t come loose like a denture. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.

A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or bridge into that area.

An implant doesn’t come loose like a denture. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.

Benefits

A dental implant can do wonders for self-esteem, because it feels and looks like a normal tooth. Many people who were shy about smiling because of a space from a lost tooth feel more comfortable after a dental implant. Beyond the aesthetics, a dental implant also makes it easier to eat and speak, because a titanium post secured directly in the jaw holds the implant in place.

Procedure

If you are considering dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. Or if there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw you may require a sinus lift. A sinus lift is a surgery performed by an oral surgeon or a periodontist. During surgery bone is added to the upper jaw between the jaw and the maxillary sinuses, in the area of the molars and premolars. Implants are usually more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement

Types of Dental Implant

  • Single tooth implant
  • Full mouth dental implant
  • All on 4 Implants
  • Zygomatic Implants
  • Immediate Implants

All on 4 Implants

It was first developed by Dr.Paulo Malo at Malo Clinic, Lisbon, Portugal. All on 4 implant procedure is a graft less implant placement procedure to restore edentulous jaws in Upper and Lower jaws by Placing Implants. In this procedure the posterior implants are placed in an angulated or tilted manner for utilizing maximum amount of bone thereby getting very good bone support and maximum surface area.

Immediate Implants

If the implants are placed immediately when the tooth is removed the procedure is known as Immediate Dental Implant. Immediate implant has now become a significant part of implant therapy and provides timely esthetic implant restorations

Maxillary Sinus Lift Implants

The maxillary sinus augmentation procedure is aimed at regaining maxillary bone height. The suitability of the process for dental implants can be determined only by experienced dental implant specialists.