Millions of people around the globe suffer tooth loss due to various reasons such as direct trauma, road traffic accidents, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. For many decades, the limited restorative options available for affected people were dentures, bridges, and root canal. The most promising benefit of a root implant procedure is that it is less invasive; however, there are chances that the procedure won’t be successful and sometimes even have to be redone after every 5 to 10 years. If your root canal fails, the ultimate option to treat your damaged tooth will be a dental implant.
Nowadays, most dentists recommend having a dental implant instead of dentures, bridges, or a root canal, especially in case of severely damaged teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial replacement of the original tooth that look and function much like the real ones. This procedure uses a metal device (screwlike posts) to replace damaged or missing teeth. The implant will be inserted into your healthy jaw bone, or bone graft is placed if your bone is not healthy enough to hold the implant in its place.
There are many FUNCTIONAL and Asthetic advantages to dental implants, such as:
At Chaves Dental Care, we use guided implantation technique for placement of the implant. As its name suggests, this procedure helps the dentist accurately place the implant in the most predictable, efficient, and safe manner.
Obtaining the CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) from the patient is the first step in guided implantation. This X-ray imaging technique allows dentists to visualize the patient’s dental framework in 3D. Using a computer software, the mouth scans and CBCT of the patient are superimposed to create a more detailed image.
Afterwards, planning of the implant placement is done according to the anatomical characteristics and CBCT results of the patient. The next step involves choosing the right type of implant and designing a surgical splint that guides the surgeon during the surgical intervention. After designing work, the file is exported and further printed using a 3D printer in different biocompatible materials.
To obtain a greater stability, the splint is placed resting on the adjacent teeth. It is followed by the drilling process and placement of the implant according to the previously planned position as suggested by the CBCT.
The time frame required for this procedure depends on several factors – such as your age, general dental hygiene, compactness of the jawbone and other associated body conditions. After placement of the implant, your dentist will wait for a few good weeks or months to let the area completely heal. Crown – the upper or visible part of a dental implant (that looks like a tooth) – is placed in the second phase to complete the procedure.
Due to a high success rate, the dental implants have been lauded as one of the safest, effective and modern advancements in dental surgery. The implants can last for decades as they are made up of resilient metals such as titanium. The risk of infection, once the implant has been placed is less than 1 percent.
At Chaves Dental Care, dental specialists draw on their vast experience to help provide dental implant treatment and care exactly the way that you need. Each year, our highly skilled doctors and nurses perform dental implant procedures to replace missing teeth in hundreds of people. We have a multi-specialty team, including prosthodontists (specialists who deal with dental problems that involve restoring missing teeth), periodontists (experts in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of periodontal disease), oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and ENT specialists that works together to provide a customized solution for you. We are determined to provide the finest quality dental implant services with a computerized surgical guide that reduces the chances of complications and increases the rate of success.