Dental implants are accuracy manufactured threaded screws which can be inserted into the jawbone and which integrate into the bone of the jaw providing an extremely secure base which can support a crown, fixed denture or bridge. Dental implants are manufactured from titanium or titanium alloy; these materials are used as they are least likely to be rejected by the body’s immune system. They act as an effective replacement for the root of a tooth that has been lost.
The first step is a comprehensive examination of existing teeth, bone and gums. This allows for an accurate diagnosis and discovery of the potential solutions to your condition.
During the first visit, Dr. Jay will perform a visual examination and evaluate radiographs (x-rays). He will then discuss his findings with you, recommend treatment solutions, and help you determine the most appropriate treatment for you.
We invite our patients to have a family member or friend participate in our discussions, which most patients find very beneficial. In addition, any financial matters will be discussed in detail and in a confidential setting before any treatment is started.
In some cases it is possible to avoid an initial consolation. If you could have a panoramic x-ray taken elsewhere and sent to us, we can usually determine the best way to proceed without the need for an initial consultation.
The surgical placement of dental implants causes only minor discomfort similar to having a tooth removed. Post-operative discomfort is controlled with the use of prescriptions. Many persons return to work the day of their surgery.
By using modern implant techniques even patients who have low sinus cavities or a reduced level of bone density are now able to have dental implants. We provide sinus lifts and bone reconstruction to patients who have these issues, and we use advanced techniques such as ct scans and guided surgery to prevent the requirement for complicated surgical treatment, by providing us with the opportunity to place dental implants in the best possible position, avoiding nerve canals and sinus cavities.
A small percentage of dental implants are rejected by the body’s natural immune system. Studies have shown the average implant rejection rate worldwide to be 4%. The implant rejection percentage at our clinic is less than 1%. In the event of an implant being rejected by the patient’s immune system there are a number of clinical remedies which can be given.
Normally when all the teeth are lost then with dental implants you can have the comfort of natural teeth. Dental implants are threaded screw made of titanium which are placed in the jaw bone and they serve the purpose of natural teeth and then taking support of them we prepare the full mouth ceramic bride on top of them.
Normally we need to place 8 implants for upper as well as 6 implants for the lower jaw, then later on we prepare 12 unit ceramic bridge for each upper and lower jaw. Implant are placed under the effect of local anesthesia and normally it takes 2 hrs to place implants for the lower jaw and then later on after a gap of roughly one week we can do the same procedure for the upper jaw. Normally we suggest to wait for 4 to 5 months before we go for the final teeth, so that is possible when you come for the second visit, and at that time you need to stay for 15 days.
We can give you temporary removable denture for next few months so that you are not without teeth for long time.
Implants as a solution to missing teeth has been practiced for a few decades. Generally, because of advances in implant dentistry over the years, dental implants can have success rates above 96% in natural bone. Having said that, success rates depend on many factors, for example, the patient’s own health status or whether he/she is a smoker. Of course, regular check ups and diligently maintaining one’s oral hygiene is also of utmost importance in preventing failure.
Whereas no medical treatment can be guaranteed 100 percent without risks and failures, implant operation can be considered very safe..
With proper maintenance they normally last for up to fifteen years. By comparison, a dental bridge which is supported by natural teeth is only expected to last for eight years. With an effective dental hygiene routine – just as with your natural teeth – dental implants can last for a substantially longer period. Regular appointments with a dental hygienist are advised to increase the longevity of the implant.
The artificial tooth (crown) which is attached to the implant can only be placed and taken out by a dentist. However, implant retained dentures can be removed by the patient enabling them to be cleaned.
Yes, all of our consultations will give prospective patients detailed information and a professional opinion of which treatments are required. The treatment which you finally receive is entirely your choice.
Yes, if the patient has sufficient bone density and depth of bone, a dental implant can be placed immediately following a tooth extraction.
Patients are encouraged to look after their implanted teeth in the same way as they should with natural teeth. This simply means frequent brushing, flossing and attending regular dental appointments. Smoking should also be avoided to increase the longevity of the implants.