DOES DENTAL IMPLANT WORK SUCCESSFULLY FOR ALL CASES?
- DOES DENTAL IMPLANT WORK SUCCESSFULLY FOR ALL CASES?
- 1. What are dental implants?
- 2. Advantages and disadvantages of dental implants
- 3. Disadvantages of dental implants
- 4. Cases suitable for dental implants
- 5. How long does it take to get dental implants?
- 6. Types of Implants
The dental implant is a method of placing metal posts into the jawbone to replace lost teeth. Therefore, materials of the implant post should be compatible with the jawbone to avoid causing future invasion and infection. So, what exactly is a dental implant? What needs to notice before choosing dental implants? Let’s follow the following article.
1. What are dental implants?
A Swedish orthodontist is a person who invented the method of the dental implant in 1952. Dental implants are considered the preeminent method in dentistry An implant is a metal object shaped like a nail, a screw, surgically placed in the jawbone. After a few months, it will bond with natural bone, acting as a replacement for the lost tooth root and as a pillar for the replacement porcelain teeth or bridge. The huge advantage of the implant is the ability to integrate with the jawbone like a real one, so it can stand without affecting the surrounding teeth, with high stability. Thanks to the development of science and technology today, the implant success rate can be up to 98%.
The huge advantage of the implant is the ability to integrate with the jawbone like a real one, so it can stand without affecting the surrounding teeth, with high stability. Thanks to the development of science and technology today, the implant success rate can be up to 98%.
2. Advantages and disadvantages of dental implants
a. Restoring lost teeth in a comprehensive way
Dental implants help fully restore lost teeth from the root to the chewing surface. Implant teeth will play the role and structure like a natural tooth. Until now, there is no other method that can do what implants do, other methods mainly only help restore chewing surface.
b. Prevent bone loss, gum recession
When bone loss for a long time, it will make the jawbone area at the root of the tooth empty, leading to the jaw bone gradually disappearing, which is very dangerous for oral health.
The dental implant helps prevent bone loss because a titanium post plays a role like the natural tooth root. This is considered an outstanding advantage of implants compared to other methods.
c. Does not affect other teeth
With the method of bridge restoration, you will need to grind two adjacent teeth to make a pillar for the porcelain bridge. All of this causes complications for teeth being ground such as making teeth more sensitive, susceptible to sensitivity, tooth decay. And the implant method helps to overcome this, it does not affect any teeth as all operations only affect the missing teeth, so it is possible to preserve adjacent natural teeth.
d. Durable, long life, chewing like natural teeth
One of the outstanding advantages of dental implants is that they are durable and can withstand chewing forces like natural teeth. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Besides, customers have a chewing feeling like natural teeth, without feeling uncomfortable
The lifespan of dental implants is maintained for a lifetime if you know how to take care and clean them properly. Therefore, the dental implant is not dangerous, but it brings a sense of security and confidence, strong and aesthetic teeth just like natural teeth.
3. Disadvantages of dental implants
a. Not suitable for children under 16 years old
16-year-old patients should not have dental implants because, at this time, the jawbone has not yet developed, the jaw bone density is still low which leads the implant will not be strong enough.
b. High cost
The cost of dental implants is high compared to other methods. According to johntgreendds.com, the total expected cost is between 1500-6000 USD per unit. This estimate includes surgery and initial consultation. However, the price also depends on the teeth’ condition and the choice of implant material.
c. Prolonged treatment time
The treatment process is more complicated and time-consuming than other methods. The average time of implant treatment is about six months or more depending on the case. In addition, during the treatment period, the patient must visit the dentist regularly
d. Not suitable for everyone
Not everyone can get dental implants as it often requires additional treatments such as sinus lifting, bone grafting. For the best results, patients must cooperate and follow doctors’ instructions
4. Cases suitable for dental implants
Dental implants are a method that is suitable for all positions in the mouth. Dental implants can be applied following cases:
– Lost one natural tooth
– Teeth are damaged, severely decayed, need to be removed
– You have one or more missing teeth on your molars
– The molars are too weak, not strong enough to lift the bridge
– Both the old molars have lost their function that needs to restore new teeth
– The patient previously had dentures, but they were damaged
5. How long does it take to get dental implants?
How long it takes to get a dental implant depends on the patient’s oral condition, location, and the type of implant you choose. To know the time to place their implant, the patient needs to take an X-ray to check and make a preliminary evaluation
The dental implantation time will takes normally from 30-60 minutes. However, the patient needs to wait for the next 6-14 weeks for the abutment to integrate with the jawbone before attaching it to the porcelain tooth. While waiting for the abutment to integrate, the doctor will attach temporary teeth to the implant post so that the patient can live normally
+ The dental implantation takes one day
Only applicable to patients with a strong jawbone, sufficient bone density, sufficient depth, tooth position not subject to too much force during chewing, and good titanium post. The time to plant teeth will be very fast, only about one day
+ The dental implantation takes 7-10 days
Applicable to patients with a good thick jawbone, with sufficient depth, but the missing teeth are in a difficult position to perform implants or are placed under a lot of pressure when chewing
+ The dental implantation takes 3-6 months
Applicable to patients who have lost teeth for a long time, leading to bone loss, severe tooth loss, and insufficient bone volume for implant placement. In this case, it will be necessary to lift the sinus and implant the bone into the alveoli, then wait for the wound to heal before implantation, so it takes a long time.
6. Types of Implants
Over the decades, the materials used in dental implants have been thoroughly studied for their physical and chemical properties that can affect the treatment results. The implant material needs to be biocompatible, resistant to corrosion and fracture, having sufficient flexibility and toughness, and the implant components also need to be compatible with its physical properties.
Therefore, implants need to be made from titanium, titanium compounds, or Zirconium. The most common material for implants is titanium or titanium alloy. However, Zirconium will be the best choice for those who are sensitive or allergic to metals.
Currently, there are many types of implants such as Korean Dentium Implant, American Dentium Implant, French Implant. However, Traumann implant from Switzerland is still considered the best with the following advantages:
– Implant post is made of 100% high-grade titanium, high purity, safe for the body, and suitable for the oral cavity environment, so it helps promote the process of bone integration.
– Covering the abutment is a special biofilm that promotes faster compatibility between the jawbone and the implant post, only from 6-8 weeks.
– The design is more compact than others, but the hardness is better, so it can be easily attached to the jawbone faster in the short time
– The design is more compact than other types of pillars, but the hardness is better, so it can be easily attached to the jawbone in a quick time.
– The bearing capacity of the pillar is extremely good. Patients can comfortably grind and chew like natural teeth without feeling uncomfortable.
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Author: Xdent lab