In general, they are dental fixtures used to replace missing tooth/teeth. A Dental Implant consists of three main components: A small titanium screw-like unit (the implant itself), an abutment, and a dental crown (or dental bridge). Each of the components has its own important function. The implant itself serves as the replacement for the missing tooth roots to prevent further bone loss and more importantly, being made out of titanium, it eventually integrates with your jawbone (osseointegration) thus serving as the basic foundation for the whole dental implant structure. The abutment serves as a connector between the implant screw and the dental crown, which actually serves as your visible “new tooth.”
Dental Implant procedures can usually be completed in two stages after the necessary initial assessment and treatment planning – The Surgical Stage and the Restorative Stage.
The Surgical Stage involves the implant screw placement directly into your jawbone which would allow a bone-integration phase. This bone-integration process is also known as osseointegration, and usually takes place between 3 to 6 months, depending on your body’s healing factors.
The Restorative Stage is where the final prosthetic or dental crown is properly attached to your healed implant unit using the abutment. Your dentist will utilize certain techniques to make sure that proper fitting, occlusion (bite), and great aesthetics is achieved, as well as providing you with appropriate after-care and maintenance instructions for your newly replaced tooth/teeth.
Basically, anyone who is missing one or more of their teeth due to injury, disease, or decay may be a candidate for Dental Implants. In case where you have a number of teeth missing, Dental Implants can be used in conjunction with dental crowns, dental bridges, or even full-dentures to replace them. The rule of thumb is, if you're healthy enough to have a tooth extraction procedure, you're probably healthy enough for a Dental Implant Procedure.
Dental Implants are the new generation in tooth replacement solutions, thus having significant advantages over other methods like Dentures or Dental Bridges:
At Sea Smile Dental Clinic, we focus on bringing back your great smile. Full efforts are exerted when it comes to our practice in Implant Dentistry. Apart from an improved appearance and self-esteem, Dental Implants will let you reap such added benefits like:
Implant Dentistry is increasingly being recognized as the quintessential method in tooth replacement. For over 30 years now, it has proven itself far more beneficial compared to its traditional counterparts like dentures or dental bridges, specifically on functionality and appearance. Furthermore, with proper care and maintenance, Dental Implants can last you a lifetime of such great benefits. A lot of our patients world-wide are continuously reaping such benefits brought about by restoring their smile with Dental Implants.