Dental Implants – Replacing Missing Teeth
If one or more of your teeth are missing, there are a number of ways to replace them. An alternative to bridges, partials or complete dentures may be dental implants. Implants are used to replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth.
What is an Dental Implants?
TheDental Implants therapy consists of the installation of artificial dental root(fixture) and the connection of dental crown, the tooth head, to the root. The implant has a similar structure to that of the original tooth, therefore, it is called as ‘the second permanent tooth’.
However, the bridge requires cutting the intact adjacent teeth, and also gives a burden to the teeth. Although the implant therapy requires longer period than that of the bridge, it gives you ‘semi-permanent’ teeth by the best method concerning the teeth health.
Procedure for Dental Implants Therapy:
Features of Dental Implant?
With the technology of ‘Anatomage Guide Implant’ through 3D I-CAT CT, we perform a safer and more precise implant surgery.
In the surgery of ‘Anatomage Guide Dental Implant’, surgical simulation is proceeded on the computer based information about the patient from 3D CT scanning. It has never been done in the conventional implant surgery.
In the conventional panorama X-ray, 2D image shows overlapped or distorted oral structure. Therefore, there have been difficulties in the exact anatomic analysis and diagnosis. However, in the stereoscopic image by the 3D CT scanning, the understanding of important anatomic structure have become possible although it is deeply hidden: the length, width, and depth of jaw bone(alveolar bone), even nerve. Based on the most precise data(generated by computer simulations) among the results from the surgical simulations, the Implant Anatomage Guide is fabricated(or produced). With the Anatomage Guide on your mouth, the safer and more precise surgery can be proceeded.
The strengths of ‘Anatomage Guide Dental Implant’ :
- With application of the most appropriate results from the surgical simulations, the safer and more precise implant surgery is guaranteed.
- With dental implant installation into the accurately planned positions, the surgery time has decreased. With minimal gingival incision, complications after the surgery, like swelling, bleeding, pain, and discomforts from stitches, are minimized.
- Before the surgery, the surgeons analyze not only the teeth, but also the nerve position in your jaw bone with the stereoscopic image by the 3D CT scanning. Thus, the risk of damage in the nerve from molar implant surgery can be prevented.
- With fewer visits for our surgery than those for the conventional surgery, long distance commute patients are highly satisfied with Anatomage Guide Dental Implant.
Types of Dental Implant:
- Aesthetic Zirconia implant
As for the implant surgery for the outwardly-displayed teeth like the front teeth, essential is the installation of aesthetic implant. The aesthetic implant is manufactured concerning aesthetic aspects as well as functional aspects. The aesthetic implant surgery provided by S-PLANT dental hospital gives a natural color of the tooth as your original one, with the use of zirconia abutment, which has the high strength and transparency.
- Bone graft
For the installation of implant, a proper alveolar bone volume is essential. If the alveolar bone is damaged or crushed so that the implant surgery is difficult, the surgery can be proceeded with the increase in the amount of the alveolar bone with your autogenous bone or artificial one. There are two ways of implant surgery. Depending on the amount of residual alveolar bone, the one is the implant surgery is accomplished 3 to 6 months after the alveolar bone augmentation, and the other is that the implant surgery is proceeded with the alveolar bone augmentation simultaneously.
- Dental Implants overdenture
Implant overdenture helps you increasing your biting force, more than that of the conventional denture (complete denture). First of all, 2 to 4 implants are installed in the anterior region. Then, denture is placed with the connecting bar, ring, magnets or snap fasteners, so that the implant overdenture is not easily put out and helps you in eating tough food easier. Due to the smaller number of implant, the cost is relatively reasonable to the full-mouth implant reconstruction. The overdenture gives more comfortable eating and less harm to the gum than conventional denture.
- Reoperation of dental implant
In case of removing the placed implant with a wrong treatment plan, lack of experience of doctors, product’s fault or careless management, the additional implant surgery is needed. Re-implantation requires high technique and lots of experience of professional doctors.
- Intravenous sedation for implant
Intravenous sedation relieve the fear, stress, and pain from dental treatment. After the patient’s tension relaxed by sedation, the implant surgery is proceeded. You can undergo an implant surgery in peace as if you are sleeping. The implant sedation clinic of S-PLANT dental hospital provides the operation under anesthesia specialist and staff, with monitoring patient’s condition and perfect emergency equipments.
Before and After Photos of Dental Implants: