Conventional Dental Implants
Missing teeth? Worry not! As we can replace your missing teeth with Biohorizon Implants, the best Dental Implants available and known throughout the world. Our Implants are achieved with the most efficient, skilful, experienced touch and at the most competitive price in our Implant Centre. Don’t hesitate to collect information from our experienced staff and discuss your treatment plan with our most experienced Implantologist, Dr.Mayura Gamalath. The Biohorizon Implants we use is well known by dentists from all around the world which ensures our patients will obtain the highest quality treatment they deserve.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the bone of the jaw in place of a lost tooth. This will in turn act as a support to a replacement tooth or bridge that resembles a natural tooth in appearance.
Such an implant will allow you to chew normally as if you still had your own tooth.
Procedures for implant treatment
1. An incision (socket) is made in the jawbone in which to place the implant body.
2. Once the implant body is placed into the jawbone, the incision is closed.
3. Over the next several months, the implant body and the surrounding bone are allowed to bond firmly together.
4. An incision is made again to attach an extension (abutment) to support an artificial tooth on the implant body. Then, a mould of the mouth and teeth is made to produce the artificial tooth.
5. An artificial tooth is produced.
6. The artificial tooth is placed on the extension attached to the implant body.
7. Consequently, you can achieve a natural-looking appearance and comfortable chewing ability.
To keep your implant in place for a long time, at-home oral care and regular dental visits are required.
Dental Implants Treatments
> Single tooth replacements with Conventional Dental Implants
Replacing a single tooth can be achieved with a conventional bridge or an implant-retained crown.
The conventional fixed partial denture (fixed bridge) requires that your dentist drills down two or more adjacent teeth to create space for the crowns of the prosthetic teeth. Placing a bridge on natural teeth increases the functional forces that are placed upon them and makes the use of floss between the teeth more difficult. Conventional bridges may need to be replaced if the supporting teeth develop cavities or periodontal disease. In a certain percentage of instances, while preparing the adjacent teeth for crowns (i.e. drilling down a tooth), the preparatory procedure will cause the nerve of the tooth to die and require root canal treatment to eliminate infection of the nerve.
An implant-retained crown avoids the need to restore the adjacent teeth and also replaces the support that is lost with the missing tooth. This allows normal flossing as if the replacement implant were a natural tooth. An implant is placed in the position of the missing tooth. When the implant is stable and ready for loading, an abutment can be attached to the implant that will connect the final crown to the implant. An impression is made to record the contours of the abutment or the position of the implant top. The crown is then fabricated and fixed in place using cement or screws. An implant crown is not susceptible to cavities but may develop complications if oral hygiene is not maintained. The implant restoration should be routinely evaluated in time intervals that are determined by the conditions of the remaining natural teeth and the implant.
> Immediate replacement of missing tooth with dental implants
If you know you are about to lose a tooth, or if you have suddenly lost a tooth, there may be a chance that you can get your tooth replaced with an ‘immediate’ dental implant.
If you have lost a tooth and more than two days have gone by since it happened, you’ll find lots of useful information on our Single tooth replacements with Conventional Dental Implants
> Implant support multiunit dental bridges
> Implant support over denture
> Total mouth rehabilitation with the support of Dental Implants