Dental implant is one of the best solutions for toothless problem. Patients who have lost one or some teeth but using dentures is very hard for them can choose dental implant treatment.
The first stage for dental implant treatment is dentist examinations. A professional dentist can plan for dental implant treatment by a correct diagnosis and general condition control and considering patient’s oral health. The dentist may order for radiography, if necessary, diagnose implant areas easier.
The next step in one-stage dental implant is preparing selected implant based on the suitable type, quality and price for patient. Then, dental implant is inserted in patient’s jaw bone. It has no side effects or complications for patients.
The dentist considers a rest period for the patient. This time is for creating correct connection between the implant and jaw bone. In this stage, the patient is toothless but he/she can use temporary prosthesis for preserving aesthetic aspects. Obviously, this has a separate cost for the patient.
In the next stage, the site is prepared for inserting dental prosthesis on the dental implant. The dentist should prepare a mold of patient’s teeth. At this point, dental implant has been inserted in patient’s jaw bone and preparing mold is done based on the prosthesis.
The main duty of this prosthesis is creating a stable and strong structure instead of lost teeth. The most important advantage of them is related to aesthetic aspects. The patient can select the color of prosthesis for inserting on the implant but the color harmony between the prosthesis and natural teeth of the patient is one of the duties of the dentist.
These prostheses are also called veneer. They are mainly used as a cover for damaged teeth because of tooth decay or thinned wall teeth or broken teeth. In fact, restoration operation is due to this prosthesis. The crowns that are used in Iran market and are compatible with other natural teeth are porcelain or zirconia crowns.
Implant crown is made in laboratory for 2-stage dental implant. The crown is inserted on the abatement (one of the implant components) by the dentist. At this point, the patient is asked to control the color and comfort of the prosthesis. It will be used as permanent crown, if the patient is satisfied of it.
It is necessary to observe all oral health points for dental implant similar to natural tooth to improve dental implant lifespan. It is recommended to avoid chewing hard or harmful foods. Using regular mouthwash and floss is necessary.
Dental implant is made of Titanium alloy. It can be inserted inside the jaw bones in upper and lower jaws; then, dental prosthesis is fixed. Dental implant alloy (Titanium) is resistant against oxygen, acid and corrosion. Dental implant is considered as a stable mainstay for dentures. Bridges on dental implant and dentures are motionless. Dental implant stable mainstays help the dentures, bridges and crown function.
What are dental implant advantages? Dental implant is a thin pin that is made of pure Titanium and is compatible with the body. This pin is inserted in jaw bone. Dentures are connected to dental implant. It takes 3 to 6 months for bone restoration and growth around the dental implant.
Bone graft is a procedure for bone restoration when the teeth are lost and the teeth bone is depleted because of genetic reasons or gum diseases and we don’t have enough bone for dental implant.
The correct definition of implants:
Implant is a kind of reconstruction and restoration of dental health because in this procedure, chewing, correct speaking and aesthetic aspects of teeth are considered. In fact, restoration of teeth by dental implement increases the beauty of the face and on the other hand, it is a kind of treatment. But, it will prescribe for a number of people. For example; smokers with 20 cigarettes per day are not good candidates for dental Implant. Also people with osteoporosis and diabetes are not good candidates for dental Implants because it is ineffective.