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Dental Implants: Types & Procedure Problems – Implantes Dentales

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Dental implants are quickly gaining fame as a convenient method for replacing teeth. Unlike other teeth replacement procedures such as bridges and dentures, dental implants mimic the natural tooth and fuse with the jawbone through osseointegration. For this reason, dental implants provide permanency and are therefore suitable in the long run. However, it is essential to understand the procedures and associated problems that may accompany dental implants. Here are some of the points Vita Dental would like you to note.

What Are the Types of Dental Implants?

There are two types of dental implants:

Endosteal (In the bone): These are the most common type of implants and mainly include screws placed directly in the bone. Each implant then holds one or more prosthesis. Endosteal implants are a common alternative for patients with bridges and removable dentures.
Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are dental implants placed on top of the jaw. The metal framework protruding through the gum supports the prosthesis. This procedure is standard for patients who cannot wear dentures or have minimal bone density.

What Is the Procedure for Dental Implants?

The period and specifications of each procedure depend primarily on your dental health, the dentist, and periodontist. However, the following is the general procure you can expect when you visit Vita Dental:

1.  Assessments and Planning

Once you approach your dentist, it his duty to assess your problem and carry out a general inspection of your oral health and your general health. It is advisable for your dentist to consult your doctor. You should expect procedures such as blood tests, X-rays, and teeth impressions will be made.
The specialist will also determine if your jawbone is ready for an implant procedure, and decide if you need treatment for oral diseases such as gingivitis. Your specialist should also check for any allergic reactions that may occur due to dental implants. At Vita Dental, we ensure that we provide you with all the information that is crucial to your dental implant procedure for the best results.

2. Surgery

The implants can be placed in one procedure like in the 4-in-one technique, or in two operations. You need not worry about the pain because local anaesthesia is administered.

3. Prosthetic Placement

This procedure involved placement of the final prosthesis. It depends on the stability of the implant and may be placed immediately or after several months for osseointegration to take place.

4. Maintenance
Just like natural teeth, dental implants also require proper oral care. While they are not susceptible to decay, they may be affected by periimplantitis.

What Are Some of the Problems Associated with Dental Implants?

Lack of Osseointegration

Osseointegration is the process through which the implant fuses with the bone. Sometimes, the process may not take place as expected and the implant may fall out or show signs of bone loss after a year. Several factors may cause osseointegration not to take place and include:

  • Overloading
  • Insufficient bone density
  • Damage to surrounding tissue
  • Sudden Impact
  • Fractured Implants
  • Peri-Implantitis

This is an infection that occurs during or after the procedure. Bacteria may also be introduced to the open wound through the cement used to secure the crown to the abutment. Once infected, patients experience inflammation and swelling around the gum.
Unfortunately, peri-implantitis may cause bone loss and implant failure. The implant may have to be removed for treatment to be administered. Patients with diabetes, thin gums, smokers, and those with poor oral hygiene are at high risk of developing periimplantitis. For this reason, it is essential to be honest with your dentist, for the best treatment plan.

Nerve and Tissue Damage

When an implant is too close to a nerve, a patient may experience pain, tingling,and numbness in the gums, cheek, tongue, lips,and lips. The damage may be temporary or permanent. However, these problems often occur with an inexperienced dentist, but with Vita Dental, you are assured that only professional will handle your surgery.
Tissue damage occurs during the dental procedure, and once healing occurs, the tissue should go back to normal.

Overloading

This problem occurs when undue pressures are placed on the protruding crown, especially when osseointegration has not entirely taken place. Overloading is common after immediate loading, a procedure in which the abutment and crown are placed together with the implant. Unfortunately, undue stresses disrupt osseointegration and may lead to failure of the implant.

Sinus Problems

Sometimes, sinus augmentation, which involves lifting some of the bone into the sinus cavity, may cause swelling and infection. Although the goal is to create more space for a bone graft, complications may occur. Patients are advised to inform their dentists of sinus issues before any dental procedures.

Conclusion

Once the procedure is completed, Vita Dental care will prepare a checkup routine for you to ensure that problems are detected early and solved immediately. Our goal is to ensure that each dental implant procedure becomes successful and gives you the desired functionality. For more information, contact us through our website, or visit our offices.

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