Dental implants are the most natural and long lasting replacement of a natural tooth,it provides replacment solutions that are far more superior to bridges and dentures
AN INSIGHT INTO DENTAL IMPLANTS:
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth.
1- ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS
Implants can not be placed in these situations:
• Heart diseases affecting the valves (valvulopathy)
• Recent infarcts
• Severe cardiac insufficiency, cardiomyopathy
• Active cancer, certain bone diseases (osteomalacia, Paget’s disease, brittle bones syndrome, etc.)
• Certain immunological diseases, immunosuppressant treatments, clinical AIDS, awaiting an organ transplant
• Certain mental diseases
• Strongly irradiated jaw bones (radiotherapy treatment)
• Treatments of osteoporosis
• Children: not before the jaw bones have stopped growing (in general 17-18 years).
On the other hand advanced age does not pose problems if the patient’s general condition is good.
2- RELATIVE CONTRAINDICATIONS
The indication to place implants will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with the greatest caution:
• Diabetes (particularly insulin-dependent),
• Angina pectoris (angina),
• Seropositivity (absolute contraindication for clinical AIDS),
• Significant consumption of tobacco.
• Certain mental diseases,
• Radiotherapy to the neck or face
• Certain auto-immune diseases,
• Drug and alcohol dependency,
3- RELATIVE LOCAL CONTRAINDICATIONS
The indication to place implants will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with caution:
• An insufficient quantity of bone.
• Certain diseases of the mucous membranes of the mouth.
• Periodontal diseases (loosening of the teeth); it is necessary to clean up the gums and stabilise the disease first.
• Severe grinding or clenching of the teeth.
• An unbalanced relationship between the upper and lower teeth.
• Infections in the neighbouring teeth
• Poor hygiene of the mouth and teeth.
Of course, this list is not exhaustive and it is entirely up to the practitioner who is examining you and asking questions to establish any contraindication
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE LIKE?
Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs
- Replacing All of Your Teeth If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.
- Sinus Augmentation A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
- Ridge Modification Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.
Care and hygiene of implants
Outside of periodic checks in our Dental clinic, daily hygiene is of prime importance for good health, the longevity of your implants and thus of your teeth.
Brush the teeth and crowns on implants every day.
2- INTER-TOOTH BRUSH:
Pass the inter-tooth brush and/or dental floss between the crowns at least once a day.
10 point post-operative instructions
After dental implant(s) have been inserted please follow these instructions:
You may feel pain after the intervention to insert a dental implant and the intensity can be very variable from person to person. Take the medicine prescribed for pain before it appears, as soon as possible, within an hour of the intervention. Repeat this dose as needed. Do not exceed the dose daily prescribed. DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN OR RELATED DRUGS.
A little bleeding which colours the saliva red is normal for the first 2 to 3 days. Avoid rinsing and spitting, which aggravate the loss of blood. If the bleeding is persistent, bite on a dry, folded compress at the spot that is bleeding for 30 minutes and apply an ice pack to the cheek.
Your cheek may swell. Apply an ice pack (wrapped in a cloth) to the cheek for the first few hours. The puffing up will be at its maximum on the second day. Avoid heat.
This may go up to 38°C during the 48 hours following the operation.
Do not use a mouthwash or brush the teeth on the day of the intervention, wait till the next day to do this.
6- WHAT NOT TO EAT:
Avoid hot food and drink for 2-3 days after the intervention. Avoid hard food or food that might hurt (chips, crusty bread, etc.)
A haematoma (bruise) to the cheek or the neck is frequent and is not serious. It appears in the days that follow the intervention.
8- SUTURE THREADS:
The sutures in the mouth will either dissolve within 15 days or may be removed approximately 10 days later,in case of single piece implant systems no sutures are given.
If you have a removable prosthesis that covers the area where the implant(s) was/were made, avoid wearing it until healing is complete. (as instructed by the surgeon)
10- DON’T SMOKE!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER RECEIVING A DENTAL IMPLANT?
As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply!. it is necessary to periodically get them evaluated and check up.
Dr. Ihde Dental implant system is used at our set up.
The IHDE® Implant System (BCS/KOS/BOI) is result of many years’ experience in dental implantology and prosthodontics with the most advanced manufacturing technology based on the latest scientific know-how. This concentrated knowlegde allows IHDE patients to get back their former srength and charm, and returns their smile. Basal implants, were developed additionally and primarily for for use in the atrophied jawbone. They can be applied where very little vertical bone is present, while the supply of horizontal bone is still sufficient, even if these quantities are not contiguous. There are no difficult or impossible cases for implantologists familiar with basal implants, and their use leads in all cases straight forward to the desired treatment result.
IHDE® Immediate loading system advantages?
Ihde Dental implants (Dr. Ihde Dental – BCS/KOS/BOI) can be loaded into position immediately after tooth extraction and can form units with other type of implants, or with other teeth that allow it. The result is a very stable construction, which can be safely placed immediately by surgeon and which satisfies high aesthetic standards. These technique can be used over 99% of the patients. Usualy 72 hour after implant placement they can get new permanent bridge construction.
The special feature of the IHDE® Implant System (BCS/KOS/BOI) is bicortical anchoring in the most solid part of the bone. This provides a ideal fit to make your dental implant as secure as possible.
KOS dental implants:
The KOS Implant system is made up of the highly fracture resistant Ti6Al4V ELI Titanium alloy pursuant to ASTM F136. They are single piece implants with apical compression threads designed for immediate loading.
Special features of KOS dental implants are,
KOS system is backed by 13 years of experience
Thanks to the apical compression threads,they can be immediately loaded..that means you can get your permanent teeth in 3 days
Very much affordable,bringing it within the reach of a significantly greater number of patients
1)Can be inserted transgingivally..i.e by flapless method
2)Quicker healing time
3)Very minimal bleeding
4)No post treatment pain or discomfort
5)No sutures necessary