What are dental implants?
A Scarsdale Dental implant is an artificial root made of metal that is inserted into the jawbone where natural teeth are missing.
Upstairs implant can place a single crown, a bridge or dentures, depending on how many teeth are missing.
Implants has the form of a screw is made of the element titanium. Titanium has the property that it is able to enter into a physico chemical compound with living bone tissue, so that it grows along with the bone and thereby locks. This process is called Osseo integration.
Why you need a dental implant treatment?
When you lose one, several or all teeth, there is a natural desire to have them replaced with artificial teeth. In addition, we have excellent and proven methods such as bridges or dentures.
The advantage of the implant treatment is that it does not involve other teeth, such as traditional bridges substitutes, which require sharpening of the adjacent teeth.
Older people who have long gone with dentures find that it gets harder and harder to control the prosthesis, because the gum shrinks.
It is understandable that you want to have teeth that stick and that you can use to chew and speak. Implant treatment can here offer opportunities for aid where you want fixed replacements. The implants are firmly anchored in the jawbone, just like the base of a house or the foundation for a Belt Bridge.
What is a dental implant treatment?
Feasibility study: First, there must be a detailed feasibility study with X-ray images.
Here you assess whether there is enough bone to place the implants in. Bone must always have a certain width and a certain height in order to receive implants. If there is too little bone, can be completed by either the patient’s own bone (transplant) or artificial bone. Also known as membrane techniques can be considered when the bone is to be restored.
A bone structure, however, means that the treatment is extended in time and that it will be more expensive.
Once the patient has been referred to a treatment center and has accepted this, the first phase begin. It consists in the agreed number of implants implanted in the jaw.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia, and is usually not uncomfortable. The principle is that a hole is drilled into the jawbone where the implant is gently turned down. Some types of implants covered with mucous membrane over the healing period, while the other protrudes through the mucosa into the oral cavity.
Recovery Time: After placement of the implants to be a healing period, the implant will not be strained. It usually lasts 1-3 months in the lower jaw and 2-5 months in the upper jaw. The bone is not as close to the upper jaw, so healing takes longer.
If it is of aesthetic significance, can be in healing time, temporary replacement of a single tooth, made a removable denture smile or a stuck bridge glued to the adjacent teeth. If the prosthesis, may be used during the healing period.
Abutmentoperationen: After the healing period is successfully completed and an X-ray showed that the implants is well healed in and associated with the bone, is amended as abutmentoperationen.
Upstairs implant is there an adapter (if it is not already there in advance), which connects the implant to the oral cavity. At this abutment will be initially a small healing cap for the gums to heal nicely around the implant.
Imprint to the implant: When the gums have healed after two to four weeks, taking an impression for crown, bridge or denture. The impression is sent to the laboratory technique, and when the final compensation is returned, it is either screwed or cemented to the abutment. Many full dentures stuck via a pressure lock function on small balls or clips on top of a rod connection between the implants.
Important checks to ensure that the bite suit: After submission following are some important checks to ensure that the bit fits the gums behave normally, and not least, the street cleaning (hygiene) is in order. There must also be x-rays once in a while to observe the bone response. It is extremely important to comply with the inspections, as it is easier to correct any problems while they are still small.
What is the prognosis of implants (durability)?
Durability depends, of course, on many factors, since people are different. Under the best conditions functioning jaw implants after 10 years in the mouth in 97 percent of cases, and in the maxilla after 10 years in 95 percent of cases.
In recent years, people have tried to insert the implants immediately after a tooth is removed, but the risk of something going wrong is far greater than the specified conventional method.
Factors that may impair graft survival are:
Heavy load because of the hard bite
Poor oral hygiene
Deferred or missed inspections.
Inspections are important because many problems can be detected in time, while they are small and can be corrected before they become big.
What if an implant falling out?
It is always difficult to lose an implant, but in most cases heal the hole in the jawbone quickly, and a new implant can be placed in already after three months.
Most implant systems have warranty on their products, so if you change it, it means no or very little cost to the patient.
Are implants dangerous to the jaw?
In one must answer no. There is no risk of metal poisoning or other unpleasantness. The biggest problem is infection (inflammation) around the implants, which is a direct consequence of the lack of cleanliness around them. But the infection can usually be killed by local treatment (treatment) or antibiotics.
Approximately one fifth have problems with inflammation around their implants.
If implants are not very expensive?
Everything’s relative. If, for example, lost a front tooth, an implant costs in the range of kr. 7,000, which is far less than the cost of a 3-unit bridge. It’s obviously a lot of money for all people, but in most cases holding such an investment for many years.
The National Health Service provides no subsidies, but Denmark gives a little.
Can everyone get implants?
In principle yes, but in practice there are some limitations. The age limit downwards is 18.
Growth must be completed before the implants put into the jawbone, as they do not come with growth. Young people who have been turned incisors out therefore remains implants to the age of 18. In the meantime, they must be provided with a small removable denture smile or a fixed bridge as a temporary replacement for the missing teeth.
You must be listed to be 18 before you can get on implants, but there is no upper age limit for implant treatment.
How do I get something more about implants?
Ask your dentist. He or she can give you the answers to all your questions, show you pictures etc.., And here you can also receive a booklet, “The implants – an artificial tooth root”.