- March 27, 2014
- Posted by: cheadle
- Category: Blog
Tooth implant is an artificial tooth-root place in the jaws to give support to a replaced-tooth or the bridge.
The tooth-implant treatment can be availed by the one who lost his teeth because of any disease/infection or an accident. The teeth implantation or surgery can be carried out at the dentist’s clinic or anywhere the dentist feel feasible e.g. hospital setting. The methods used for the treatment are anesthesia processing, nitrous oxide or intravenous sedation. Other techniques such as adjunctive surgical procedures e.g. bone augmentation can also be performed separately or together with the implant placement. However, it’s important to mention that every method is used depending upon the nature of the tooth problem as well as the clinical situation.
Following is the three step process of teeth implant placement:
Staged surgery procedure is widely accepted to place dental implants. To replace the tooth root, the first step includes burying the implant surgically leveling with the bone underneath the gum. This method is to protect the replacement from any kind of force during its healing-time. When the healing period finishes, the removal of the overlying gum takes place for the surgical exposition of the implant.
The second stage includes the checking of the implant by the surgeon. For example, he attaches some form of post which penetrated through the gum into the mouth to make the integration successful. This post is known as abutment. Abutments are of many types e.g. these are custom-molded by the dentist and a laboratory or can be stock-manufactured as well. The abutment needs healing around itself which is done by gum through formation of a collar. This also provides access to a dentist to the implant when he head towards preparation of the final restoration while he places the prosthetic tooth.
The research study suggests that it is possible that the placement timings of the abutment and implantation can be same. This is advantageous because it eliminates the need of the second surgery for implant exposition. However, it is very important to give the implant adequate time for healing.
The final step includes the restoration part. It consists of fabrication and connection of the prosthetic to the successfully Osseo-integrated implantation.
Teeth Implant can also be of one-stage surgery:
One stage procedure takes place when the dentist connects the two-piece implant to a temporary healing abutment immediately.
Both single and two stage treatments have the same success ratio. You should consult with your dentist which of the teeth-implant treatment or system is appropriate for you.