Dental Implants

Definition

A dental implant is a screw that is placed in the jawbone to replace one or more missing teeth. This screw has threads inside which makes it possible to screw a crown inside of this one.

A fixed bridge on implants

A crown on implants

Removable prosthesis on implants

Benefits

  1. Preservation of adjacent teeth. Unlike dental bridges, they do not require the adjacent teeth to be filed down.
  2. Fixed. Unlike removable dentures, implants allow crowns, bridges and fixed restorations to be fabricated. As a result, your chewing will be greatly improved. Even when you choose a removable prosthesis on implants, the prosthesis will be more stable and retentive.
  3. Bone stimulation. Like a root, it stimulates the bone every time you eat with your implants. You can compare your bone to a muscle. The less you stimulate it, the more it will atrophy.

Disadvantages

  1. High initial costs
  2. A good dental hygiene at home is extremely important

Sequences of treatments

1. Consultation

2. Implant(s) placement

3. Healing from 3 to 6 months

4. Delivering of the crown (tooth)

5. Regular dental cleaning by your dentist

Recommandations

  1. If you grind your teeth at night, it is important to have your dentist make a night guard to protect your implant from the harmful forces of bruxism.
  2. Good dental hygiene is essential for the long-term success of your implant.
  3. Regular dental cleaning. A dental cleaning every 3-4 months is recommended during the first year after placement of your implant (s) so that your dentist can correct any deficient brushing technique as soon as possible. Tartar build-up can cause rapid bone loss around implants, sometimes resulting in their loss.

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