The implant therapy consists of the installation of artificial dental root (fixture) and the connection of dental crown (abutment), and the crown itself. The implant has a similar structure to that of the original tooth, therefore, it is called as ‘the second permanent tooth’.
The standard of replacing lost tooth in the mouth has been by making dental bridges, that requires cutting the otherwise healthy adjacent teeth as the anchor for the lost tooth. Thus, implant therapy is now the recommended treatment of choice for patients, as it stands by itself without harming other teeth in the mouth. Implants last a lifetime making it more cost-effective in the long term as you only need to replace the crown if it breaks, rather than replacing your whole bridge and sometimes the anchoring teeth too.
1. Immediate Implantation
Implant placement right after tooth extraction is regarded as one of the best time to put an implant. Bone shrinkage that naturally happens right after tooth extraction due to the loss of tooth itself, will make it more challenging for dentist to place the implants. We recommended putting in implant as soon as possible to replace the missing tooth as to preserve as much supporting structure as we can.
2. Bone grafting procedure
Even where there isn’t enough bone to place an implant, you do not need to worry. Other adjunct treatments are avaialble to prepare the implant site for implant placement. Bone grafting procedure can restore your lost supporting bone for implant placement.
Guided bone regeneration (GBR)
3. Sinus Lifting
A surgical procedure that aims to increase bone thickness in the area of maxillary premolars and molars, by pushing the sinus membrane to get space to be filled with bone graft.
4. Full Mouth Case
In case involving the loss of almost/all of the teeth a full mouth implant option is best. Which is where full mouth implants have advantages like natural teeth, are more comfortable and dont need to complicated to put on and off. And most importantly keep the function of the gums and bones in order to stay good.