Advantages of Implants
Advantages over a
In preparing a bridge one has to grind the teeth adjacent to the missing area
which could compromise their health to some extent. This is avoided with an
implant. Chewing forces are transmitted over the teeth that support the bridge,
and in long span bridges, this may lead to their loosening over a period of
Advantages over Removable dentures
Removable Dentures provide only a fraction of chewing forces of natural
teeth. The plate covering the palate can at times be uncomfortable, & that can
be completely eliminated if teeth are replaced by implants.
Advantages in Complete Denture Cases
As excellent support is provided by the retentive mechanisms of implants,
the flanges, or plate-portions of complete dentures can be reduced considerably.
The palatal coverage of upper complete denture can be totally eliminated
rendering high levels of comfort to The dentures Dislodgement of dentures is
completely prevented by implant support.
Procedure and time schedule of implant
The gum tissue at the site of implant
placement is opened up and a “hole” is
drilled into the jawbone. The implant is
then screwed into this hole and gum
closed over it.
Thereafter the implant is left for 4-6
months in which time the bone grows and
enmeshes around the implant surface and
causes it to anchor firmly in it. At the
2nd stage, the gum covering the top of
the implant is removed and a suitable
connecting part, or “abutment” is
attached to it. Impressions are then
carried out and artificial crown/
bridges fabricated and cemented over it.