BEVERLY WILSHIRE DENTAL
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. A dental implant is a titanium screw that fuses with the jawbone. The process of fusing an implant with bone, called osseointegration, involves connecting the implant with a component called an abutment that supports the crown.
Unlike the traditional implant, mini implants are one solid piece that screws into the bone, which helps support dentures.
Both All-On-4 and All-On-6 dental implant procedures can help to restore the function and beauty of your teeth. The All on 4 and All on 6 techniques offer patients with a total or partial loss of teeth a dental prosthesis consisting of a fixed, full arch on four dental implants, in the case of All on Four, or six implant, in the case of All on Six, on the same day as the intervention. The biggest advantages are creating a safe and robust foundation for your removable or fixed dentures, much faster and more convenient.
Immediate loading, otherwise known as Immediate Function, involves the placement of a restoration within 48 hours of implant placement. Immediate implant placement is when an implant is placed at the same time as the natural tooth is extracted. The technique was developed in response to patients’ growing demand for quicker treatment and faster time-to-teeth.
A major concern when placing a dental implant is ensuring sufficient volume of bone around it in height, width, and depth. A foundation of adequate bone is an absolute necessity in order for a dental implant to be successful.
An implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases, when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the jawbone for each missing tooth. Then the crowns are connected to each other to form one piece. An implant-supported bridge reduces the pressure on the individual implants in the bone, and spreads it across the entire bridge.
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.