Am i a candidate for dental implants?
Yes you may also be a candidate for
dental implants IF:
*You are missing one tooth or more
*You are wearing a full or partial denture/loose dentures
*You have problems with existing crowns or bridges
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium alloy implants that
are anchored into the jawbone Titanium alloy is the material that is used in
joint replacement procedures (knee and hips).
It's strong lightweight and has been proven safe.
Can I still eat my favorite foods with dental implants?
Yes dental implants are remarkably strong so you can eat and enjoy what ever you like. Restores proper chewing, leading to a better diet and improved health. Everything from apples to deep-fried anything.
Do dental implant procedures cause much pain?
Relax. In most cases these procedures
produce very little, if any, discomfort. In fact many patients do not have to use any painkiller.
The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. Leading dental organizations consider dental implants the "standard of care" for the replacement of missing teeth. As a patient it is imperative that your dentist uses a clinically proven implant system.
When do you need an Root Canal Treatments (RCT)?
A root canal treatment is generally indicated when There has been trauma to tooth as in an injury, fall or accident where tooth is fractured or discolored. There is a large decay in the tooth extending to the roots causing recurring pain or swelling or both. There is an opening in the gums, which drains pus through a sinus tract that leads to an abscess surrounding the roots. Cavities extend very close to the nerve extreme pain.
What exactly is done in Root Canal Treatments?
The root canal treatment procedure begins with an intra-oral X-ray, which shows the extent of tooth decay or the rounded black spot at the end of the roots indicating a decrease in the density of bone due to infection. After local anesthesia to the concerned tooth, access is gained to the nerve area by a dental drill and a hole is made which leads to pulp chamber. Cleaning the tooth out to remove bacteria, degenerated nerve and debris is then done using RC files. These files are a series of increasing diameter used with a twisting motion as well as up and down in tooth to scrape and scrub sides of canals.
The tooth is periodically flushed with saline or water. Once the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, the interior is sealed by placing a root canal filling material either the same day or subsequently. The most common RC filling material, a rubber compound called 'gutta percha' comes in performed cones that are sized to match the files used to clean the canals. The cones are placed into the root canal (coated with a sealer) exactly to the tip of tooth, length is confirmed with an x-ray. The crown of tooth is then filled with amalgam (silver) filling which seals tooth from above.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is typically a small screw shaped attachment usually made from titanium. It is inserted within the jawbone to take the place of a missing tooth root. Once Osseo integration (when the bone attaches firmly to the implant) has occurred, a replacement tooth can be secured to the top of the implant. This new tooth can look, feel and perform just like a natural tooth. It is also possible to use multiple implants to support a denture or bridge.
What are Benefits of Implants?
* Implant secured or stabilised
replacement teeth are more comfortable than conventional dentures because there is no slipping movement. This eliminates some of the key worries of dentures and improves self confidence.
* Dental implants are the alternative to bridgework for permanently replacing missing teeth, eliminating the need to grind down healthy teeth.
* When teeth are missing the surrounding bone begins to shrink. Dental Implants can help maintain the shape and structure of the jaw bone.