What Are multiple implants?
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The Benefits of Multiple Implants
1.) They are not harmful to the human body and do not rely on other teeth
2.) It is easier to keep clean
3.) It preserves the jawbone
4.) Safe procedure to replace tooth roots
5.) Same function with natural teeth
6.) They prevent further problems.
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frequently asked questions about multiple implants
Multiple implants are often recommended by dental professionals as tooth replacements. They are generally safe procedures with a high success rate, supported by studies. Some indications that you need dental implants are the following:
- You have healthy and sufficient gums.
- You have a good dental hygiene routine.
- You are a non-smoker or willing to drop the habit of smoking and using tobacco products.
- You have patience and are committed to the entire process. Since dental implants may take six to one year to be completed.
- You have several missing teeth.
- You have healthy oral tissues.
- If you have no health conditions that prevent you from undergoing surgery or if you don’t have any health issues that could interfere with bone healing.
- If you are unable to wear conventional dentures.
- If you need to improve your speech.
Initial appointment. Your dentist will examine your oral health during the initial visit to see if you are a good candidate for multiple implants. A typical examination includes a clinical assessment as well as advanced digital imaging. Your dental professional may also ask about your medical history.
Bone graft. If you have thin or weak bone, we may suggest a bone graft to provide a stable foundation and ensure stability. A sinus lift is performed when the upper jaw has lost bone height and the sinuses are too close to the jaw. These procedures may require a few weeks of healing time before the implants are placed.
Prior to the implant surgery. We will make sure you are comfortable during the entire operation. The dentist will administer anaesthesia.
Implant placement. The dentist will make an incision to the gums to expose the bone. Then, they will drill a hole to place the metal post or the implant, which aligns with the tooth root. Sutures will next be used to seal the incision and promote healing. It also requires four to six months to recover from surgery.
Osseointegration. During your recovery period, the entire time will allow the process of osseointegration. The jawbone grows around the implant once it is placed in it. After that, the implant dissolves into the gum line. Depending on the circumstances, this process can take anywhere from three to nine months.
Abutment placement. Once your implant is secure enough, your dentist will attach an abutment to it. This device secures the implant to the crown.
Restoration. The dentist will make a mould of your teeth after your gums have healed completely and take impressions to create the crown. To place the replacement tooth in your mouth, your jaw bone must be strong and firm enough to support it and resist biting force.
Although most dental restorations need healthy oral tissue, gums, and a strong jawbone. You may still receive multiple implants if you have weakened bones.
The dentist will determine the best technique for you to ensure the effectiveness of the implants. A bone graft may be necessary if your jawbone is too soft or not thick enough to support a dental implant. Because of the pressure exerted by chewing, your bone exerts a lot of pressure, and if it cannot support the implant, the surgery is likely to fail. The implant can have a better foundation with bone grafting.
For older adults. One of the risk factors for dental implants is age. One study discussed that the success of dental implants still varies depending on the health condition and the reserved capacity of the jawbone and soft tissues. The healing period for seniors (or older patients) may take longer than in younger age brackets. They also show that getting older does not predict implant failure alone.
For patients who are medically compromised. If you have any medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, etc., the approval of your healthcare provider is necessary prior to the implant procedure. This will guarantee that no further complications are at high risk. One study discussed that the success of implants among individuals with diabetes and osteoporosis is fairly similar to the general population.
For teenagers. Teenagers may not be suitable for dental implants as their jaws and faces are still growing. Implant success is strongly influenced by bone density, and the jaws of teens still need more time to grow.