Life with bite! Dental implants for the edentulous jaw.
When third set of teeth becomes your second nature !
Do you have no teeth at all in your upper or lower jaw?
You will still be able to laugh with dental implants. As few as two to four implatns will be enough to provide a firm base for a full denture. A bridge can be fixed to six implants. This will give you a high degree of security in every situation because nothing can come loose unexpectedly. No more embarrassing surprises.
Your full denture is attached to the implants with special retainer systems, which consist of two components. One component is permanently attached to the implant its counterpart is part of the denture. The components click together just like pressing a button. Your denture is firmly attached. For cleaning the denture can be easily removed and just as easily replaced after cleaning. If you wish, your denture can also be permanently attached to the implants. A bridge can be permanently anchored to at least six implants in your jaw. The denture is then so firmly attached that the supporting pink denture plastic is not required. After precise planning the implants are generally placed in the jaw in one single treatment session. During the healing process they become fully integrated into the bone and become an integral component of the jaw. This means that after a relatively short time the retaining elements for the full denture or the new bridge can be fixed in place.
It is never too late for implants :
You will be able to eat, talk and laugh with your implant borne third set of teeth as if they were your second. You will have a perfectly natural security that is very difficult or impossible to achieve with conventional prosthetics. Your own teeth that could be used for attachment no longer exist. And even if you still did have some of your original teeth, they are often not suitable for a permanent stable anchorage of the denture. The prosthesis is based on the jaw only and in the ideal case forms a suction attachment to the oral mucous membrane and the gum. However, because the jawbone without a load atrophies over time like an unused muscle, the suction effect become weaker as time passes.
The denture does not stay in place. The mucosa is continuously inflamed.
Removable but still secure: full denture fixed to implants.
Dental implants are basically sophisticated screws made of a medically pure metal, Titanium. These screws are then placed in the jaw bone and rest under the gum for 3 - 6 months. During this time they actually fuse to the jawbone and become osseo(bone)integrated. After the appropriate healing time, uncover the implants and use them to replace one or more missing teeth by fabricating some sort of dental prosthesis. They allow you to function more normally than comventional dentures or bridges
What are implants made of?
Implants are made of commercially and medically pure Titanium. This is the same metal that has been successfully used in hip implants for many years. It is inert and is not known to cause any type of rejection phenomenon.
How complicated is the surgery?
Implant surgery is done in two stages. The first stage involves the placement of the implants into the available jaw bone. This is most commonly done with just local anesthesia. It is complicated only in the sense that the surgery requires great precision. Every attempt is made to insure success. The room is set up similar to an operating room, the equipment thoroughly sterilized and the most modern techniques utilized. Stage two involves the uncovering of the implants after they have integrated ( fused ). This can be accomplished with minor gum surgery or with a dental laser and is a relatively minor procedure. In both instances, minimal postoperative discomfort is noticed. You will be given the appropriated antibiotics and analgesics just as a precaution. Very definitive postoperative instruction will be given to you at the time of surgery. If you follow the guidelines, everything should proceed without a hitch.
What about infection and complications?
During the surgery every attempt is made to maintain a totally sterile field. This tends to minimize any potential for postoperative infection. Once again, your dentist will prescribe the appropriate antibiotics as a precautionary measure. Once the implants have been engaged in your prosthesis, it is imperative for you to maintain scrupulous oral hygiene. Success very often depends on your cooperation and homecare efforts.
Do Implants Hurt?
Placing the implants requires a small operation. This can be carried out under local anaesthetic with sedation, or with a general anaesthetic. The placement will therefore be painless, but you may feel some discomfort during the week following the surgery. This is usually due to having sutures (stitches) in place, and the normal healing process
I h Will I be able to chew and function normally?
Yes. Once your implants have integrated, you will be able to function normally without any unusual sensations. Your chewing ability will really depend upon the type of prosthesis you have chosen.
I have some of my Own Teeth. Can I Still Have Implants?
Yes. You can have any number of teeth replaced with implants - from one single tooth, to a complete set. It depends on the state of the bone in your jaw. We will arrange for a number of special tests to assess the amount of bone still there. If there is not enough, or if it isn't healthy enough, it may not be possible to place implants without grafting bone into the area first.
Can I Have The New Teeth Straight Away?
No. The implants need to bond (integrate) with the bone after they have been placed. This takes at least 3 months in the lower jaw, and 6 months in the upper jaw. If you are having one, two or three teeth replaced, you will have a temporary restoration in the meantime. If you have complete dentures, then these can be worn throughout the healing period once they have been
If I lose several teeth, do they each have to be replaced with a separate implant?
No. Although implants simulate the roots of teeth, biomechanically one implant can be used to replace one or more teeth. This will depend upon the mechanical requirements of your chosen prosthesis. At your consultation your dentist will discuss the various treatment alternatives and the type and number of implants that are needed in order to fulfill our treatment objectives.
Can implants be rejected?
No! They are made of an inert metal which has no history of rejection by the body. They are not a living organ such as the lung or liver and therefore there is no rejection phenomenon. If failure should occur, and this is only a remote possibility, it is mechanical in nature and not due to rejection by the body. By the way, depending on the source you read, implants are anywhere from 85-95 percent successful depending upon certain factors such as implant location, amount and quality of bone etc. These factors will be evaluated before we place your implants. If you have any questions regarding this or any other aspect of the implant process, ask your dentist.
Will everyone know I have Dental Implants?
Since the prosthesis covers the implant posts, no one will know, unless you tell them, however, dental implant patients usually want the "world to know" how their implants have changed their lives.
Are The Teeth Difficult To Clean?
Cleaning around the teeth attached to the implants is no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth. However, there may be areas that present particular problems and you'll be shown methods to help.
When and how are the teeth placed on the implant?
In a normal healing process implants in the upper jaw are generally fully integrated into the jawbone after about six months. This takes about three months for implants in the lower jaw. Now your new crowns can be attached to the implants. First, the tops of the implants are uncovered and then small temporary caps are screwed to the implants to shape the gums correctly. Then an impression is taken to be used as a template by the dental technician to fabricate your denture. The denture is attached securely to the implants after accurate color matching and test-fitting.
Will I be without teeth at any time during the treatment and the healing phase?
If you had a removable denture before the treatment, you can normally continue to use it after minor adjustment. Otherwise the gap is closed by a temporary denture. In some circumstances it can be attached to the implants immediately - as a long-term temporary denture
Is there a minimum age for implants?
Bone growth should be complete at the time of implant placement. This can be assumed to be the case at the age of 18 years. In doubtful cases the bone can be assessed by x-raying the bones in the hand.
When could bone remodeling be necessary?
If teeth and the associated chewing load in the jaw are absent for an extended period, the bone gradually atrophies. If the bone structure is weakened or thin to the extent that there is little or nothing to hold an implant in place, bone remodeling may be necessary. The bone tissue is restored as atraumatically as possible with bone from another part of the body or bone replacement material. The remodeling material is layered directly on the bone and is gradually converted to resistant bone tissue by the body. The bone can be widened or increased in height by this method. At the back of the upper jaw the bone is usually increased in height by a sinus lift. This prevents the situation where part of the implant extends into the maxillary sinus. It is often possible to carry out the bone remodeling at the same time as the implant placement. However, in other cases a separate outpatient procedure may be required.
What material is used for the crowns?
Most crowns and bridges are metal or metal alloys and are veneered with ceramic to match the color of the teeth. The esthetic alternative is porcelain. Ceramic is made of high strength zirconium oxide and is particularly suitable for implant-borne dentures, for both single teeth or larger bridges.
I am a diabetic. Can I still have an implant?
Yes, but your diabetes should be stable and under control. Poorly managed or untreated diabetes can cause metabolic problems with the healing process. In case of doubt the implantologist will consult your diabetes physician.
Are there different qualities of implants?
Like any other product implants are different in quality. Your implantologist can give you detailed advice on implant quality. Don't forget to ask about long-term success rates. Also ask about the long-term availability of replacement parts in case your denture ever needs to be repaired.
Why can I trust FRIADENT implants?
FRIADENT implants are German quality products that are the result of decades of research, development and documented clinical experience. The are manufactured with precision machinery and packaged under cleanroom conditions. The entire product chain starting from purchase of the raw materials is subject to rigid certified quality standards.
Our range of products includes three systems with differently shaped implants in various sizes and lengths, which means that the implantologist can select the exact solution for your particular situation. All implants are pure surgical titanium and have a unique microstructured titanium oxide surface, which actively supports the bone healing processes. The highly developed surface properties enable bone cells to be directly deposited on the implant and the new bone. FRIADENT implants provide the best conditions for optimum healing and permanent stability.
FRIADENT systems also offer highly esthetic solutions for crowns, bridges and prostheses for every requirement and for every initial situation. If the denture fixed to FRIADENT implants ever needs repair or replacement, you can be sure that your dentist will be able to procure all the required components anywhere is the world even years later.
At Precious Smile we are having one of the world best Implant system Xive Implants from Frident (U.K. ) which is commericially available world wide. Xive implants are U.S. FDA, CE approved system having research background and good success rate since long.
Advanced design. Advanced primary stability.
Perfect retention from the start? In all bone classes? XiVE is the answer. The implant design and the surgical protocol specially developed for the system are a perfect match - with one goal: primary stability in every situation.
The specialized implant design consists of a condensing thread component and an apical self-tapping component. With exciting results: it condenses the peri-implant bone - particularly in bone with a weak structure. And with even better results: primary stability with the option of immediate restoration and loading. This means atraumatic implant placement in bone classes I and II with the use of the crestal drill. In contrast to this you can achieve outstanding primary stability in poorly structured bone by reduced use of the crestal drill.