Flapless Dental Implant Surgery by Dr V J Vadgama serving the county of Kent UK
Dental implants by a DR V J Vadgama are artificial tooth roots that provide ideal solutions for missing teeth. Those who are suffering from missing teeth problems do not need to endure the multitude of problems that are caused by tooth loss, as dental implants can effectively bring back the quality of life they deserve so smiles can be bright (and complete) once again. Dental implants are attached to dental crowns, which can bring back the lost smiles that came with missing teeth problems.
Types of Dental Implants
There are various types of dental implants ; however, the most commonly placed ones throughout the world are often described as endosseous, or root-form implants. These types of dental implants have a cylindrical form and may be threaded on the outer surface to facilitate the implant placement.
Other dental implants designs include blades or subperiosteal implants. The success and rapid growth in popularity of the root-form dental implant is mainly due to its predictable behavior, especially when trying to achieve a firm attachment with the surrounding bone, and the maintenance of this state throughout many years of function.
Dental implants can only be successfully placed by a dentist in Kent if there is enough jaw bone mass in the area where teeth have gone missing. When teeth are lost, the bone around the teeth gradually deteriorates in structure, leaving no stable base for the dental implant to be attached to. If too much bone has been lost, bone grafting procedures may be done to encourage the growth of new bone tissue.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Improved Aesthetics Missing teeth can adversely affect the appearance of one’s smile. As dental implants replace the form of missing teeth, they can help in maintaining the symmetry of a person’s smile. The dental implants by a Kent dentist are also effective in closing the gaps created by tooth loss, and can prevent the facial tissues from sagging or appearing as sunken which can make a person look older.
Improved Speech A person who has missing teeth will find it difficult to speak in a clear manner especially if the lost teeth are located in the front part of the mouth. Dental implants make it possible for a person who has missing teeth to be able to speak clearly once more without any difficulties in proper word enunciation.
Improved Chewing/Eating Capability It is very difficult for a person who has missing teeth to chew or eat properly. Dental implants restore the form and function of missing teeth, so it will again be possible for a person to enjoy meal times without any embarrassing or excruciating chewing episodes.
Prevention of Jaw Bone Loss Missing teeth can result to the deterioration of jaw bone structure. Dental implants by a dentist in Kent prevent the bone deterioration from happening, especially if the implants are placed within a short period of time after the teeth have gone missing; this is because the implants replace the function of the tooth root, and stops further bone loss or deterioration in the area where there is tooth loss.
What are the Alternatives to Dental Implants?
People who have NO remaining teeth have these alternatives:
Implants which secure their dentures in place
Implants which support crowns and bridges
People who still have SOME of their own remaining teeth have these alternatives:
Crowns and bridges supported by implants and/or teeth
Partial dentures secured by implants and/or teeth
Partial dentures supported by teeth
Bridges supported by teeth
The Placement of Dental Implants and Sinus/Bone Grafting
If the amount of bone on the sinus area is adequate, some surgeons prefer to place the implants at the same time as the grafting procedures. Whatever type of bone is added augment the area where the implant will be placed, it must be given time to integrate with the surrounding tissues – before the dental implants can successfully be placed. If the implants are placed as a secondary procedure, (depending on the amount of bone being grown and the nature of the graft material used), they can be inserted after four to nine months; this depends on the length of time that the graft material needs to fully be integrated with the surrounding tissues.
As with other bone grafting procedures, the implants are left to become firmly attached to the surrounding bone tissues. There is usually a slightly extended healing period chosen – with an average of six to nine months – before the tooth restoration (such as dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures) are fitted. However, the length of time necessary before the restoration can be fitted will depend on the specific individual’s case.