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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123

...Are dental implants ideal for teeth/tooth replacement???


Department of Periodontics and Implantology, National Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Punjab, India

Date of Web Publication29-Apr-2013

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Deepak Grover
Department of Periodontics and Implantology, National Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-6944.111169

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Grover D. ...Are dental implants ideal for teeth/tooth replacement???. Indian J Oral Sci 2012;3:123

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Dental implants are modern dentistry's best option for replacing missing teeth. Documented research and clinical studies indicate success rates of over 95% - the highest for any tooth-replacement option Implants are highly successful, long-lasting, and totally natural-looking substitutes that actually become a part of the jawbone and help maintain its health. The reason being, the titanium of which dental implants are made has the unique ability to fuse or 'osseointegrate' with living bone. This osteophilic ('osseo' - bone; 'philic' - loving) property was discovered accidentally by a Swedish orthopedic surgeon in 1952. Much research and testing of potential medical uses followed, until the first dental implants became available for clinical use in the 1970s.

Many improvements have been made since. There are now more than 40 different types of dental implants and millions of people worldwide have a better quality of life because of them. That is not something you can determine for yourself. You will need to have a complete examination so that your dentist can see how much bone volume and density you have in the area of the missing tooth, since a certain amount of bone is needed to support an implant. However, even if your bone is deficient, simple bone regeneration techniques and bone augmentation techniques, which have been used successfully for years, can usually improve the health of your tooth-supporting bone enough, to make you a candidate for implants.

YES NOW, Sinus Lift procedures, may be direct or indirect, are adopted to place the implants successfully, although they are technique-sensitive, but then WHO is the implantologist???

Although it is rare, an implant can fail to fuse to the bone properly or it can come loose from it for a variety of reasons.

The good news is that dental implants require no more attention than your natural teeth - except they will never decay or have any root canal problems. The only real concern is gum disease or too much stress applied to the implants through parafunctional habits.

Other than that, your dentist will examine your implants periodically to make sure everything is healthy and stable to ensure its longevity.

Every case is different in its own way, so diagnosis is the most important feature in the selection of a case. Hence, learning will never stop………..

 
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