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Dental Implants 

          A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible.

          When a tooth is lost, the lack of stimulation causes loss of alveolar bone. There is a 25% decrease in width of bone during the first year after tooth loss and an overall decrease in height over the next few years. A primary reason to consider dental implants to replace missing teeth is the maintenance of jawbone. Because dental implants fuse to the bone, they stabilize it and prevent further losses.

          Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural.

         Natural teeth and dental implants may look the same, feel the same, and even function in a similar way, but they are very different. Teeth are susceptible to dental decay as well as the need for root canal therapy while titanium dental implants do not decay or need root canal.

Understanding Dental Implants  

          Where and how implants are placed requires a detailed assessment of your overall stomato-gnathic system. This will necessitate compiling records that include study models of your mouth and bite, specialized radiographs (x-rays), and 3D scans known as computerized tomograms (CT scans).

         Placing dental implants requires a surgical procedure in which precision channels are created in the jawbone. The implants are then fitted into the sites so that they are in intimate contact with the bone. They generally require two to six months to fuse to the bone before they can have definitive crowns attached so the process is completed.

*Options for implant tooth replacement:





1) Single Tooth Replacement:

Immediately (at the same time an implant is placed) or after a period of healing, an abutment is attached to the implant. This is a device that “abuts” or joins the implant to a tooth form called a crown, which replaces the tooth part you see in the mouth. It will hold a custom-made crown that the dental laboratory will fabricate and match to your existing teeth. The custom crown is cemented or screwed onto the abutment to permanently keep it in place. Once the crown is in place, it should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. 

2) Fixed Multiple Tooth Replacement:

         As with single tooth replacement, temporary healing caps or abutments may be placed on multiple implants until the healing phase is complete. After healing, permanent abutments are attached to the implants. They can attach to custom-made crowns or bridgework that a dental laboratory will fabricate to match your existing teeth. In the final step, the custom bridge, which will replace multiple teeth, is cemented or screwed onto the abutments. The teeth have been replaced without disturbing the healthy teeth next to them, and bone loss has been halted.

 
3) Removable Implant-Supported Tooth Replacement:
   
If all your lower teeth are missing, depending on the design of the removable restoration, two to six implants may be used to support a lower denture. If all your upper teeth are missing, a minimum of four implants may be used to support an upper denture. Removable dentures are often used to replace extensive tooth, bone and gum-tissue loss, thus providing support for the facial skeleton, lips and cheeks. A new denture can have attachments that snap or clip into place on the implants or a custom made, milled bar can be fabricated to create additional strength and support for the restoration.  







Endodontist and Cosmetic Dentist
Root Canal, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening
Rio de Janeiro - Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana
Av. Ataulfo de Paiva 1079, Sala 910
Leblon, Rio de Janeiro CEP 22440-034
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