Front teeth implant replacement
If you are missing your front tooth / teeth this article may be useful for you.
Here are most popular options for replacement missing tooth
- Dental Implant
- Dental Bridge
- Flipper ( temporary solution to close a gap. You can’t chew with it or sleep).
A high-quality constructi dental implant and crown will look and feel like a real tooth, not cause discomfort, and others will never guess that you have had such an surgery done. It is a permanent solution for a missing tooth.
Features of installing implants on the front teeth
Due to the loss of the upper anterior tooth, the gastrointestinal tract, facial contours and bone tissue suffer. Such a problem can also lead to serious psychological trauma, since it is difficult to smile and speak freely with a “hole” in the dentition.
High-quality restoration of the most visible part of the smile requires appropriate experience and sufficient qualifications from the doctor. Since the front teeth are less involved in chewing, all work is aimed primarily at creating an aesthetic appearance so that the prosthesis is indistinguishable from the real one. In this case, it is necessary to correctly select the type and size of the implant so that the implant itself is small to fit in the gum of the frontal part of the jaw, but at the same time it is firmly fixed in the bone.
It is important that the implants of the anterior teeth are strong enough, but at the same time they should give a minimum of stress on the tissues. The material from which they are made must be hypoallergenic to avoid an allergic reaction. It must also provide high aesthetics of the finished prosthetic structure. High-quality artificial teeth are almost indistinguishable from real ones.
Stages of implantation
- Preparation. First of all, the implantologist examines the patient’s oral cavity and directs him for an X-ray (your dentist may request CT Scan, Panoramic xray). This allows you to determine the condition of the teeth and jaw. Also, in some cases the patient needs to take blood tests. To draw up a further treatment plan, an orthopedic consultation is carried out.
- Placing a dental implant. Before the start of implant surgery, treatment of all diseases of the oral cavity is carried out, as well as professional cleaning. Only after that you can start the procedure – otherwise there is a high risk of various complications, which will provoke the rejection of the implant. The doctor makes a small incision in the gum, installs the implant and sutures the resulting wound. The process of osseointegration begins, which can last 3-6 months, during which the patient needs to come for follow-up examinations. At this time, a temporary removable flipper can be placed to hide a gup.
- Prosthetics (Implant crown). A ceramic prosthesis is fixed on the top of the implant, which was made individually for each patient from an impression of the jaw. The color of the dental implant crown will match with your natural teeth. In some cases dentists may offer you to cower with the dental crown on both front teeth for aesthetic reasons.
Here at Brickell Dental Care we are placing dental implants made in USA (Brand OCO Biomedical). Each case is individual and the dentist may offer you a ceramic implant solution for aesthetic purpose ( the regular material is Titanium)
What is a ceramic implant?
What are ceramic implants? Ceramic implants are also often called “zirconia implants” because they are made from a tooth-colored ceramic material called “zirconium oxide,” which is a crystalline version of zirconium that is inert when used in the body.
How long do ceramic implants last?
All-ceramic crowns are the most natural-looking option and are often used for implants in the front of the mouth. This material is not as durable as metal and can last up to 15 years before needing replacement.
What is one of the disadvantages of ceramic dental implants?
However, one of the disadvantages that they have is their lack of elasticity, which increases with the use of ceramic or zirconia crowns. The consequences that can arise from this lack of elasticity have led to the search for new materials with better mechanical properties to cushion occlusal loads.