Himachal Dental


Dental Implant Failures

Most dental implants are successful without any problems arising along the way so you don’t have to worry too much about dental implant failure. This isn’t to say that there isn’t any risk to be concerned about. Your dentist or periodontist should discuss the dental implant failure risk for your own individual needs so you can make an informed decision about getting them or not.

If dental implant failure is going to happen it will likely occur within the first few days after the procedure has been completed. This is often due to either the bone being over heated or the bone quality is very poor. It can also indicate the implant area is contaminated with bacteria or signs of an infection. These issues can be taken care of if a qualified dental professional takes the time to carefully evaluate the entire area before the dental implant is started. They also need to use sterile instruments and instruct the patient on how to care for it until the next follow up appointment.

Dental implant failure can happen if the person doesn’t take care of it properly during the healing process. One of the most common reasons for this is poor dental care by the individual. It is very important that the instructions of the dentist are followed carefully. If you have questions make sure you ask before you leave the dental office. If you experience severe pain or swelling contact them immediately. That is a strong indicator that you may have an infection.

Dental implant failure seldom happens because of the body rejecting the implant. The material used is titanium and it doesn’t react at all with live tissue in the mouth. If the dental implant failure does result it is likely due to bacteria already being in the area but the dental professionals did not notice it. If you have red, inflamed gums you likely have bacteria in them and it could cause the dental implant failure so get it looked at immediately.

Only dental professionals who are skilled in dental implants should perform them. It is important that they are placed correctly so the person has no changes in how they bite. While the dental implant is healing it is a good idea to eat soft foods and to try to chew in other areas. If you have a problem with grinding your teeth you may want to wear a device either made by your dentist or purchased over the counter.

One dental implant failure culprit you may not even be aware of is smoking. Your dentist will likely ask you if you smoke before any plans are finalized for dental implants. Since there is a very low rate of dental implant failure reported you can rest easy about the procedures. If it does happen your dentist or another dental professional can likely fix the problem for you.

This procedure has one of the highest success rates in dentistry, but all are not eligible to get a dental implant done. Consult your dentist who will take your history and examine your teeth and gums to consider you for this restorative procedure.For more information call Goma Dental at 177-645-0704.

Dental Implants : Smile With Confidence

There are a number of dental procedures available to replace a missing tooth, but among the most realistic is a dental implant. Because it is anchored directly to the jawbone itself, it can offer a greater degree of stability than a dental bridge or conventional crown.

For patients with missing teeth, it can often be a great source of embarrassment that can affect self-confidence and cause self-esteem issues. This can be a significant hindrance, especially considering that smiling is one of the most effective ways of communicating emotions.But a missing tooth also has more long-term physical consequences. A build up of bacteria can occur in the hollow left by the tooth. This hollow is difficult to clean and can lead to unpleasant infection sin the mouth. Vacant space in the dental arc can also encourage the remaining teeth to shift about and lean. This can cause painful jaw conditions called TMJs and lead to unpleasant and sub-conscious teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. A dental implant could be the answer when considering replacing a missing tooth.

A dental implant is a relatively new solution to missing teeth that involves drilling a small screw into the jawbone itself to act as an anchor for an artificial tooth. Because the implant is attached to the jawbone, it creates a similar feeling of stability to a real tooth, which is secured by a root. The implant is usually made from titanium or other lightweight but strong metal. Once placed into the jaw at the initial appointment it is left for several weeks or months to fuse with the bone and tissue in a process called osseointegration.It is this strength that makes them comparable to a real tooth. Dental implants have existed for some years but recent advances in technology have made them the option of choice for patients wanting to replace a missing tooth.

A dental implant is the most realistic substitute for a real tooth. Many patients opt for implants, despite the extra cost, because of the feeling of security and permanency they provide. If you have a missing tooth, or are considering changing an existing artificial dental appliance, visit your dentist and ask about dental implants.

Are Dental Implants Expensive ?

Deciding whether you can afford the cost of dental implants can be a complicated process. Dental implant prices depend on many factors including your own overall health, the complexity of the problem, whether additional bone grafting may be necessary, and the cost of the materials used.

There are different types of dental implants used in dentistry. There’s been great success with “osseointegrated” implants. It’s a system where the bone and implant mesh. A chemical and mechanical bond is formed so the jawbone actually grows into the implants. The most rewarding part of these successful implants in dentistry is that patients are happy with the results for years.

Dental implants are used in different ways by dentists. You may require a single implant to bridge a gap, or two implants to support a bridge. Or, if a lower denture needs to be stabilized, two to four implants might be required.Unfortunately, if your jawbone can’t support an implant due to bone loss, tooth implants may not be an option.After consultation we will provide best treatment alternatives for you.However, if you have a sound jawbone, dental implants are the best thing offered in dentistry next to real teeth.

In the initial many patients feel that dental implant treatment is expensive compared to other dental procedures. However, Dental Implants represent a more permanent and natural solution than other dentistry treatments, for instance complete Dentures or Partials. Dental Implants are therefore a greater initial investment. Dental Implants should last for years, even a lifetime if they are properly fitted and cared for. For more information on Dental Implants In India call Goma Dental at 177-645-0704.

Dental Implants – Solution For Missing Teeth

Having a missing tooth or teeth can be the source of great embarrassment and the root of self-confidence and esteem issues. After all, we all want to have a perfect smile and a missing tooth is a definite barrier to that, but a missing tooth can have other health implications beyond the psychological.

If there is a tooth missing in the dental arch it can cause all the other teeth to lean into the space. This can cause alignment problems that can also affect bite, causing irritation and the development of painful jaw conditions called TMJ. It can also be the case that a missing tooth can cause sagging of the facial tissue. Teeth act as rigid supports for the facial muscles and if they are missing the muscles can lapse giving a sunken and unhealthy appearance to the face. Therefore it is important to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible to limit the effects of a missing tooth.

Therefore, it is important to replace missing teeth for physical reasons as well as cosmetic. There are several options for patients with missing teeth. A dental bridge or partial denture provide a more flexible and short-term solution to a missing tooth but many patients find these too flimsy or unstable to be comfortable. One form of artificial tooth provides a stable and realistic replacement for a real tooth and as such is increasingly becoming the choice of substitute for patients. A dental implant is a solid metal screw that is secured directly into the jawbone, to which an artificial crown is attached. Because the implant is anchored to the jaw itself it provides a level of stability second only to a real tooth. With the advances in ceramic technology, the attached crown can also be incredibly lifelike and does not prohibit the eating of certain foods like bridges or dentures.

Dental implants can usually be fitted in two or three sessions with the dentist. The screw will be implanted during the first session and then allowed to fuse with the bone and gum in a process called osseointergration. This usually takes two to three weeks before the remaining parts of the implant can be secured. Dental implants are as close to real teeth as are available. Because the root of the implant is secured to the jawbone like a real tooth, it acts and feels like a real tooth. If you have a missing tooth or are looking to replace an earlier dental substitute, make an appointment to see a dentist.For more information on dental implants in Shimla please call Goma Dental at 177-645-0704.

Immediate dental implant techniques

Dental implants are an increasingly popular choice for my patients as I’ve been doing a lot of them recently.
Just recently we’ve had an unusual number of patients coming in with serious problems with single front teeth.
Among the causes of these problems are

* sports injuries (eg getting hit in the face playing cricket)
* ‘other’ injuries (eg falling down the stairs or sliding on the ice)
* old crowns that have failed and cracked the root
* problems with old crowns with posts
* problems with root filled teeth

In these cases extraction is often the only option.In the past we would have had to wait months after extracting the tooth before putting the implant in, and then a few more months of waiting before the implant could have a tooth added to it…..6-9 months of waiting with a temporary bridge in place….With Immediate Implant techniques(also known as ‘teeth in an hour’) we can often bypass this waiting time: If the bone is intact around the failing tooth and there is no infection present then we can (very) carefully extract the root (without damaging the socket walls) and put an implant directly into the tooth socket!And if the implant is secure in the bone then we can even put the titanium post into place and put a temporary crown on top.

Where appropriate this treatment means that the patient can literally come to the clinic with a failed tooth and leave a short while later with their new implant tooth in place.So it is possible to walk into a dental clinic and have all your old broken, unsightly teeth replaced with shiny white new ones supported by titanium implants all on the same day ,provided the case has been prepared carefully in advance.

We now have enough long term data (over 5 yrs) to convince even the more conservative of us that;

* immediate implant teeth work in the long term
* in some cases doing it this way can improve the aesthetic outcome
* this method can significantly reduce bone the bone shrinkage which occurs when teeth are extracted.
* the immediate implant technique can be used on single, multiple or full mouth cases

Digital Radiography : What we see ?

We’ve invested in a new way of looking into your mouth—a procedure that’s fast, comfortable, and incredibly precise. Using digital radiography, we can clearly identify all external and internal anatomical structures and accurately diagnose your dental problems. Even more amazing, we can immediately translate that information into a large, clear, accurate image, projected onto a monitor that patient and doctor can study together in the operatory. You won’t even have to leave your chair. Digital radiography’s technology improves and simplifies the way we care for our patients’ teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions. As the most important member of your dental team, you need to understand the condition of your mouth, as well as our recommendations for treatment. Digital radiographs help us help you.

Reduced Radiation, Radical Results
Traditionally, dentists used X-rays to see what the naked eye could not; X-rays were developed in a darkroom with hazardous chemicals, and then viewed on a special light board. The developed X-rays had to be stored, which required large filing systems. By far, the worst part of traditional X-rays was the radiation exposure to patients. Digital radiography has completely transformed this process.

Now, when you come into the office for X-rays, a tiny sensor is placed in your mouth to emit a small amount of radiation – up to 90-percent less than traditional X-rays required. This creates a detailed image of your internal oral structures that is immediately viewable on a chairside monitor, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate and magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. The digital images store easily and efficiently in our computer files, safe and sound. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital X-rays can be easily, inexpensively, and accurately reproduced indefinitely.

Digital X-rays offer unparalleled benefits over traditional radiographs: they’re convenient, safe for the environment, provide a great opportunity for patient education, can be transferred and copied accurately, and best of all, they’re safer for our patients. If you have questions about digital X–rays, call Goma dental at 177-645-0704. We’ll do all we can to help.

Tooth Replacement :Dentures

There are many reasons why people lose their teeth including dental caries, periodontitis, and tooth trauma.  Dentists have been using dentures for numerous years to replace lost teeth. There are also other ways to replace lost teeth. Compromised oral function has been linked to decreased self-esteem and a decline in the quality of life. Adults with missing teeth or loose dentures may avoid certain social activities because they are embarrassed to speak, smile, or eat in front of others. Your teeth provide support and structure to your face and cheeks, and lost teeth may result in sagging cheeks, making you appear older than you really are. By replacing your teeth, you can remove years from your face.
Dentures are removable appliances to replace your teeth, and are made to look, feel, and function naturally. They are made to look like your teeth and gums, and look very realistic and natural and have a comfortable feeling. There are several different types of dentures, and these include partial and full dentures. Partial dentures are made when there are some teeth that are in good condition still remaining in your mouth, and full dentures are made when there are no teeth remaining in your mouth. Partial dentures are clasped onto your existing teeth, and will keep those teeth from shifting in your mouth. Made of acrylic resin and plastic or porcelain teeth, we can now give you many different aesthetic options to replace your missing teeth.
Full dentures are held in place by suction created on the roof of your mouth when the dentures are in place. Lower dentures do not have the same suction, due to their smaller surface area and your tongue and muscles of the mouth moving. These lower dentures may require an adhesive agent to hold them in place, as they can become loose upon eating. There is an alternative, You can have the option of having either dental implants, or miniature dental implants, placed into your gums and underlying bone, to stabilize the denture and hold it in place. This way you can eat anything you want without the worry of your dentures loosening or coming out. Many denture patients are receiving these implants, because they dramatically improve their confidence.
The best way to care for your dentures is to make sure they are kept clean. Your dentures should be removed while you sleep to allow your gums to rest, and allow them to be exposed to your mouth environment in order to keep them healthy. When you remove your dentures, you should brush them and soak them in cold water, or a cleaning tablet specifically made for this purpose that you place in water. DO NOT USE BLEACH! Also, brush your dentures again before replacing them back into your mouth. If your denture has large buildups and debris that you cannot remove by brushing, visit your dentist and have them or their dental hygienist remove the debris and clean your dentures. Even though you don’t have your natural teeth, it is very important for you to visit your dentist on a regular basis, in order to make sure that your dentures and your underlying supporting tissues are in good shape. They will also fit your dentures better if they are getting loose from shrinkage of the underlying tissues. Dentures that do not fit properly, cause gum irritation and inflammation, and other problems such as bad speech and inability to chew food.
Dentures can last quite a while if they are properly maintained by the patient and you visit your dentist regularly. There is some natural wear and wear that occur to dentures, especially those made with plastic teeth. These teeth wear more quickly than porcelain teeth. Also, your gums and underlying bone tissues may shrink causing your dentures to get loose and changing your bite in the process. Your dentist will reline or rebase your denture depending on the situation. However, it is highly recommended that you have new dentures made after five years.
Your dentist will perform a complete examination and take radiographs of your mouth. After discussing your needs and wants, your dentist will determine if dentures are right for you. If you already have an old denture, your dentist may use your old denture to take an impression of your mouth. If not, the dentist will decide if there are some questionable teeth remaining in your mouth that cannot be saved. After this is decided, the dentist will take impressions of your mouth and a bite registration, and stone models will be made of your mouth in the dental laboratory. Dental technician(s) will fabricate the best possible dentures according to your dentist’s instructions.
If you need to have teeth extracted, “immediate” dentures will be fabricated prior to teeth removal, and following the surgery, the denture is inserted immediately. This aids in the healing of the extraction sites and will act as a surgical stent. It allows you to function and have better aesthetics during the healing period. These dentures usually require relining with soft and/or medicated material while the tissues are healing and shrinking. “Regular” full dentures are fabricated after the healing is complete. This denture can usually be inserted 8-12 weeks after the teeth have been extracted.

Contraindications for Implants

Dental implants in India have become a very popular choice for many patients who would like to replace missing teeth with the most natural option possible. It’s easy to understand why dental implants have become very popular these days. Implant dentistry is highly predictable, offers greater flexibility with regards to treatment possibilities, and can give patients fully functional teeth in as short as an hour with minimum discomfort and pain using a local anesthetic with or without sedation.
There are few absolute contraindications to implant dentistry.However there are some systemic, behavioral and anatomic considerations that should be assessed .
Failure to precisely locate the IAN (inferior alveolar nerve )and MF (mental foramen )invites surgical insult by the drills and the implant itself. Uncontrolled type II diabetes is a significant relative contraindication as healing following any type of surgical procedure is delayed due to poor peripheral blood circulation. Implants are contraindicated for some patients who take intravenous bisphosphonates which may put patients at a higher risk of developing a delayed healing syndrome called osteonecrosis. Bruxism (tooth clenching or grinding) is another consideration which may reduce the prognosis for treatment. The forces generated during bruxism are particularly detrimental to implants while bone is healing; micromovements in the implant positioning are associated with increased rates of implant failure.

Dental Implant : Advantages

With today’s numerous researches into dental procedures and the like, dental patients around Shimla have plenty of options for their dental maintenance and other procedures to select from. A very good alternative to acquiring dentures for missing teeth are dental implants. This sort of procedure brings about many favourable results compared to dentures in most cases. Having dental implants involve several procedures and can take longer than having ordinary dentures yet results are definitely far better.
Procedures Involved in Getting an Implant

The first procedure involved is a surgical one. Since a metallic contraption needs to be screwed onto the jaw bone (this is an endosteal type of dental implant), a small incision has to be made on the gums covering that section of the jawbone. The incision has to be big enough to allow the implant to be screwed to the jawbone. The implant is the one that will anchor the new artificial replacement securely. The incised gum will have to be stitched.

After four to six months of allowing the implant to integrate with the jawbone itself, the artificial replacement can now be attached. These replacements are customised only for you. Each time that a new patient comes for an implant, new impressions will have to be made.

Advantages of Getting a Dental Implant

Since your new artificial teeth replacements are supported by implants attached to your jawbone, they give a more comfortable and natural feel in your mouth. With these, it is less awkward for you to chew and speak and they are far more stable than removable dentures.

In the course of time, atrophy in the jawbone can develop because of the missing teeth. Dental implants are known to prevent such atrophy.

After a permanent tooth has been damaged or pulled out, no other tooth will grow out to replace it, meaning it is lost forever. In the procedure for bridges, some teeth need to be cut, which is quite a waste given the fact that permanent teeth grow only once in your lifetime. Yet with dental implants, the necessity to make cuts on other teeth is eliminated.

Aside from far better aesthetic results, dental implants are also permanent, meaning you will not have to keep on returning to the dentist to have new ones made. With these advantages, more dental patients in India have chosen implants over removable dentures.

Dental Implants : The Secret

 

A typical implant consists of a titanium screw (resembling a tooth root) with a roughened or smooth surface. The majority of dental implants are made out of commercially pure titanium, which is available in 4 grades depending upon the amount of carbon and iron contained. More recently grade 5 titanium has increased in use. Grade 5 titanium, Titanium 6AL-4V, (signifying the Titanium alloy containing 6% Aluminium and 4% Vanadium alloy) is believed to offer similar osseointegration levels as commercially pure titanium. Ti-6Al-4V alloy offers better tensile strength and fracture resistance. Today most implants are still made out of commercially pure titanium (grades 1 to 4) but some implant systems (Endopore and NanoTite) are fabricated out of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy[10] Implant surfaces may be modified either by plasma spraying, anodizing[11], etching or sandblasting to increase the surface area and the integration potential of the implant.The main benefit provided by implant technology is that the new teeth last a life-time. There are few substances that are biocompatible with the human body – and titanium is one of them. Titanium is very strong at a low weight, and is also extremely resistant to corrosion.
While these features are ideal in serving the mechanical needs,  the most unique feature of titanium is that the bone tissuegrows on, and bonds to, the surface of the titanium.

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