The 9 advantages of dental implant (including disadvantages)
The implant is a modern solution and 100% biocompatible with the human body. The procedure has reached an extremely advanced level, its superiority over any other solution for restoring the missing teeth being indisputable. Discover now what are the advantages and disadvantages of dental implant in this article written by Dr. Lorelei Nassar.
Dental implants have been in use on the planet for more than 50 years, since Prof. Branemark - a renowned Swedish orthopedist, discovered that the fixing rods of titanium bone fractures are adherent to bones. Based on this, he invented the first dental implant, inserted in 1965, which was based on this ability that titanium has, to weld bone, to make a common body with it.
From the first implant model until today, things have evolved a lot. Today there are thousands of implant companies in the world, companies that support serious research on the most suitable implant design and adjacent parts, tools and procedures, all based on a high-performance technology, high class and with a level that goes up to complex facial reconstructions.
In most dental clinics in Bucharest, as in all other places in the world, implants bring a way of biological resolution of situations that would otherwise have outdated solutions.
- In the past, if a tooth was missing, the classic solution was to make a bridge over the neighboring teeth; they were sanded, made canal treatments and the bridge (consisting of 3 or more crowns) was prepared and cemented.
- Today, doctors save teeth that were once killed by grinding by the modern method of inserting a dental implant.
TOP 9 ADVANTAGES OF THE DENTAL IMPLANT
1. SAVING NEIGHBOR TEETH
The first and most important advantage of the implant is that it saves neighboring teeth from grinding. Unlike the dental bridge that was supported on the neighboring teeth that had to be polished, so killed, the implant was simply inserted instead of a missing tooth. A crown will be built on this screw, the neighboring teeth will remain intact, healthy.
2. IMITATION OF NATURAL TEETH
The dental implant almost perfectly mimics a natural root. The zirconium / ceramic crowns applied on the abutment and implant look and feel exactly like natural teeth. You just forget that you have artificial teeth in your mouth.
3. STOP BONE RETRACTION
A missing tooth means a lack of bone stimulus. The lack of dental root no longer transmits the stimulus to the bone, and it gradually begins to resorb. It simply melts, year after year. When we chew, the implant stimulates the maxillary bone and prevents its retraction, just like a natural tooth with root. Thus, he "tricks the bone" and it remains intact, it does not melt.
4. PROTECTING THE ENTIRE TEETH
A single missing tooth causes the bone and gums to degrade. Neighboring teeth begin to become unstable, to move and migrate. The implant simulates the root of the natural tooth and prevents adjacent teeth from migrating. If the neighboring teeth remain stabilized, fixed in position, they do not fall out.
5. PRESERVATION OF FACIAL AESTHETICS
The more fallen teeth you have, the more the facial expression changes: the face begins to "fall out". This phenomenon of premature aging is removed due to implants. The maxillary bones maintain their volume unchanged and the facial appearance the same.
6. IMPROVING THE SMELL OF BREATHING
Because the implant mimics the physiognomy of the natural tooth, it means that it can be cleaned and maintained just like any tooth. Not being rootless dental bridges under which we can find rotten food, the implanted tooth eliminates unpleasant breathing. Provided it is brushed daily and correctly.
7. RESTORATION OF THE PHONATION FUNCTION
When there are teeth lacking phonation (ie pronunciation), it begins to suffer. The implant ensures normal communication, just as it was when all natural teeth existed in the mouth. With implants, there are no more embarrassing situations in which the patient mispronounces or saliva jumps out of his mouth.
8. LOWER COST THAN ANY OTHER VARIATION OF TEETH RESTORATION
The solution for restoring the teeth through the pivot and the dental bridge is an implant variant. But this is more expensive because it involves more expensive labor and materials. The implant has a lower cost, and does not involve grinding neighboring teeth, ie their "killing".
9. THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING TEETH IN ONE DAY
The technology is evolving day by day so that the insertion of implants in dental implantology clinics has reached an extremely high level. You can benefit from the insertion procedure known as "Teeth in a day". In the case of Dr. Nassar's clinic, in the morning you go to the doctor and in the afternoon you go home with new teeth in your mouth. That is if we talk about a complex work that involves several teeth. In "mild" cases, adding an implant for a single missing tooth is done extremely quickly: the average insertion time is only 7 minutes.
DISADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
First of all, it must be said that implants have no disadvantages, but only temporary restrictions. Thus, there are several categories of patients who cannot benefit from the implant until they have a medical status that allows insertion.
Dental implant not indicated for smokers or those with diseases such as:
- Polyarticular rheumatism
- Major infections
- heart disease
However, the contraindications are not definitive, but only temporary. Patients with such diseases may benefit from the implant, but the implantologist must work with the treating physician to decide when is the best time to insert the implant.