Single tooth treatments refer to the surgical placement of dental implants in place of the tooth root. The implant attaches itself to the jawbone and acts as a new root to the crown that will be placed on to it at a later stage. It replaces both the root and the natural tooth. A titanium post will act as a root that is surgically positioned beneath the gum line. The replacement teeth or bridge is carefully mounted on to it. Implants are long-lasting, firm and benefit the general oral health of the individual.
Advantages of single tooth replacements
On the whole dental implants are extremely beneficial for the patient and more so single tooth replacements. The replacement gives the look and feel of natural tooth and does not sacrifice the structure of the remaining teeth. The jaw bone is better preserved due to minimal or no grinding down of adjacent teeth. Dental implants are meant to integrate with the bone thus assisting in the preservation of oral health. Single implants are aesthetic and easy to clean.
Titanium is popularly used in dentistry and also other types of bone implants. The alloy?s unique ability to ossify and integrate along with its biocompatible nature makes it one of the most sought after prosthesis in the industry. It is non-allergic and is not viewed as a foreign body invader by the immune system. It facilitates osseointegration and becomes a part of the bone. The metal is very strong and yet light in weight and does not cause any pain or irritation due to its low thermal conductivity. The success of titanium implants is attributed at 95%.
Single Tooth Procedure at International Dental Implant Center
The International Dental Implant Center has specific, predefined processes for single tooth replacements that involve consultation, planning with an initial comprehensive patient examination, imaging and dental and medical history of the patient are obtained prior to the treatment. Treatment options, goals and expectations of the procedure are discussed extensively and explained to the patient. Thereafter, under local anaesthesia a screw or a cylinder is first placed in the space in the jaw. The implant and the bone are allowed to integrate over a period of time. A temporary tooth may be provided in the interim to cover the implant site. After healing, the implant is uncovered and a crown attached to an abutment is placed over it.
The Center believes that each case is different and has to be approached distinctly, which requires a combination of steps to get the best desired results. Dr. Murugavel and his team of dental professionals work closely with the patient to achieve the coveted outcomes.