Having missing teeth can really knock your confidence, as well as affect the way you eat and speak. At EMCAS, you could enjoy your favorite foods and feel confident smiling again with our help.
Dental implants are an excellent choice when you need to replace a single tooth, or when you’re missing several teeth in different areas of your mouth. Teeth implants often be used in cases where the patient has had an accident or medical condition which has caused them to lose one or more of their teeth. Implants can also assist in saving other teeth, because they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support.
HOW DOES A TOOTH IMPLANT WORK?
A dental implant is a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Think of a dental implant as an artificial tooth root. Once it’s anchored into your jaw the titanium post bonds with your natural bone over time, creating a sturdy platform which can be used to support an artificial crown or bridge. If you have broken or missing teeth, you don’t have to suffer. Dental implants offer a long-lasting and discreet choice of treatment for replacing teeth.
STRUCTURE OF A DENTAL IMPLANT
3 elements of a dental implant:
IMPLANT: Dental implant is a titanium screw that goes into your jawbone to resemble a tooth root;
ABUTMENT: The abutment is placed over the implant once your gum tissues are healed, to act as an anchor to which the synthetic crown is attached;
METAL/ ALL CERAMIC CROWN: Custom-made to match your natural tooth. Crown is placed over the abutment, offers a natural, attractive final appearance to the restoration.
BENEFITS OF DIGITAL IMPLANT
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
Improve appearance: replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth
Improve oral health: easier eating, no more chewing difficulty
Eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures
Lower cost in the long-run: implants can last for a long time and no need to replace
Traditionally the teeth implants process has always been carried out using hand and eye co-ordinated surgery. Utilising a digital dental implants procedure not only minimises the risks but because the flapless surgery process is less invasive, it provides greater patient comfort while reducing surgery time. Using intra-oral scanner, cone beam CT scan, planning software, and CAD / CAM restorations, treatments can be done with more precision, less time, and with remarkable results.
WHY CHOOSE EMCAS
The EMCAS team is committed to providing exceptional dentalcare that also fits into your busy schedule! We will also give you all your treatment options to help you choose the level of care you want.
At our practice, we use minimally invasive dentistry. This consists of techniques to help preserve tooth structure without overuse of “drilling and filling” and other invasive measures. Just as the word implies, this type of dentistry concentrates on using the least amount of dental intervention to conserve the health of your teeth. In minimally invasive dentistry, the removal of any part of a tooth structure is kept to only the minimal amount necessary to restore the tooth to its optimum state. This can be done in modern dentistry through the latest scientific advances.
The dentists you will see at EMCAS will be an experienced dentists who has been treating patients for many years in Vietnam, so you know that you will be in good hands. They will let you know their findings and you will have the opportunity to address your expectations and also decide what level of treatment is best for you. While your dentist will provide the expert guidance you deserve, your questions are always welcome and you always have the final say in your treatment.
We understand that not everyone enjoys dental treatment, that’s why we want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. EMCAS brings calmness and pain-free to the patients. Many a times, the patients drift away into sleep which gives us uninterrupted time to work on their teeth!
For the assurance of patients, all instruments used in the clinic undergo the most stringent sterilization process. Instruments are washed, chemically disinfected and packed in individual pouches before undergoing high-pressure saturated steam using digital autoclaves.
Taking care of your general health and your mouth is the key to making the most of your smile. If you haven't visited your dentist or dental hygienist for a long time, make sure to contact us to book an appointment.
WHO CAN HAVE DIGITAL IMPLANT?
Dental implants can be suitable for adults of any age. Implants aren’t recommended for under 18 years old as the jaw is still growing and the bone tissue hasn’t fully developed yet.
Your jawbone strength and density also plays an important role. Without the sufficient structure to your jawbone, you need to have a bone graft to increase the density of your jaw.
Occasionally, dental implants might not be recommended for some patients for medical reasons. For example, if you have previously had radiotherapy in your jaw or if you have diabetes which isn’t under control. If you smoke, you’ll be advised to give up before having an implant fitted.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Implant placement:
Q: How long does implant last?
A: How long dental implant lasts depend largely on the patient's lifestyle and overall dental hygiene The implant itself can last a lifetime with a good home-care, assuming the patient receives regular dental check-ups twice a year But there are several factors that can cause an implant to fail prematurely. People who suffer from diabetes or a preexisting medical condition, such as cancer, have a higher risk of dental implant failure.
Q: Can I have dental implant if I have bone loss?
A: The jaw bone is responsible for securing your teeth in place. Bone loss is a very common side effect of tooth loss. This is because, without the roots of the teeth in place, the jaw bone slowly starts to resorb or shrink back
At EMCAS, X-rays will be taken to see if you are missing a significant amount of bone in your jaw that would more than likely impact the success of your dental implants. Our dentist may suggest bone grafting - a procedure using synthetic materials or bone is taken from a different area of your body and applied to your jaw.
Q: My dentist suggest a bone graft, is it really needed?
A: Successful bone grafting allows your jaw bone to be strong enough to support your dental implant. Once the bone graft is complete, the rest of the implant surgery can move forward. This starts with placing the titanium dental implant post into the jawbone. This stage also may take up to several months to heal. Bone grafting procedures and dental implants themselves may be time-consuming, but the result is worth waiting for.
Q: Am I too old for dental implant?
A: If you are wondering how old is too old for dental implant, don't be worry much because we often get this similar question from our customers. They may also wonder whether their dental implants have a different success rate based on their age. The truth is that dental implants work for the aged just as well as they do for younger patients. It does not make a difference if you are 20 or 80. If you are properly evaluated by a qualified dental professional and determined to be a good candidate, there is no reason why you cannot have extremely high success rates as do most patients.
Q: How painful is the implant placement?
A: During the dental implant procedure, there should not be pain as you will have been given local or general anesthesia. Our experienced dental implant team will work diligently to make your procedure fast, pain-free, safe and successful
DIGITAL IMPLANT PROCESS:
Consultation and scanning
After an initial consultation, the teeth implants process starts with a comprehensive digital oral and 3D scan. This allows us to construct a virtual and exact model of your mouth and teeth.
Dental implant planning
Using the model we’ll investigate possible surgical scenarios and from this, determine the optimum solution for you. This takes into account the location of high-risk structures such as the nerves and sinuses.
3D surgical guide
Next a 3D surgical guide is printed using the information taken from your virtual model. This ensures your digital implant is placed in exactly the right position when undertaking the dental implant procedure.
Finally, using computer-guided techniques we’ll place your tooth implant using minimal-incision ‘flapless‘ surgery. For you, this means a comfortable experience with no sutures.
After you’ve had your implant fitted, our dentist will arrange review appointments to make sure that the bone and gum around the implant has healed correctly and that everything is comfortable for you. They will also check that you haven’t developed an infection.
Our surgeon will place a crown on the implant right after implant placement if your bone is good. Otherwise, they will wait for the implant to integrate with the bone (after 4-6 months)
If cared for properly, dental implants can last just as long as normal healthy teeth. To make sure you get the most out of your implant and that it heals successfully, we’ve put together the following advice:
48 hours after placement: The first hour after surgery, keep firm but gentle pressure on the gauzepacks with your teeth, keeping them in place. Make sure not to change out the gauze until after that first hour, unless you have heavy and persistent bleeding. After that, change the gauze every 30 to 45 minutes.
On the second and third days after the procedure, continue caring for your whole mouth. You may notice discoloration or bruising around the surgical areas, but this is normal and should last for 2-3 days. One other thing you may want to consider is altering your diet, incorporating less acidic foods, softer foods, and nutrient-rich drinks and foods. After a few days, you can apply gentle heat to the area to decrease the discoloration and bruising. It's also possible that the area may bleed; this is nothing to worry about. If the bleeding cannot be stopped with light pressure, contact your dentist as soon as possible.
For two weeks after having your implant fitted, you must rinse the area with antiseptic mouthwash (which your dentist can recommend to you) morning and night for one minute. You’ll also need to rinse your mouth with warm water after every meal.
Once your implant has been fitted and has fully healed, your implants and replacement teeth should work the same as natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat all your favourite foods, just as you would with normal healthy teeth. It’s important to keep up good oral health to make sure you get the maximum lifespan out of your implant. Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly.
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