Loss of teeth is a common problem for millions of people. Unfortunately there are many difficulties facing a vast majority of people who have encountered this problem, including feelings of social awkwardness and a lack of self-esteem. In many cases, people who suffer a level of discomfort around this issue, avoid business meetings and social gathering that center around meals. You do not have to live with the shame of not having teeth! Solutions to this problem should include treatment with dental implants to restore confidence in any situation.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
If you or someone you know is dealing with any of these problems you should consider treatment with dental implants, especially if you experience one or more of the following:
- Loss of one or more teeth.
- Possible loss of a fixed prosthesis, when one of the natural teeth is weakened.
- Unattractive changes in facial appearance
- Lack of confidence in speaking or laughing
- Difficulty in chewing certain foods
- Loss of artificial or partial denture
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a substitute or replacement tooth root that provides a stable foundation for the replacement tooth. The dental implant is firmly attached to the jawbone through oseo-integration: a natural process where the bone and the implant are integrated, providing the same stability as natural teeth. With the latest technological advancements, it is possible to replace natural teeth with implantations, which look, feel and function like the originals.
Which specialists are needed to perform dental implants?
Effective placement of dental implants requires a large amount of surgical training in order to avoid a variety of complications. It is therefore essential to find Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons who are specifically trained in the placement of these implants.
Quality Dental Implants
Quality Assurance of dental implants is one of the key factors in achieving long-term treatment success. The oral surgeon must use the world’s highest quality implants in order to achieve oseo-integration in the patient's body. In turn, specialists must be able to offer the support and guarantee of manufacturers so that they have the ability to extend the benefits of these dental implants to their patients over time.
Zygomatic dental implants are an excellent alternative for patients who do not have sufficient bone mass within the jaw for the placement of a conventional dental implant. Zygomatic dental implants are placed into the maxillary-zygoma, in order to achieve excellent stability in the retention of a fixed dental prosthesis. The planning and execution of zygomatic implants is performed using CAD/CAM technology, which ensures perfect placement of such implants.
Case Study of Patient with Zygomatic Dental Implants
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implantation has improved the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of people, providing many great benefits such as the following:
- Overall improvement of health, with the ability of a treated person to ingest a wide variety of nutritious foods.
- A mouth restored to its nearly original state
- Greater comfort, thanks to the elimination of partial or full dentures previously fitted into inappropriate position.
- Preservation of facial structure and a reduction of any impairment within the jawbone.
- A more natural smile, which a person will always be proud to display
- A renewed sense of confidence
What patients say about treatment with dental implants?
"I was told that my fixed bridge was broken and that my mouth would need a complete reconstruction. My Maxillofacial Surgeon told me that, with a bridge supported with implants, we could preserve my remaining teeth as well as the bone".
"For years I felt that a part of my body was missing because all my teeth had been removed when I was young. Most of the time my mouth hurt because of my artificial teeth. I could not eat the food I liked, and I always felt uncomfortable in social situations because I thought my prosthesis could fall out if I laughed. Now that I have implants, my attitude is different. I can eat anything I want, I can laugh and I now feel that a major obstacle in my life has disappeared".
"I can not express how angry I was when I found out that I was going to lose one of my front teeth. I was worried about all kinds of things and wondering, how will it affect my smile? Would people realize that one of my front teeth was not natural? I was thrilled to find out that I could replace my tooth with a dental implant and that it would look and feel natural".
Cases of Patients with Dental Implants
Case 1 Oral Rehabilitation through dental implants
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Case 2 Oral Rehabilitation with Dental Implants
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