If you have dental implants, you do not need to worry about your teeth slipping or falling out, and you will not have to take extra care to avoid damaging them. They are a permanent solution that will last you a lifetime with proper care, and they look and feel just like your natural teeth. So, what are you waiting for? Restore your smile today with dental implants in Cape Town.
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After tooth loss or removal, a dental implant (artificial tooth root) is a preferred tooth replacement. Implants are screw-shaped, placed, and integrated into your natural bone. They serve as a foundation for dental crowns (artificial teeth). An abutment (supporting tooth) is put between the implant and the height to bring all the parts together. Crowns are also connected to dental bridges, removable dentures, and partial dentures by abutments. The dental implant’s body comprises three parts, each serving a particular purpose. The implant (or screw) is a substitute for the tooth’s natural root abutment connection implant screw to the crown. The crown is a “fake” tooth that sits on the abutment. Porcelain crowns are tooth-coloured and resemble the patient’s natural teeth in shape, size, and colouration. The abutment joins the artificial tooth root (implant) to the new porcelain crown, which supports the new tooth. All three implant parts – the titanium screw (implant body), abutment, and porcelain tooth – are custom-made for each parent Type of Dental implant.
Endosteal implants are a type of implant that is commonly used today. They are made out of titanium, small screws, and alloplastic material. One of the benefits of endosteal implants is that they can be placed without the requirement for surrounding teeth. This implant will enhance your smile while also reinforcing your jawbone. Another benefit of endosteal implants is that they are less likely to cause damage to the surrounding teeth. Endosteal implants are an excellent option for those looking to improve their smile and reinforce their jawbone.
Subperiosteal implants are very uncommon. Patients with the insufficient natural jawbone to sustain endosteal implants may find that they are a superior option. A subperiosteal implant is a dental implant inserted beneath the gums (on or above the jawbone). It is not placed into the jawbone surgically. Subperiosteal implants can be installed in a single session if desired. These are the fastest-healing implants because soft tissue heals more readily than bone.
An alternative to an implant-retained denture is a 3-on-6 implant. It consists of three individual dental bridges attached to six implants in each jaw.
Dental implants are a significant investment in your comfort and quality of life. They are a comfortable, fixed, and permanent solution for missing teeth that look like natural teeth
However, estimating the cost of dental implants is complicated as many factors determine the price.
In addition, the type of implant you choose, your dentist’s experience, and your treatment’s location can all affect the price.
While dental implants are not cheap but a worthwhile investment in your long-term oral health. They can last a lifetime with proper care, making them a smart choice for those who want to maintain their smile.
Fortunately, OptiSmile will create a treatment plan for your case, explaining the project and all your costs. Dental implants in South Africa cost a fraction of what you would pay abroad.
In addition, you still receive first-class service from highly qualified dentists who adhere to strict international safety standards.
Easier To Talk With
Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural healthy teeth.
Retain Facial Shape
A healthy smile is vital for more than just aesthetic reasons. Your teeth play a crucial role in supporting the structure of your face, and when you lose a tooth, that support is no longer there. Over time, this can lead to a receding jawbone, which can change your facial shape and make you look older. Dental implants are one way to prevent this from happening. By replacing the root of the tooth, they help to preserve the jawbone. This means that you can keep your natural smile and youthful appearance for years to come.
There is nothing quite like sitting down to a delicious meal. But for many people, the enjoyment of food is marred by concerns about their teeth. Will my dentures stay in place? What if people can see my missing teeth? Can I bite into that apple? With dental implants, you can put those worries behind you. Dental implants are a permanent solution that feels and functions like your natural teeth. That means you can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want, and experience the full taste of your food. So go ahead and enjoy your favourite foods without hesitation. With dental implants, you will be able to savour every bite.
No More Cavities
Cavities can`t occur in an implant-restored crown or replacement tooth. However, you will still need to visit your dentist regularl
Protect Healthy Bone
Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues. When not used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing strength, but not with implants.
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During the initial consultation process your OptiSmile dentist will evaluate the current condition of your teeth to see if implants are the best solution for you. If they are, they’ll proceed to take pictures or your mouth and a mould, if required, so that Digital Smile Design technology can be used to give you an idea of how your new implants will look. The CEREC/CAD technology they use will also be instrumental in the creation of the implants once you are completely happy with how your new restored smile will look.
A dental implant is commonly made up of a titanium screw and a crown. A small-diameter hole is drilled where there is no tooth in order to guide the titanium screw that holds an implant in place. To avoid damaging important jaw and facial structures like the inferior alveolar nerve in the lower jaw
After the initial pilot hole has been drilled into the appropriate jaw site, it is slowly widened to allow placement of the implant screw. Once it is in place, the surrounding gum tissue is secured over the implant and a protective cover screw placed on top to allow the area to heal and for osseointegration (the process of fusion between the dental implant and jawbone) to occur.
After up to six months of healing, OptiSmile will uncover the implant and attach an abutment (structure which holds the crown or tooth-like replacement) to the implant. In some instances, the abutment may be attached during the initial procedure. When the abutment is in place, we then create a temporary crown.
The temporary crown serves as a template around which the gum grows and shapes itself in a natural way. This process is then completed when the temporary crown is replaced with a permanent crown.
Dental implant recovery is dependent on a number of factors, one of them being the various procedures required to complete your treatment. Maintaining diligent oral hygiene habits is required to ensure proper fusing of the implant and bone structure.
Healing from the surgical procedure to place the dental implant(s) takes up to six months, while the fitting and seating of the crown(s) can take up to two months. But the timeframe depends on individual cases and treatments. Follow-up appointments are essential for monitoring your progress.
For several days after the surgery, your diet should be restricted to soft foods. If there are stitches present, they may need to be removed, however, self-dissolving stitches that do not require removal are typically used.
Failing to brush and floss is a leading cause of implant failure, and infection can also occur if the implant and surrounding areas are not properly cleaned. Smoking is also attributed to high failure and should be avoided following implant procedures.
A dental implant acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. In turn, this “artificial tooth root” serves to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Having a dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has great stability. “osseointegration.”
Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges as well as individual crowns placed over implants to feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place. To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Depending on your teeth, both the take-home and the in chair options can achieve maximum whiteness. Both the take-home whitening and the in-chair whitening need to be customized to suit each person and the in chair needs to be combined with take-home whitening to ensure the colour holds and so you can maintain the colour at home monthly. Home bleaching may take an average of 4-6 weeks, and the more in chair whitening you do, the less homework you need to do. Once results have been achieved its easy to keep the colour looking good in as little as 30 mins once a month at home
Have a reasonable amount of bone tissue to accommodate an implant within your jaw.
If not, these may be reconstructed by your periodontist
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option with a success rate of 95%. However, while dental implant failure is rare, it can happen. Depending on the situation, implant failure may result from improper care and maintenance, an inexperienced dentist taking on a more complicated case than they’re prepared to handle, or another factor. People considering dental implants should consult an experienced and reputable dentist to ensure the best possible outcome. In addition to proper dental care, those with dental implants should also avoid tooth whitening products, as these can damage the implant and cause it to fail. With proper care, dental implants can provide a lifelong solution to tooth loss.