Dr Doman will do a comprehensive examination and diagnosis of your dental problem. He will then, in collaboration with other dental specialists(Maxillo-facial surgeons, Periodontists or Orthodontists)plan an appropriate treatment plan according to your clinical situation and expectations.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial roots that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by an Oral Surgeon or a Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s function and aesthetics.
A dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth and helps prevent negative consequences of missing teeth. Like the natural root, a dental implant provides the foundation for a dental crown, bridge or even full implant supported prostheses.
An all-ceramic or metal ceramic dental crown and dental bridge, secured to a dental implant, provides a complete and beautiful solution for restoring your dentition. If you’re missing multiple teeth, a dental implant bridge is highly recommended.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.
Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Reasons for dental implants:
- To replace missing or hopeless teeth without the need to use adjacent teeth as abutments.
- To restore oral function – chewing, speech, esthetics.
- To restore normal function in edentulous patients with implant supported prostheses.
What does the process of getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants starts with proper planning by Dr Doman.
With appropriate X-rays and study models he will plan exactly where, how many, in what angle, and what type of implants must be placed in your mouth.
This comprehensive planning will then be discussed with the surgeon who will place the implants.
Most implants are placed in the dental surgery with only local anesthetics. In more complex and advanced cases the surgeon may decide to do the implant surgery under general anesthetics in the hospital.
After the implants have been placed, there is normally a healing period of 3-6 months to allow the implants to integrate into the bone (the integration period).
In some cases Dr Doman and the surgeon will plan to immediate after the surgery load the implants with an interim prosthesis. This protocol is only possible if the bone quality and quantity allows for tight and secure implants after placement.
Implant supported prosthesis to replace dentures:
If you’re tired of your current dentures moving around in your mouth, and think denture adhesives are a nuisance and only offer short term solutions, a fixed implant supported prosthesis that is supported by four or more dental implants may be the solution to your problem. Because the dental implants function like the natural roots, the fixed implant supported prosthesis will feel and function like your natural teeth.