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					  DENTAL IMPLANTS – Replacing Missing Teeth                            The possible complications of dental implants include the             5. Stages of Implants Treatment
1.    What is Dental Implant                                           following:
                                                                        Bleeding, infection, numbness or injury to nearby
An implant is an alternative treatment that replaces a missing                                                                               The first stage in implant treatment is to place the
tooth with an almost equivalent restoration in terms of                   muscles
                                                                                                                                              cylinder within the jaw so that the bone grows in close
function, strength, and esthetic. A dental implant is a titanium        Injury to nearby sinus cavity                                        contact with it. Just like a natural tooth root the metal
post/cylinder that can be utilized in the same way as a tooth           Incomplete healing of the bone around the implant                    implant cylinder can provide a stable well anchored
root.                                                                     leading to a implant failure.
Dental implants have many advantages over dentures and bridges:                                                                               support for a crown, bridge, or a removable denture. It
 Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your                                                                             has been found that the presence of an implant fixture
   own. Under proper conditions, such as placement by your             4. Options of Implants Treatment                                       prevents the loss of bone and sometimes encourages it to
   dentist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a                                                                              grow back.
   lifetime
                                                                       A treatment plan will be tailored to meet your needs,
 Patients find they can eat better                                    depending on your specific condition and the type of
                                                                                                                                              During the first surgery, your dentist places anchors in
 Patients can eat foods that may have caused problems with            implant chosen. The treatment options are described below.
                                                                                                                                              your jawbone. The implants are placed beneath the
   regular dentures like biting into an apple                           Replacing a Single Tooth If you are missing a single tooth,          tissue, and the gum is stitched back into place. You may
 Patients are able to talk and laugh without feeling self-              one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant             experience some swelling and discoloration of the gums
   conscious                                                             replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.                   as well as some discomfort. To allow implants to heal
 Almost all implants placed in patients who have lost their teeth
                                                                        Replacing Several Teeth If you are missing several teeth,            properly, you should eat a soft diet such as soup or
   to periodontal disease or decay have been successful
                                                                         implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants          mashed potatoes.
 By stimulating the bone, implants help maintain bone, thereby
                                                                         will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
   eliminating the potential for future bone loss                                                                                            Integration Phase. The Second stage of surgery is
                                                                        Replacing All of Your Teeth If you are missing all of your
                                                                         teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can
                                                                                                                                               usually performed 6 months after the first. Your dentist
2.    What Dental Implants Can Do?                                       replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost             will attach extension posts or abutments that will join the
 Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.           natural teeth and some of the roots.                                  anchors to the prosthesis. These abutments may be
 Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial       Sinus Augmentation A key to implant success is the quantity           permanent connectors, or may be temporary space
  denture.                                                               and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The        holders until your dentist makes permanent abutments.
 Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and               upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult       You will also be taught how to keep the abutments clean
  comfortable.                                                           areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient       by using a small toothbrush.
                                                                         bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus.     Restoration Phase. After the gum has had time to heal
                                                                         Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising
                                                                         the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental
                                                                                                                                               (normally 6 months), your new teeth will be fitted.
                                                                         implants.                                                             Your dentist will create a prosthesis and fit it to the
                                                                                                                                               abutments inside your mouth. Several checkups will be
                                                                        Ridge Modification Deformities in the upper or lower jaw
                                                                         can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental           scheduled to ensure that your implants are functioning
                                                                         implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from         properly.
                                                                         the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled        Be sure to call your dentist if you have any pain or
                                                                         with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge            discomfort in your jaws or mouth.
                                                                         modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance
                                                                         and increase your chances for successful implants that can last    6. What Can I Expect After Treatment?
                                                                         for years to come.
          Before dental implant                 After dental implant
                                                                                                                                            Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require
                                                                                                                                            the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and
                                                                       5. Anatomy of a Dental Implant                                       plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply.
3. Are You a Candidate for Dental
Implants?                                                                                                                                   After treatment, your dentist will work closely with you to
                                                                                                                                            develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up
Dental implants are not for everyone. First, you must have enough                                                                           visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth, and
healthy jawbone to support an implant, or you may require a bone
                                                                                                                                            gums to make sure they are healthy.
graft. Gum tissues should also be disease free. Patients with
medical conditions that affect the body’s ability to heal and repair                                                                        Because implants stick to the bone, false teeth attached to
itself, such as diabetes and cancer may not be good candidates.                                                                             implants look and act much like natural teeth. You must
Likewise, patients who are not committed to thorough home care
                                                                                                                                            brush and floss your implant(s) very carefully. Be gentle,
are better off with other restorative options.
                                                                           A Dental implant designed to replace a single tooth is           but make sure you brush all sides of your implant(s). Floss
                                                                           composed of three parts: the titanium implant that fuses         very carefully at least once a day. You will need to be
                                                                           with the jawbone; the abutment, which fits over the portion      gentle with the floss where the implant meets the gum
                                                                           of the implant that protrudes from the gum line; and the         (called the gumline). You may find a floss threader useful
                                                                           crown, which is fitted onto the abutment for a natural           for cleaning this area.
                                                                           appearance.
OTHER INFORMATION:                                                        DENTAL IMPLANT                                               DENTAL IMPLANT
Success Rates of Dental Implants
The success rate for upper jaw implants is slightly lower because
                                                                          Teeth are a very important part of our personal look.
                                                                          They give us self-confidence and substantially they
                                                                                                                                        Replacing Missing
the upper jaw (especially the back area) is less dense than the
lower jaw, making successful implantation and osseointegration
                                                                          form a part of our quality of life. Teeth enable us full-
                                                                          value biting, unlimited smile, speech and natural                  Teeth
potentially more difficult to achieve. Implant placement at the           feeling.
back of the lower jaw has the highest success rate for all dental
implants.

Dental Implant Risks
Dental implants may fail for a number of reasons, but the cause
often is related to a failure in the osseointegration process. There is
a risk for dental implants to break, or the site in which they were
placed may become infected, or the crown restoration on top of the
implant could become loose.
Poor oral hygiene can lead to peri-implantitis around dental
implants, a disease that is similar to the development of
periodontitis (severe gum disease) around a natural tooth.
However, dental implant restorations are not susceptible to                 Implants give the patient the dental health and smile
cavities the way natural teeth are.
Smoking has been shown to increase the risk of rejection as have
                                                                             that he/she was looking for.
                                                                            Implants were utilized to make complex rehabilitation
                                                                                                                                                MO’S DENTAL
certain medical conditions such as diabetes. When an implant is              possible.
rejected there are usually no symptoms and it is only apparent to
                                                                            Dental implants give patients the ability to have
the surgeon at the second stage procedure. Our aim is that an
implant fixture should remain for the life of the patient.                   natural looking and functioning teeth.                             More Reasons to Smile
                                                                            Dental implants can restore the ability to chew and
Bone Grafting
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                                                                             smile with confidence.
A popular treatment for deficient or inadequate bone
                                                                          Although it is not always possible to predict or
structure is the use of bone grafts. This procedure                                                                                            Edmonton, Alberta T6A-3G3
can forestall the final placement of implants because                     guarantee the long-term results of the implant
integration must take place between old bone and                          procedure, individual case studies have shown
the newer bone graft material. The graft material                         modern dental implants to last for more than 20
itself may be natural or synthetic, each having                           years. Additionally, success rates of more than 95                  Tel: (780) 468-2529
different properties that best suit a particular patient                  percent are common.                                                 Fax: (780) 465-9806
need.
Mini Dental Implants
Another strategy for implant placement within narrow spaces is            At Mo’s Dental, all phases of Implant treatment              Email: MODENTAL101@gmail.com
                                                                          are provided.
the incorporation of the mini implant. Mini implants may be used
for small teeth and incisors
                                                                                                                                       Website: mosmiles.shawwebspace.ca
    Mini implants are approximately half the width of their                                                                          We are general dentists providing the following services:
     traditional counterparts                                             Implant Procedure Date: _____________
                                                                                                                                      ** Wisdom Teeth Extractions ** Root Canal Therapy
    The smaller mini implants are about the size of a standard                                                                       ** Orthdontics                ** Conscious Sedation
                                                                          Implant Check Up Date: _____________
     wooden toothpick (they are made out of a titanium alloy)                                                                         ** Implants
    The implant is not fully submerged during a narrow implant                                                                       ** Laser, Cosmetics, General Dentistry
     procedure, and integration is usually immediate                      NOTES/QUESTIONS:                                            ** All Ceramic Crowns, Veneers, Bridges

    Mini implants are less costly                                                                                                    If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call us
    Mini implants are solid though they do not contain a screw                                                                       at the clinic (780)468-2529. If it is an inquiry after office
                                                                                                                                      hour, please contact our emergency number at
    Procedure generally involves no major incisions                                                                                   (780)709-8645.
    FDA approved the MDI mini implant as a long term
     method of denture stabilization

				
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