Choosing the Right Type of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best treatment modality for the replacement of missing teeth and with the advance in medical sciences, there are different types of dental implants available for the patients today.

Choosing the right type of implants plays a vital role in the rehabilitation process and prognosis. We have provided here a detailed explanation of the different types of dental implants, the time frame involved, and the advantages and disadvantages of the respective type of implants.

Different Types of Dental implants

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Single Piece /One Piece Implants

Single piece implants are implants that are designed in such a way that the implant and the abutment are connected in one piece. The bridge of the crown can only be cement-retained.

Advantages of Single Piece Implants

Single piece implants or One Piece implant is proven to be a cheaper option for a patient because the implant and abutment are made as one piece during their fabrication and this reduces the abutment cost when compared to a two-piece implant.

Disadvantages of Single Piece Implants

Abutments cannot be customized. The company manufactures the abutment with the implant. Hence no customisation possible. Single or one-piece implants can only be bent. They can never be made parallel to the adjacent implant abutment which is possible in the laboratory by CAD-CAM Designing. We used to do a lot of trimming and abutment shaping in the patient’s mouth. This leads to a lot of titanium dusting which is not good if swallowed.

After the implant placement, the abutment milling has to be done directly in the mouth itself. Milling in the mouth requires a lot of chairside time, keeping the patient’s mouth open for a very long time which is more traumatic to the patient. This leads to lot of stresses on the implant, affecting the healing of the bone around the implant. Abutment milling in Single piece implants is done with the airotor-handpiece with Tungsten carbide bars which is not precise, Moreover, it leads to a lot of frictional heat generation which is not good for bone healing around the implant or Osseo-integration. Abutment milling in the mouth immediately after implant placement when the stability of the implant is not very good can lead to failure of the implant.

The tip and abutments of these implants are very thin and they tend to break. Removal of the implants becomes difficult if proper stability is not achieved. These implants are also not easy to retrieve.

Choosing the right option from the different types of dental implants is critical for a patient. Read more on the disadvantages of single piece implant and why we do not recommend this.

Two-Piece Implants or Delayed Implantation

Delayed Implantation is a more conventional technique where the techniques used are not flapless and are time taking. One has to put up with a waiting period of almost 3 months and upwards for appropriate Osseo-integration to take place after which the crowns are given.

The two-piece implants are implants where the implant and the abutment are designed separately. Unlike single piece implants, the two-piece abutments allow a lot of scope for customization.

Advantages of Two Piece Implant

Two-piece implants essentially prevent the need for abutment milling to be done in the patient’s mouth and provide an ideal environment for better Osseo-integration. These are ideal for immediate loading protocols.

Disadvantages of Two Piece Implant

The rough surface is till the crest, so chances of the implant being affected are more because of the gum shrinkage over a period of time.

Hybrid Implants

Hybrid Implants have advantages of both One-piece implants and two-piece implants. The smooth machined surface at the collar prevents peri-implantitis and the rough surface is helpful for osseointegration.

The implant-abutment junction has a multi-lock hex design to prevent screw loosening. There are no micro-movements at the junction. At The Dental Specialists, we use advanced Hybrid Implants taking surgical advantages of Single piece for immediate loading and screw-retained prosthetic solutions applying the concepts from two-piece implantology.

Immediate Implants & TTPHIL

Immediate Implantation

Immediate implantation techniques are novel approaches developed to make the implant experience less tedious and comfortable to the patient. The techniques are flapless and use surgical and radiographic guide stents which make it possible for us to perform immediate loading.

We use a unique protocol called the Tall and Tilted Pin Hole Immediate Loading ( TTPHIL) Technique and give permanent teeth in 2-9 days. TTPHIL- ALL TILT™ Technique is innovative and is more reliable than traditional surgical techniques for implants as we aim for minimal time loss and discomfort for our patients.

Edentulous Type Loading Protocol Implant Type
Single Tooth Immediate Hybrid Implants
Multiple Tooth Immediate Hybrid Implants
Complete Edentulous Immediate Hybrid Implants

At The Dental Specialists, we counsel our patients on all the different types of dental implants, the advantages and disadvantages of each of them and help them choose the right type of implant they need.

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Your teeth can and should last a lifetime. Prevention and early detection are key in avoiding costly and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and gum disease.

The most important steps in maintaining oral health and preventing tooth decay are regular brushing and a balanced diet. 

Oral Care similar to looking after your natural teeth, it is also important to care for your dental restorations such as crowns, bridges and veneers. Full oral hygiene instruction will be given to you by your dentist in the aim of controlling bacterial infection and disease such as proper brushing and using correct flossing techniques.

The Dental Specialists clinic with team of professional dentist, who have a passion for the science of dental work and the art of cosmetic dentistry. our main goal is to restore your optimal dental health within our state-of-the-art facilities with comfortable and relaxing environment. We offer the perfect combination of the innovative dentistry and the most comfortable dental treatment while maintaining the sanitary and sterilization techniques.  It also often takes less effort to prevent something than to cure it, hence  “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

“Prevention is better than cure”….
So true. It’s time to do Preventive Dentistry. Because of our faulty eating habits. It starts when 1st permanent tooth erupts in our mouth, around 6 yrs of age. Do visit The Dental Specialists Clinic for prevention.

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Prevention is better than cure

 

Dental Implant For Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can affect a person’s overall health. Historically, dentures or bridge restorations were used as replacements for ones lost teeth, but with limited results. Dental implants, however, are natural-looking replacements for missing teeth that provide the same function as your natural tooth root.

Restorations of missing teeth through dental implants have greater success and significantly more patient satisfaction. The effects of missing teeth are detrimental to one’s long-term oral and medical health because teeth provide more functions than just the ability to chew. They are necessary for the health of the gum as well as for the jaw tissues.

A prolonged absence of a tooth will severely limit the possibilities for restorations. Missing teeth severely affect an individual’s confidence; well being and can make one look older than they actually are. A tooth should be replaced as soon as it is lost, this will retain one’s oral health by preventing bone loss, reducing movement of surrounding teeth and avoiding excess decay. It can also improve your smile and the shape of your face.

Dental Implants are permanent and quite an appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. This is because of their proven success! They are not susceptible to cavities. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth. They are designed to mirror the size, shape, and function of a patient’s natural tooth root, and finally, when doing an implant, there is no need to grind down healthy adjacent teeth. The implant provides support for the crown.

The process is not as complicated as one may think. With the TTPHIL Technique the first step is to install the implant itself, and then within 7 to 9 days, once the implant is healed, an abutment and crown will be placed. A permanent crown is placed to restore the implant to the tooth’s natural appearance and function. Wondering whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant?

“All patients older than 18 years are candidates for implant surgery.” 

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Say Good Riddance To A Gummy Smile.

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A gummy smile is A smile which shows more of gums than teeth while smiling. It becomes an aesthetic embarrassment for many people suffering from it due to which they avoid giving an ear to ear grin.

A Gummy Smile can be of 4 types

1. Mild: Amount of gum tissue exposed while smiling is less than 25% of the length of the teeth.

2. Moderate:Amount of gum tissue exposed while smiling is 25-50% of the length of the teeth.

3. Advanced:Amount of gum tissue exposed while smiling is 50-100% of the length of the teeth.

4. Severe: Amount of gum tissue exposed while smiling is more than 100% of the length of the teeth.

Reasons to correct a gummy smile:

– It improves the aesthetics of a smile.

– Increases self confidence.

– Eliminates self-consciousness or embarrassment with smiling.

Causes of gummy smile:

– Could be due to abnormal eruption of teeth.

– Could be due to hyperactive upper lip muscle which causes the lip to be raised higher than normal thereby increasing the gum exposure.

– Could be due to an abnormal upper jaw bone growth pattern as the upper jaw protrudes excessively.

Dental Treatments available for gummy smile:

1)  Crown lengthening.

This can be done on one or more teeth or the entire gum line.

Only requires local anesthetic.

2) Maxillofacial surgery to reposition the bone.

3) Orthodontic braces to move the teeth in a more suitable position.

Oral Health During Pregnancy

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Hormonal changes during pregnancy have an effect on the gums that can lead to pregnancy gingivitis, which makes the gums inflamed and sensitive due to the bacteria along the gum line.

Pregnancy tumor is a painless bump on the gums which may be pink, red or purple. It does not pose a problem in most cases. Consult your dentist regarding it should you feel something similar.

Approximately 40% of women who are expecting have some form of periodontal disease.

Pregnant women with periodontal disease are seven times more likely to have a child that is born too early and too small.

X rays are usually avoided during pregnancy but in the event of an emergency, if the x ray is necessary, ask the dentist to shield your abdomen with a lead apron to protect the child from the harmful radiation.

Consume more diary products and calcium supplements during pregnancy which will ensure ample of calcium for the developing baby.

Avoid taking certain medications (antibiotics) during pregnancy as they can stain the teeth of the developing child.

Baby teeth begin to develop within three months of pregnancy, so your diet needs to be given extra significance as what you eat will affect their development.

Due to morning sickness and continual vomits, the stomach acids can enter your oral cavity and cause tooth decay. So right after the vomit, wash your mouth and rinse it with a fluoride mouthwash.

The First trimester: Inform the dentist of your pregnancy. Use a bland toothpaste to avoid morning sickness and rinse your mouth frequently.

 

The Second trimester: Avoid cosuming carbohydrate rich snacks no matter how much you may be craving for it.

Maintain a healthy diet consisting of plenty of Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 and Calcium.

Most dentists discourage bleaching during pregnancy though it has not been proven to be harmful to the child.

 

The Third trimester:

Avoid dental treatments during the last six weeks of pregnancy.

Give an especial care to your oral health by thorough  flossing and brushing throughout this period.

Schedule a dental appointment after the birth of the child.

Orthodontic Treatment – An Overview

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Many people have less than straight and quite imperfectly aligned teeth. The problems that can arise from this include greater risk of tooth decay, uneven forces on teeth, excessive pressure on the temporomandibular joint and embarrassment for cosmetic reasons. This is diagnosed by your dentist as maloccousion. A malocclusion is an incorrect relationship between the top and bottom teeth resulting in a misaligned bite. Over bites, under bites, open bites and cross bites are examples of it. Orthodontic braces are one way to correct crooked teeth and malocclusions.

Orthodontic braces consist of brackets and molar bands that are cemented to the teeth. An arch wire is then threaded through the brackets and applies forces on the teeth pushing them in the desired direction. Treatment times can vary from six months to a few years years depending on the severity and complexity of the misalignment.

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Braces are usually made from stainless steel but are also available in other materials. Gold-plated braces are used when a person is allergic to nickel which is a component of stainless steel. Ceramic braces are the least visible braces because they are the closest to the color of the teeth. They are not as strong as steel however, so the treatment time may be longer. Lingual braces that are placed behind the teeth are another option although they can hinder tongue movement.

Hygiene is especially important when braces are worn. Regular brushing and flossing using a floss threader is a must. Cleaning around the brackets with a brush is also recommended. After braces are taken off, it is essential to have to wear a retainer for some time so the teeth don’t drift back toward their original position and will finally allow you to enjoy a beautiful smile for always.

Oil Pulling

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Oil pulling is an ancient ayurvedic technique where you put oil in your mouth, traditionally sesame or coconut or any of the herbal oils in the mouth and you swish or gargle for about 10 to 20 minutes. Studies have shown that it is actually great for plaque buildup. It gets rid of bacteria, it is good for your gums, for gingivitis and for oral mucosa. It supports the health of your mouth and it definitely promotes great oral hygiene. Now you may have heard of innumerable  reports on the web about oil pulling curing different types of diseases. Back in the mid-90s a newspaper in India put out a survey and asked anybody who had any experience with oil pulling to write in and literally thousands of people wrote in telling their story about having healing benefits from oil pulling even with cancers and diabetes and heartburn and so many other conditions that it started an international buzz where people were reading about it and trying to learn more about it. And the good news is that a lot of research was done as a result of it proving that it’s really quite good for your oral mucosa. Whether it’s actually good for all these diseases hasn’t been proven, but there is actually some research that shows that when you take oil in the body it has a chelating and a pulling effect and it literally pulls toxins out of it.  If you have ever tried this technique you can feel your sinuses begin to drain and definitely feel a pulling effect, there’s no question about that. Whether or not that pulling effect will cure the diseases, is yet to be determined. But there is more research that needs to be done but it’s something that is recommendable, and since we live in a world of a fat-soluble toxic exposure, our head and neck become some of the central depositing places for those fat soluble toxins, and now when we know of oil pulling and its positive results, and how it is great for the teeth and gums, why not give it a whirl?

Dental Myths Debunked

Know how to recognize the myths from the facts?

Well, we can help you debunk a few myths that are commonly believed by the people.

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Fact: Decay is possible in baby teeth leading to pain, trouble with eating and speech problems. And in addition to that, they can cause misalignment of adult teeth in the future.

Myth: Put an aspirin on an aching tooth.

Fact: Aspirin only works when consumed, and in addition to that causes acid burns to gums and lips.

Myth: Where there is more sugar intake, more decaying of teeth is seen.

Fact: How long the sugar sits on the teeth is more accountable for decay than the amount consumed, and not brushing after consuming sugary substances poses the real trouble.

Myth: If your teeth are white, they are absolutely healthy.

Fact: Dental decay and gum diseases can hide behind white teeth.

And teeth whitening is not a solution for decay.

Myth: Bad breath (Oral Malodour) is due to poor oral hygiene.

Fact: Oral Malodour can arise due to the food one consumes, certain medications and illnesses, while poor oral hygiene is just one of the many causes of it.

Advancement in Root Canal Treatment

The newly introduced adaptive system is an advanced anti downtick rotary system that combines the strength and flexibility of the patented TF nickel titanium twisted files with the adaptive motion technology of the elements to help clinicians safely, accurately and efficiently cleanly shape the root canals.

This adaptive system employs a unique adaptive motion technology that puts you in control by delivering rotary when you want it and reciprocation when you need it, based on a patented smart algorithm designed to work with the adaptive file system. Adaptive motion technology changes the motion of the file based on the applied load for better file control and reduced chance of breakage.

Adaptive motion technology provides a reflexive torque control that adapts to your technique throughout the procedure the system first rotates the file clockwise then depending on the load on the file the system reacts and adapts to a counterclockwise reciprocating motion the alternating rotary and reciprocal
motions reduce file stress and avoid the screw in effect that dentists frequently experience with traditional rotary systems. This unique adaptive motion reduces the risk of Intra canal failure without affecting performance because the adaptive motor automatically selects in real-time the safest and most efficient file movement.

Based on its current load adaptive motion technology also helps to reduce the chance of post-operative pain and inflammation associated with pushing debris through the apex.

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Why Dental implants?

Missing teeth are bad news for your dental health. When you’ve lost teeth, you leave your gums vulnerable to irritation and your remaining teeth at risk for shifting and falling out. While dentures and bridges used to be the only options for people with tooth loss, a newer solution is becoming the gold standard for tooth replacement: dental implants.

With dental implants, you don’t have to worry about many of the problems that accompany dentures, like special care requirements and slippage that causes speech and eating difficulties. Dental implants look and act like your natural teeth, and they don’t require special attention. No one will know you’ve got an implant except you and your dental specialist dentist. Learn more about dental implants in this infographic from DentiStar. If you have friends and family members who are dealing with tooth loss, share this information with them so they can talk to their own family dental care providers about their treatment options.

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