Advanced Techniques in Dental Implants
Dental Implant technology has come a long way. Dr. Gupta employs the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that patients receive the best results. These techniques ensure that the procedure is minimally invasive, and lasts long with the least amount of post operative pain.
This is a technique where a tooth is extracted and preservation of extraction socket is done. Generally, after a tooth extraction, the alveolar ridge decreases in volume and change in width and height occurs which results in poor bone formation and creates esthetic problems and fabrication of implant supported prosthesis.
To overcome these problems simple socket preservation procedure is done by using patients own blood (autologous blood) which is the richest source of growth factors as platelets play crucial role in wound healing.
Ridge Split Technique
Ridge split technique provides the advantage of ridge expansion and simultaneous implant placement in narrow/thin ridges. It increases the width of the bone by splitting and expanding the existing bone. Advantages are that no second stage surgery required to place implants, reducing overall time, making it more cost effective and increasing implant stability as the new bone formation is between the cortical plates.
Failure of implants may be caused by micromotion and stress exerted on implants during the phase of bone healing. This concept is especially true in case of implants placed in atrophic ridges. So the primary stabilization and fixation of implants are an important goal that can also allow immediate loading and oral rehabilitation on the day of surgery. This goal is achieved by the technique of welding titanium bars on implant abutments.
The main advantage of intraoral welding consists is in placing definitive restoration on the same day of surgery. In fact, the lack of stability and retention of denture is the main discomfort complained about by totally edentulous patients, which can be removed through this technique.
The term All-on-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a surgical and prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease. It consists of the rehabilitation of either edentulous maxilla or mandible with fixed prosthesis by placing four implants in the anterior maxilla, where bone density is higher. The All-on-4 treatment concept is a prosthodontic procedure (i.e., replacement of missing teeth) that provides a permanent, screw-retained, same-day replacement for the entire upper and / or lower set of teeth with a bridge or denture.
The procedure is best for patients with significant tooth loss or decay and for people whose bone loss in the jaw area prevents them from getting conventionally oriented (vertical) dental implants. Often, tooth loss is accompanied by loss of the jaw bone which poses the problem of reconstruction of the jaw bone requiring bone grafting. The All-on-4 technique takes advantage of the dense bone that remains in the front part of the jaws and by placing the two posterior implants on an angle to avoid the sinus cavities in the upper jaw and the nerve canal in the lower jaw. For the implementation to be successful a careful analysis of the bone structure needs to be made. The most ideal way to evaluate the bone is by a CBCT scan. The All-on-4 protocol is for at least four implants to be placed in a jaw.
At Dr. Gupta's Dental Centre and Implant Institute, you can be assured that the best care plan will be designed FOR YOU with the a technique and technology that will provide the best prognosis.