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Twisted Roof Structure

Dental Implant


Dental implant is an implant that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. They may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is the one with good general and oral health. Adequate jaw bone is required to support the implant, and the best candidates should have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of periodontal disease and oral inflammation, and in the placement of dental implants.









A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.

Internal sinus-lift

External sinus-lift


Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.

Extraction Socket Preservation

Alveolar ridge augmentation


Successful implant therapy requires your full co-operation in regard to daily oral hygiene practices and attendance at regular follow-up appointments. The long-term success of implants depend both on your own efforts with oral hygiene and those of the practice team who provide your regular care and ongoing assessment. In order to maintain the high level of periodontal and implant health obtained with the treatment rendered thus far, it is of utmost importance to meticulously follow the recommended home care instructions daily. 

The frequency of your follow-up appointments will depend on the severity of periodontal disease and your individual risk of disease progression. Usually, follow-up visits are scheduled for every 4 to 6 months. Regular follow-up appointments are vitally important to determine the stability of your periodontal and implant health, ensure that the peri-implant disease process does not recur, causing further destruction of the gums and supporting bone. If there are signs of continuing disease, your periodontist will be able to identify new or recurring sites of inflammation and treat them at an early stage. You will also be given advice on how to modify your oral hygiene practices to tackle the inflammation. When treated and maintained properly, long lasting and predictable results are expected.


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