A broken tooth or loose dentures are just two reasons you may be interested in dental implants. Other reasons include preventing teeth from moving into a missing tooth’s space, improve chewing ability, correcting speech, or simply replacing a missing tooth lost due to injury, periodontal (gum) disease or tooth decay
With the help of dental implants, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted while enjoying the comfort and confidence that come with a set of strong, beautiful teeth. Providing a more natural appearance and greater stability and functionality than traditional dentures, dental implants have proven to be a revolutionary restoration option for dental patients with missing, badly decayed or damaged teeth. Made from medical grade titanium, dental implants are devices used to anchor and support artificial teeth. Typically resembling a tooth root in design, dental implants are surgically placed within the jawbone. The living bone will then fuse with the titanium post in a process called osseointegration. The osseointegration enables the implant to provide a very stable anchoring system for the replacement tooth and also makes the implant look and feel very natural. In fact, the comfort, stability and natural appearance of dental implants are their most popular attributes. Prior to receiving dental implants, you will have to undergo a thorough assessment and treatment planning with Dr. Coello. At this time, Dr. Coello will determine which type of restoration option will be best for you and whether or not additional procedures such as bone grafting will be required in order to allow for the use of dental implants. These determinations will be based using assessment tools such as digital x-rays and 3D computer guided imaging, via CT Scan.
Dental Implant Post-Op Care
Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
Dental Implants for Terminal Dentition
There are two types of implants available, endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal means “in the bone” and is the most common type of dental implant. The implant is set using either screws, cylinders or blades, and each implant can hold one or more prosthetic tooth. Subperiosteal means “on the bone”. These type of implants are set on top of the jaw with a metal framework’s posts poking through the gums to hold the teeth. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. At Coello Dentistry, we offer only the best in implant technology, this is why we only use the highest quality dental implants for your case.
Biomet 3i implants are unique because the microsurface of the cone-shaped screw contains an innovative bone-bonding component. The OSSEOTITE Implant features an acid-etched surface designed to facilitate osseointegration by increasing platelet activation and red blood cell agglomeration. This means that implants can be placed in areas with low bone density and preserves coronal bone.
The OSSEOTITE Surface has more than 10 years of documentation from numerous global multicenter clinical evaluations. Clinical studies on the OSSEOTITE Surface continue to document the benefits of increased contact osteogenesis, especially in poor-quality bone.
The term Osseoincorporation refers to a bone healing process that studies indicate is possible with Zimmer Dental’s Trabecular Metal Dental Implants. Zimmer is a leading provider of dental oral rehabilitation products, announces its FDA approval to use the term “osseoincorporation” in describing the unique bone healing process made possible with its Zimmer® Trabecular Metal™Dental Implant.
Osseoincorporation refers to the healing potential of bone onto an implant surface and into an implant structure. The Trabecular Metal Dental Implant features an osteoconductive mid-section, formed from Trabecular Metal material, designed for ingrowth as well as ongrowth in a process new to implant dentistry called osseoincorporation.
The BTI implant has an apex with exceptional advance/drive capacity and a small apical surface. These features prevent compressions at this level facilitating directional control and its placement in very narrow crest bones.
In anatomically compromised situations, it allows the implant to advance slightly beyond the drilling and therefore avoids undesired risks in the surgery.
- Less apical surface – Less compression.
- Larger osseointegration surface – Better capacity for bone integration.