With regular individual and professional oral care and a good general condition, a dental implant can last a lifetime. With poor oral hygiene and a deterioration of health, especially due to inflammatory diseases, there is an increased risk of peri-implantitis. This is an inflammatory disease in the immediate vicinity of the implant – first on the gingival margin, then progressing to the jawbone.
If the peri-implantitis is not treated properly, there is a possibility of losing the implant. But what are the prerequisites for a successful dental implantation? A successful implant treatment has some general requirements:
* Sufficient bone supply in the jaw (wide and high enough) and good bone quality
* Readiness for perfect oral hygiene
* Good general condition
These factors can help and bone substitutes can be relied on in most cases of Implant Dentistry in Indianapolis IN, but routine oral hygiene depends solely on the patient. However, there are also contraindications and risk factors that affect the success of implant treatment:
* Certain diseases (blood disorders, clotting disorders, poorly adjusted diabetes, cancers)
* Heavy bite disorders
* Addictions (drug addiction, heavy alcohol, and nicotine consumption)
* Age (not under 18 years)
* Inadequate oral hygiene and insufficient bone supply in the jaw
When is a bone replacement or a sinus lift required?
Without adequate bone volume, dental implantation cannot be performed – this is always the top priority for implant treatment. Modern dentistry has also found an adequate and safe solution to this problem. Through targeted bone formation, the required increase in bone volume can be achieved to enable tooth implantation.
Bone formation methods
There are different bone formation methods:
* Bone block transplantation (self-bone, which is taken in another area of the jaw)
* Bone substitute material (of synthetic or natural origin, bone-forming self-cells and blood vessels grow in and form living bone)
* Sinus lift, which is an elevation of the maxillary sinus floor (in the maxillary posterior area, the maxillary sinus is filled with bone substitute material)
In the lower jaw, a few implants are able to provide a stable hold for a full bridge. In other words, in contrast to the usual eight implants in the upper jaw, six may be sufficient. The other fundamental difference arises from the nature of the maxillary sinus. Contact us for more details.