Immediate Load type ( Sargon)
We are the only office in San Diego, that offers immediate tooth replacement using immediate load dental Implant called Sargon, which is the only implant that has been approved for immediate load by FDA (Food and Drug Administration). We also offer Nobel Active as another immediate load dental implant. It is the newest design in dental implantology that will give you immediate stability in bone as well.
Dental implants are becoming more popular in today's dental society for a number of reasons. Implants are utilized to offer patients a foundation for new restorative teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. The implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture.
- The implant will osseointegrate (bond,intermingle) with the existing bone, or in another word bone will grow around the implant and make it stable.
- The new implant will support your new tooth firmly and safely.
- Your new teeth on implants are aesthetically pleasing.
- You will no longer have pain during talking or eating.
- The dental implant will prevent progressive bone atrophy, or Implant are known to preserve your jaw bone.
- Implants have a proven scientific basis.
Dental Implants are shown to have more success rate that crowns and bridges.
The tooth structure has two main sections, the root and the crown. The root is the section of the tooth that is below the gumline. A dental implant acts as the root of the tooth, and it acts as an anchor in the jawbone amde of titanium or titanium alloy. The first step of the procedure is surgical placement of the implant. Under regular dental anesthetic, the gum tissue is opened and the dentist places the implant into the jawbone. When this is achieved, the tissue is then sutured closed. Today specially in our office, 99% of the implants are placed without opening the gums. It is done through the gums.There is not often significant discomfort with this procedure. The pain and swelling comes from opening the gums which exposes the periostium that causes pain and discomfort. This process can take from 1-3 hours depending on the number of implants being placed. placing one implant that is immediately loaded takes about one hour. placing a delayed load, takes only 30-40 minutes.
This delayed load implant will be left untreated for a period of 3-6 months. During this time, the bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration. A removable prostheses may be utilized during this time period to allow for chewing and to preserve the cosmetic appearance..
The next step in the process is to attach an abutment to the implant. This is achieved by exposing the top of the implant and placing the abutment. This is the part of the implant that will support the final crown.
Finally, an impression is taken of the abutment and a final restoration is crafted. This restoration will be comfortable and cosmetically pleasing. Your completed implant will be fully functional, allowing you to resume normal activities.