Same Day Dental Implants Alhambra CA

Posted September 27th, 2011 by Dr. Chao and filed in Dental Implants

What are immediate mini denture implants?

Immediate Denture Implants consist of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture (housing) acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring of the housing snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.

What causes failure in implants?

Posted June 21st, 2011 by Dr. Chao and filed in Dental Implants

What causes failure in implants?

Failure of an implant is generally related to the lack of osseointegration of the implant, i.e., fusion of the implant with the bone. Failure to osteointegrate leads to loss of the implant within the first year. Subsequent significant loss of bone around the implant in the following years can also lead to loss of the implant.

The one advantage dental implants have over natural teeth is that they are not susceptible to dental caries (cavities). However, a condition called peri-implantitis can occur. Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory condition of the gums and bone around an implant. This condition may result in loss of bone and eventual loss of the implant. The cause of this condition is unknown and may occur in 5% of the cases. Smokers, diabetics, patients with poor oral hygiene, and cases where the gums around the implant are thin are more prone to peri-implantitis.