Implant Placement Method

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the closest thing you can get to a natural tooth. Made of titanium, they fuse with your jawbone to form a strong foundation that supports a replacement tooth that looks, feels and functions just like a real one. They also don’t slip or make noise and won’t decay the way dentures or regular bridges can.방이동치과추천

There are several different types of dental implants to support various replacement needs, including missing or damaged teeth, failing teeth, and supporting a full arch of fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth. However, all implant-supported replacement teeth consist of the same basic parts: the implant post, the abutment and the crown.

The implant post or screw is a metal anchor that replaces your missing tooth root and doubles as your restored tooth’s new “tooth socket.” It’s positioned where the old tooth used to be, right into the gap in the gum line.

Once your implant integration takes place, and the stud becomes one with your bone, an abutment is placed atop the implant. This abutment is what connects the crown to the implant and is what you see when you smile. The final restoration is the crown that is placed on top of the abutment and will look, feel and function just like a tooth.

During your consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, they will be able to guide you towards the best implant placement method based on the type of restoration you require, and the anatomy of your mouth and chest. This is a crucial step in the process as different positions have pros and cons for each patient.

Over the muscle or subglandular placement

In over the muscle placement, the implant is placed above the pectoralis muscle and breast tissue to mirror normal anatomic structure. This technique can result in less movement of the implant or “breast animation” during physical activity. However, this can lead to complications such as a loss of strength in the chest muscle and is associated with a longer recovery period.

Submuscular or dual plane placement

With submuscular placement, the implant is inserted underneath the pectoralis muscle and breast tissue, which can minimize visibility of any rippling or wrinkling on the surface of the implant. It can also help reduce the risk of capsular contracture.

A newer technique, known as immediate load, or Teeth in a Day, allows the insertion of a temporary replacement tooth during the same procedure as implant placement. This may be an option for you if you have enough natural bone and the implant is secure enough to support a restoration on the same day as it is placed. This is only a possibility if you have adequate soft tissue cover to hide the abutment and prevent exposure. For this reason, it’s important to discuss your options with an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon.서울0.1치과의원