Doing your Dental Implants in Sri Lanka
|Before dental implants, we were limited in how we were able to replace missing teeth. Options included fixed bridges, which often required the reduction of adjacent teeth to replace a missing tooth, or removable dentures. Implant dentistry allows us to replace individual teeth, without altering adjacent natural teeth(like in bridges). Dental implants help retain jawbone and anchor dentures, bridges and crowns firmly in place!|
A dental implant is a small "anchor."or "screw" It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. A prosthetic replacement tooth is then secured to the top of the implant. Dental implants offer a more permanent solution for replacing lost teeth.
|How do Dental Implants work?|
|A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root that takes over the function of a real root. When a natural root is lost, it can be replaced with a dental implant. The implants are usually made of titanium. They are very durable and are well accepted by the human body. Dental implants are becoming a popular alternative to traditional, removable bridges and dentures. After dental implants are placed and the jawbone has healed, permanent teeth can be built on top of them. For example, a crown or bridge.|
|The Benefits of Dental Implants|
| More healthful and
beautiful: When teeth are missing, the surrounding
bone begins to shrink. This unhealthy bone loss can make your jawline
recede. Implant dentistry can help prevent deterioration of the
jawbone caused by loss of teeth, so your face retains its natural
More Comfortable: Because dental implants are securely anchored, there is no slipping or movement as there is with dentures. This eliminates some of the key worries of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation, and pain from exposed nerves.
More Confident: With dental implants at sakuki, you'll never need to cover your mouth when laughing, smiling, or speaking. You can eat your favorite foods without pain or fear of embarrassment. You will look better, feel better, and live more confidently.
Advances in biomaterial technology have made tooth colored fillings enter an era of absolute confidence in their physical properties as an improved alternative to metal amalgam fillings. They have become the standard of care.
There are a number of types of tooth-colored fillings. These are,
|The material is a composite quartz resin (durable plastic) containing a light-sensitive activating agent. It is bonded into place and hardened with light. Our clinic is equipped with intensified 'arc light' technology which hardens the filling in 10 seconds, compared to the 2-3 minutes needed using conventional quartz halogen light. These are the most commonly used type of 'white' fillings. They are also used in cosmetic dentistry to patch up chips or as Composite Veneers, often referred to as 'Bonding'. These materials come in a variety of tooth shades to match your own tooth color.|
Glass Ionomer Fillings
|These fillings do not come in many shades and are therefore not suitable for front teeth. They are not as strong as composite fillings and are therefore limited in their use to small cavities or parts of the tooth which are non stress-bearing. They have a major advantage of containing 'Fluoride' which helps prevent decay and are mostly used in back teeth.|
|Porcelain, Artglass, Belleglass, or Composite Inlays at sakuki smile center|
|Similar in process to Porcelain Veneers, inlays require 2 appointments as they are fabricated in a dental laboratory. These procedures were common to overcome some of the limitations of the older generation composite materials in large cavities. Inlays have superior strength and may be indicated as an alternative to a Crown in very large cavities or fractured back teeth.|