Dental implants in Panama

Implantes Dentales En Panamá

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Dental implants have changed the course of dentistry over the last 25 years or so. They are an ideal solution for replacement of missing teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post which is surgically adapted into the bone beneath the gum line to work as a tooth root. After a few months allowing oseointegration to take place, we will attach a porcelain crown on top of the implant to ensure the appearance as well as function, mimicking those of a natural tooth.

The tooth (crown) is custom designed to match the colour, size, shape and feel of your natural teeth and dental implants re-establish your teeth closer to the way they were than any other treatment.

El diente (corona) se diseña a la medida para que coincida con el color, el tamaño, la forma y la sensación de sus dientes naturales y los implantes dentales restablecen sus dientes más cerca de como estaban antes que cualquier otro tratamiento.

Why The Need for Dental Implants?

Tooth loss can be due to trauma, accident, severe gum disease, tooth decay or poor oral hygiene. If left untreated, missing teeth can lead to various consequences including:

  • Speech problems resulting from the gap created by one or more missing teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Older looking appearance with wrinkled and sunken cheeks as missing teeth can cause sagging of muscles which cannot support lips and cheeks
  • Pain in the facial muscles of the jaw resulting in an improper bite induced by the missing teeth
  • Tooth decay and gum disease due to plaque accumulation and food entrapment in the gap caused by the missing teeth
  • Improper bite resulting from a tilt of adjacent teeth into the empty space caused by a missing tooth
  • Hiding your smile to avoid the embarrassment caused by a bad smile from missing teeth

Advantages Of Dental Implants

There are many advantages to having dental implants:

  • Implants are a long term durable solution
  • Dental Implants help maintain the shape and contour of face and smile
  • Implants do not harm the adjacent tooth structure and protect healthy bones
  • Implants provide superior appearance
  • Implants can address speech defects
  • Implants give the freedom to eat what you wish

Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth

Dental implants are the best option in modern dentistry for replacing multiple missing teeth.

For those with multiple missing or failing teeth, there are three main treatment options:

A removable partial denture

A removable partial denture uses clasps to grab onto adjacent, healthy teeth to hold the denture in place. The clasps, which are designed to fit tightly onto the healthy teeth, put pressure on the underlying gums and natural teeth they hook onto. This weakens the jawbone and loosens the supporting teeth, which often leads to additional tooth loss.

A fixed bridge supported by multiple teeth

A multiple tooth-supported fixed bridge is a traditional tooth replacement option. Problems of decay, root canal infections, periodontal bone loss and bone atrophy can worsen the situation because there are more teeth involved. Unfortunately, larger bridges fail faster than single tooth bridges.

An implant-supported bridge

Dental implants are the best and longest lasting alternative to replacing multiple missing or failing teeth. Dental implants are the most natural looking and feeling tooth replacement and will keep you smiling for years to come with very low maintenance.

Dental implants for multiple missing teeth can do the following:

· Stop the bone deterioration process
· Are much more comfortable and stable than partial dentures
· Maintain the integrity of the facial structure
· Keep the gum line intact since it will not be worn away by metal clasps
· Preserve adjacent natural teeth
· Provide a permanent tooth-replacement option
· You simply need to care for them as you would for other natural teeth with good daily oral hygiene