Does getting a complete set of teeth in a single appointment sound like a dream?
We now introduce you to cortical implants that, thanks to better technology, make it possible to get a complete set of teeth in a single session.
What are cortical implants?
Cortical implants, also called basal implants, are an advanced implant process that leverages the jaw bone’s dense and mineralized part (also known as the basal bone or cortical bone) to hold the implant in place.
These immediately loadable dental implants are single pieces that provide stability and support for the jawline. A titanium root inserted into the bone holds the crown, bridge, and denture securely in place. These implants have the potential to last a lifetime if done right and kept well-maintained.
Cortical implants are the best option for patients with moderate to severe bone loss and jaw atrophy–when a bone graft or sinus lift is not needed.
Teeth are often located in the alveolar bone zone–the less dense bone component of the jaw bone. The basal bone, in contrast, is more resistant to resorption (breakdown) and infection because of its thickness. The high bone quality also boosts the durability of these innovative and cutting-edge implants.
Who should get cortical implants?
Cortical implants are designed to solve your complications if you have narrow ridges. Some individuals need to undergo dental implant procedures but are unable or hesitant to wait months for getting their teeth fixed. They are considered a perfect fit for undergoing a cortical implant procedure.
Previously, people with less bone density couldn’t have an implant. Advances in technology, however, have helped us achieve this dream.
You are considered an ideal candidate to undergo a cortical implant if you have:
- damaged, chipped, or uneven teeth;
- a gap in your teeth;
- uncertainty about wearing dentures;
- low jawbone density;
- or a toothless jaw that needs a complete jaw rehabilitation.
What are the pros of cortical implants?
Cortical implants help those with less bone density achieve their dream smiles. Some of their benefits include:
- No waiting time
Since cortical implants are loaded rapidly, the whole surgery can be completed while you remain under anesthesia after tooth extraction. If you are struggling with impacted teeth, then, the good news is that you can get it done right now.
- No Peri-Implantitis
Peri-Implantitis is an infection that commonly affects people with implants. It results in tissue softening and bone loss around the implant area. The risk of peri-implantitis after undergoing a cortical implant, however, is comparatively lower due to the polished surface of implants and their less invasive nature.
- No Bone Grafting
Most implants require a certain amount of bone grafting or augmentation. Adding specific bone density can be painful and may involve a more extended recovery. Cortical implants, on the other hand, do not require bone addition–only the cortical bone.
- No Sinus Lift
Dental implants often require a sinus lift for accessible accommodation if the patient does not have enough bone density. The cortical implant process, unlike traditional surgery, lets you skip the sinus lift process entirely. Cortical implants can be fixed vertically or horizontally with the basal bone.
- Immediate Loading
Immediate loading is a leading advantage of cortical implants, even if your teeth are periodontally diseased. Your dentist can perform both tooth extraction and the implant placement process in the same session, in spite of narrow ridges.
- Single Piece
Unlike other implants, there are no complex methods for cortical implants. The process is simple and efficient; only a single piece is required to carry out the operation. The best bit: you can get fixed teeth within 72 hours if you choose to undergo a cortical implant procedure.
How is the cortical implant procedure performed?
Before the cortical implant procedure begins, your dentists will scan and analyze your bone quality. They will discuss treatment goals with you using your scan results and mock-ups.
Next, you will be administered a local anesthetic to ensure that you undergo a painless procedure. The implant will be inserted, then, into the thick cortical bone after assessing the quantity and quality of basal implants.
Once implants are correctly placed, your jaw will be digitally scanned in order to construct the prosthesis. The prosthesis will be fixed into the basal implants and adjusted to provide a beautiful, natural smile.
- How long do cortical implants last?
Cortical implants last a lifetime if done right and maintained well. Specialty Dental Clinic has a record of successful implants that do not get tampered with easily.
- Can one eat nuts with implants?
Cortical implants improve the functioning of your teeth and your jaw bone health. Chewing, eating food becomes easier than before. Therefore, you can eat nuts with implants.
- What are the types of cortical implants available?
There are four types of cortical implants:
- Compression screw design (KOS)
- Bi-cortical screw design (BCS)
- Compression + Bi-cortical screw design (KOS plus)
- Basal Osseointegrated Implants (BOI)
- Is it safe for smokers and diabetics to get cortical implants?
Yes, cortical implants are safe for everyone, including diabetic patients and smokers. Cortical implants are recommended for people with lower bone density–as they are minimally invasive–and carry a lower risk of infection.
Cortical implants with immediate loading–one of dentistry’s greatest achievements–need a level of knowledge that our dentists have achieved via extensive training and hundreds of trials.
Our renowned dental surgeons possess the expertise and experience that comes with treating hundreds of cases with remarkable success rates and high client satisfaction.
We believe that every case deserves our sensitivity and care. Whether you desire a beautiful smile or better tooth and jaw function, if you want to know more about getting cortical implants in Bangalore, visit us at Specialty Dental Clinic today.