Dental Rehabilitation Post Road Accidents
A male patient in his late twenties after sustaining a road traffic accident visited Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil with a number of dental complaints and fractured teeth. His upper front teeth were completely fractured giving us no option but to extract them and to give him dental implants in Nagercoil.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are screws usually made of titanium and mimic the root of the tooth. It holds the teeth firmly in place, preserving the bone and minimizing bone resorption. Unlike other restorative dental treatments, there’s so that there less or no damage to the adjacent healthy teeth.
How Do We Help?
At Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, we specialize in dental implants in Nagercoil. We can fix your missing teeth and give back your smile. Our team includes an oral surgeon specializing in implantology, a prosthodontist, an endodontist and a cosmetic dentist. Together, we ensure patients people get the best possible dental care.
The patient we discussed earlier had both his extraction and implant placement on the same day. We completed the entire process in a single sitting under local anaesthesia. The procedure involved placing two implants on the upper jaw to support four teeth and two implants on both rights and left lower jaws to support two teeth.
With implants, we can replace a single tooth or an entire set of teeth on the upper or lower jaw. For patients with no teeth, it is possible to fix a set of 10 to 12 teeth on each jaw through 4 to 6 implants.
Following implant placement, we sutured the surgical sites, allowing it to heal for four weeks. This allows enough time for healing and ensure osseointegration. Meanwhile, the other fractured teeth were treated with root canal treatment to relieve the patient of any post-traumatic sensitivity. After four weeks, we took a CBCT to measure the bone formed around the implant and make sure that the implant was successful.
At the Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, we use the latest software to look at the different sections of the jaw and measure the length, width, and height of the bone. We can also find the length and width of the implant to determine the thickness and quality of the bone even before the procedure.
Four weeks later, we placed abutments on the respective implants. These abutments can be straight or angled. Dentists use angled abutments to align the replaced tooth within the dental arch. We then made a final impression to choose an appropriate shade of tooth and sent it to the dental lab. Finally, we cemented the prosthesis on the dental implant, helping the patient gleam with a brilliant smile…