Do you have lost or weak teeth which need to be replaced? Don’t lose heart as yet for there is a new type of implant which can get you smiling as well as restore all normal oral functions. Known as bicortical implantology or cortical implantology, Basal implantology has crossed the boundaries of traditional implants into limitless horizons. Classified as an “oral division of orthopedic surgery”, Basal implantology can be deployed with immediate effect even in patients who have undergone the most advanced type of periodontal diseases and who have had tooth extractions.
Basal implants have an edge over the traditional methods of implants with the advantage of being anchored in the hardest part or the cortical bone area. This also helps in extremely fast healing with the patient being able to resume chewing and all other oral functions. Being placed in the mandibular bone, basal implants do not bring about atrophy of the bone tissue when there is a missing tooth or teeth.
The Advantages of Basal Implants
Basal implants are advantageous in cases of contraindication of bone augmentation or resorption and also when there is severe atrophy in the osseous base of the gums due to a long period of neglected missing teeth. Basal implants can be deployed when there are three or more missing teeth. In case of any type of blood disorders, pregnancy, diseases, tumors or bone marrow disorders, Basal implantology cannot be performed.
A Basal implant can be successful only if the patient observes a healthy lifestyle with hygienic oral habits. Though the healing period for a basal implant takes up to 5-7 days, any type of rigorous sports, exercise or extreme sports is not permissible for a certain period.