Notice from the Hospital
Dental Implant Center
Our activities and characteristics
Dental implantation is a therapy to implant artificial dental roots, and add jaw bones and soft tissues if necessary, to replace or augment jaw bones and teeth that have been lost for various reasons including caries and periodontal disease, but also including injury, accident, cancer, and so on. The Dental Implant Center at Okayama University Hospital integrates specialized therapies that have been conducted by different departments to date. It provides advanced multidisciplinary therapy in a safer way, controlling systemic diseases through the close cooperation of main departments including Crown Bridge Prosthetics and Oral Implantology Department, Occlusal and Oral Functional Rehabilitation Department, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery, and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Biopathology), and supportive departments including the Department of General Medicine, Plastic Surgery Department, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, Department of Preventive Dentistry, Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Division of Dental Hygienist, and the Dental Laboratory Division. When requirements are met, we can offer immediate restoration so that a temporary tooth can be installed in one day or on the following day to avoid trouble in daily life. For patients who have extensive loss of the jaw bone (one third or more of the jaw) because of a traffic accident or after tumor resection, we also offer bone-anchored devices for a wide edentulous area when the device is applicable to the patient. This application of implant technology is covered by public health insurance.