Any one who has lost a tooth or several teeth due to a periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason, is a good candidate for a dental , permanent implant . It is safe, long-lasting and has aesthetic benefits too.
What is it exactly ?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is screwed into place onto the jaw and is the best option for people who have otherwise strong gums and need a tooth or two replaced!
Is it better than removable dentures ?
One of biggest benefit of dental implants is that they place less of a burden on the surrounding teeth and jaw bones and promote healing of bone structures and gums under the teeth.
What are the long term benefits of an implant ?
Dental implants tend to reduce long-term risks posed to the jaw. Generally, a high-quality dental implant is expected to last a lifetime , if put properly by expert dentists.
Is any special requirement needed to get an implant ?
Your dentist will have to see if you have adequate bone height in your jaw that is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of any periodontal disease.
What are the types of implants ?
- Endosteal (in the bone implant ): In this type of implant the Titanium post is screwed right into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
- Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height.
- Ridge Modification : Some patients with deformities in the upper or lower jaw might need , what is called, “ Ridge Modification”. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful dental implants that can last for years without any complication or decay.
How is it implanted? what is the procedure ?
This procedure is simple and requires a couple of sittings. It starts with evaluation of your jaw bone and whether it has enough space for a titanium bolt implant and ends with an experienced periodontist placing the artificial tooth mount on the bolt / screw head.
All patients have different bone structures and require a customized treatment plan as per their condition.
Is Implant care simple? Do I need special care after implantation ?
Just like normal dental care, dental implants too require at home good oral cleaning, brushing and flossing to prevent plaque deposit. Apart from brushing and flossing and monthly visits to a dentist for deep cleaning, implants do not need any special care. Treat them just like your own teeth!
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