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Dental Implants – Solution for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. Previously, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, we have a better and more advanced solution like dental implants.

A major advantage of an implant is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth in place. Also, for some people, ordinary bridges and dentures may not be comfortable and even not possible due to various reasons like poor ridges, sore spots, etc.

From this article, you can get to know how dental implant replaces your missing teeth. and get answers to all your questions regarding planning a brighter smile.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a screw that replaces the root of a tooth when it fails. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over the span of a few months.

Why select Dental Implants over other procedures?

Dental Implants have numerous advantages, the major ones are the following:

Preservation of bone: Implants protect the facial bone and other healthy teeth

Improved function: Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that helps stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss

Aesthetics: Give you are beautiful smile

Stability and support: Teeth adjacent to a space where a tooth has been lost often tend to shift or tilt into that space. This leads to further instability among the nearby teeth. Implants prevent this.

Do you qualify for Dental Implants?

Dental Implants depend on the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. So, if you have healthy gums and enough bone to hold an implant, you can get it done for your missing teeth.

In more than 90% of the cases, anyone healthy enough to get extractions or dental surgeries can get implants done.

What are the different types of implants?

There are two main types of implants. The more commonly used type of implant is called Endosteal and the other type is Subperiosteal.

Endosteal: These dental implants are placed in the jawbone. Typically, they are made of titanium and are shaped like small screws.

Subperiosteal: These dental implants are placed under the gum but on, or above the jawbone. This type of implant may be used in patients who do not have enough healthy natural jawbones and cannot or do not want to undergo a bone augmentation procedure to rebuild them.

How dental implants are placed?

How Dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant, the condition of your jawbone, etc. The surgery may involve several procedures.

How dental implants are placed
How dental implants are placed

Before surgery, your dentist will prepare you for your surgical procedure, which includes

  • Rinsing your mouth using a good mouthwash containing
  • Prescribing antibiotics for 3 days
  • Fixing your date of surgery and advising you on your food

Surgery – Phase one

  • For the surgical process, your mouth will be totally numbed with the help of anesthesia
  • An incision or flap incision will be made where the implant is to be
  • A drill will be done to create a space for an implant and then it will be screwed into the implant itself and will remain in place during the healing process.
  • Then stitches will be done along with the closure of the gums
  • Then healing process will start and will last for a few months

Surgery – Phase two

  • Another incision is done for exposing the implant for missing teeth
  • A small extension is placed on the implants for an impression to be taken. This compound is what the lab will use to fit your new
  • From the impression, a new crown will be created according to your fit and natural teeth
  • The final phase will be the placement of a crown

What is the downside of dental implants?

Getting dental implants is generally safe, but as with any surgery, complications may occur if the implant is not properly executed. That is why one must choose experienced and reliable dental Clinics like Partha Dentals. Generally, failure of the implants takes place when

  • The implant is not stable for all missing teeth
  • If bone loss is greater than 1.0 mm in the first year
  • If inflammation of mucosa takes place
  • Not healthy Patients like patients with poor oral hygiene, Heavy smokers, Patient with diabetes, etc
  • Delay in surgery for missing teeth
  • Over drilling or overheating at the time of placement of the implant
  • Delay in healing after surgery
  • Excessive bleeding

Other points to keep in mind are that dental implants are not a quick fix. multiple steps are involved, and the treatment takes time as one must wait for the implant to fuse with the jawbone.

How painful is getting a dental implant?

The procedure itself is not painful as it is done under general or local anesthesia. While a small number of patients experience pain after surgery(which can ne be treated with painkillers) most people do not find it as painful as they expected it to be. Most patients say that the pain they experience is more or less the same as root canal treatment or getting a pulled tooth. In general, patients report that the results are well worth the process.

How long do dental implants last?

With the right care, dental implants can last 15 years and potentially up to 25 years. They are the most permanent solution for missing teeth on the market,

What is the average price of a dental implant?

The price of a dental implant depends on a few factors: –

  • What type of implant you are opting for missing teeth
  • Number of implants
  • Material of implant
  • Quality of implant use
  • Full mouth rehabilitation
  • Dental crowns
  • A place where you live
  • Implantology’s
  • Condition of patient’s mouth

Implants can start from as low as Rs 20,000 at Partha Dental Clinic. The exact price can be decided only after a dentist’s consultation. Do Book an appointment at a Paratha Dental Clinic near you for more details. call: 08500779000