Previously, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, we have better and more advanced solution like dental implants.
A major advantage of 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 to 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 prevents 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.
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 implant?
There are two main types of implants. The more commonly used type of implant called as 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 as 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 jawbone and cannot or do not want to undergo a bone augmentation procedure to rebuild it.
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.
Before surgery your dentist will Prepare you for your surgical procedure, which includes
- Rinsing your mouth using a good mouth wash containing
- Prescribing antibiotics for 3 days
- Fixing your date of surgery and advising you on your food
Surgery – Phase one
- For surgical process your mouth will be totally numbed with the help of anaesthesia
- Incision or flap incision will be made where the implant is to be
- A drill will be done to create a space for 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 closure of gums
- Then healing process will start and will last for few months
Surgery – Phase two
- Another incision is done for exposing of the implant
- 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 crown
What is the downside of dental implants?
Getting dental implants is generally safe, but as with any surgery complications may occur if 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
- Implant is not stable
- If bone loss is greater than 1.0 mm in first year
- If inflammation mucosa takes place
- Not healthy Patients like patients with poor oral hygiene, Heavy smokers, Patient with diabetes etc
- Delay in surgery
- Over drilling or over heating at the time of placement of 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 anaesthesia .While a small number of patients experience pain after surgery(which can ne treated with pain killers) 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 average price of dental implant?
Price of implant depends on few factors like: –
- What type of implant you are opting
- Number of implants
- Material of implant
- Quality of implant use
- Full mouth rehabilitation
- Dental crowns
- Place where you live
- Condition of patient’s mouth
Implants can start from as low as Rs 20000 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.