DENTAL IMPLANTS

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

  • DENTAL IMPLANTS RESEMBLES ROOTS
  • The main benefit of dental implants is that an implant connects directly to the jaw bone. When a tooth is lost, bone loss will occur in that region because the root is no longer stimulating and stabilizing the bone. By using titanium implant, we biochemically replace the root..
  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOSE A TOOTH?
  • BONE LOSS: When you lose a tooth, especially a back tooth, you may feel you do not require it to be replaced, as you have plenty of other teeth. However, there is more bone loss going on under the surface of tooth once it is lost. The people who have lost most of their teeth and have not replaced it, appear to have a caved-in appearance to their mouths because of bone loss.
  • COSMETIC AND FUNCTIONAL PROBLEMS: Besides causing damage to the bone, tooth loss affects remaining teeth as well. Loss of teeth creates cosmetic issues and bite problems. Loss of tooth can also affect facial structures such as the jaw and its joints, muscles, and even the skin. If several teeth are lost, patient also suffer from poor nutrition.
  • REBUILDING BONE
  • When the supporting alveolar bone is lost, it can be rebuild through grafting, we rebuild bone to fuse with and support an implant. But it is advised to have a dental implant as early as possible after the tooth is lost for the best cosmetic and functional outcome.
  • TIMELINE
  • Replacing a tooth with an implant and a crown is mostly not a one-day process. The implant needs time to properly fuse to the bone and create a healthy fusion before the crown can be attached and full bite force can be applied. Mostly it will take a few months to complete the process.

DENTAL IMPLANTS- Q & A

Q: Is the surgery of placing dental implant painful?

A: No, it is usually done under local anesthesia. Once the anesthesia takes effect, you should not feel pain or discomfort.

Q: What can I expect after the effect of anesthesia is over?

A: Generally healing is quick and un-eventful after implant surgery. You can expect some minor discomfort, which can generally be managed with prescribed medicines.

Q: How long is the procedcure to place dental implants?

A: It depends on the number of the implants. Simple, dental implant procedure for 1 to 3 implants placement usually takes less than an hour.

Q: What are restrictions after implant surgery?

A: You should not eat for 3 hrs post procedure. You can eat soft, nutritious foods and keep well hydrated after surgery. We will explain how to care for your new implants during healing.

Q: What is the healing period after implant placement?

A: The entire process usually takes about 3 months approximately, depending on your treatment plan.

Q: How long the dental implants last?

A: Once a dental implant has fused to the bone successfully (integrated to bone) and it is functional, it should last many years if cared for properly. However, periodic dental visit for follow up are mandatory.

Q: If the dental implant is rejected my body, what is then?

A: Allergy to titanium is extraordinarily rare, so as rejection, but it can happen. Occasionally an implant also does not fuse to the bone the first time. In such case, it is simply removed and the site is allowed to heal. Then we can place another implant, which will integrate with the bone normally.

Q: What are the expense involved in dental implant?

A: Expense is always relative. For example, dental implants may be a little more expensive than fixed bridgework to place, but since they last much longer, over time they are much more cost-effective