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Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

Everyone loves a beautiful smile. But with age or negligence, they could be lost. This changes the structure of the jaw bone , facial appearance and loss of oral functions. It is therefore vital to replace missing teeth.

There are different treatment alternatives available for replacement of missing teeth. Dental Implants are one of the most recent advances in artificial teeth replacement, that has changed the lives of millions for the better. A dental implant is a "root" device, usually made of Titanium used in Dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth and are fixed to the bone.

Who can opt for dental implants?

People who have missing teeth, and have good general health are ideal candidates for an implant.

How much does an implant cost?

The cost can be determined after thorough examination and analysis of patient oral health ,skill, expertise and experience of the dentist and individual preferences determine the cost of an implant.

How much time is required for treatment?

Dental implant is a prolonged procedure and takes about 4-9 months or even more depending upon each case. The dentist does however provide temporary teeth during this period.

Is the treatment painful?

There could be little discomfort at the time of the procedure but patient sedation and anesthesia are used to reduce the discomfort. Most of the patients experience pain for 2-3 days after the implant/surgery. Dentists also give medicines to reduce the pain and avoid any type of discomfort.

Are there any chances of failure?

Though the incidence of failure are less, there are chances that an implant could fail because of factors such as lack of care, misalignment or medical condition that a patient suffers from. Dental implants use titanium material that is bio compatible i.e. it is compatible with the tissues of the body. Titanium is widely used now days to replace parts of the body.

How soon can a patient resume work?

The patient experiences discomfort and swelling on the day of surgery as well a day after the surgery. The patient is advised not to do any strenuous exercise. The decision to resume work depends on an individual.

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • Dental Implants appear and feel natural. Since they integrate into the bone, it’s hard to tell it’s an artificial tooth.
  • Unlike bridges,where adjacent teeth are compromised, incase of Implants you dont have to sacrifice the adjacent teeth to support it.
  • There is more confidence for the patients with Implants as it looks and feels natural.They can eat and speak with comfort and confidence. The Discomfort of dentures and gum irritation of bridges can be avoided.
  • The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

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