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Dental Implants

Dental implants mean replacement tooth roots and provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth custom made to match your natural teeth.

What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

  • look and feel like your own teeth. They are designed to fuse with bone. 

  • allow you speak without any worry that teeth might slip.

  • eliminate the worries and discomfort of removable dentures.

  • function like your own teeth, while they allow you to relish your favorite foods.

  • improve the self esteem and help you feel better about yourself.

  • don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. As a result, easier access between teeth, improved overall oral hygiene.

  • are very durable and may last many years even  a lifetime.

  • eliminate embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures and any need for messy adhesives to keep them intact. 

Who can get Dental Implant?

Anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. It is important that  patients have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. In addition, it requires the patient to be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders like  diabetes or heart disease -- or patients who have undergone radiation therapy to the head/neck area need an individual assessment for this treatment. 

How Dental Implant is done?

  1. The first step in the dental implant process is the development of an individualized treatment plan that addresses patient’s  personalised needs and is drafted by a team of professionals especially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. 

  2. In the next stage, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, and anchors it securely in the jaw. The healing process may take about 6-12 weeks.

  3. Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post -- called an abutment -- is attached to the post to securely hold on to the new tooth. Your dentist makes impressions of your teeth, and creates a model of your bite (capturing all your teeth, their type, arrangement). Designing of the new tooth or teeth is based on this model. Later, a replacement tooth, called a crown, is attached to the abutment.

  4. some patients may have more than one attachments placed on the implant to retain and support a removable denture. Your dentist will also match the details of colour of your new teeth similar to your natural teeth. The replacement teeth look, feel, and function just like your own natural ones.

Care for Dental Implants

Dental implants require the same care as real teeth - brushing, flossing, rinsing with an anti- bacterial mouthwash and the periodical regular dental check-ups.

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