A dental implant is an artificial tooth that works like a real tooth. When a natural tooth is extracted, an implant is inserted in the space left by the extracted tooth. It is the best solution for a missing teeth but is more expensive than a dental bridge. The implant is made of Titanium metal which is the strongest metal and gives maximum strength.
For the past few decades, whenever somebody lost his/her tooth due to decay, gum disease or trauma, the best possible way to replace those teeth was by the use of removable dentures or fixed bridges, but now DENTAL IMPLANT is a newer & a more viable option.
It imitates your tooth root and acts as an anchor for placing one or more artificial teeth. When a natural tooth is lost, an implant is inserted in the space left behind by the lost tooth. It is the best solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth but is a little expensive than a dental bridge.
Types of implants:
Single Tooth Implant
Single-tooth implants can be used in people who are missing one or more teeth. An implant is surgically placed in an opening that your dentist makes in the jawbone. After the implant integrates (attaches) to your bone, it acts as a new “root” for the crown that will replace your missing tooth. A crown (cap), which is made to look like a natural tooth, is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth.
It is a total rehabilitation procedure for patients with a full arch of missing teeth or the patients with severely carious or teeth affected due to gum disease, by placing four implants in the front region of the lower or the upper jaw, where the density of the bone is higher. This lessens the need of bone grafts and can facilitate the placement of 10-14 teeth.
A total rehabilitation procedure for patients with a full arch of missing teeth wherein six implants are placed in the upper or lower front tooth region, facilitating as a fixture for a bridge or denture. A bone graft may or may not be required depending upon the bone health.
You should consider dental implants if:
1. You have one or more missing teeth.
2. To prevent your teeth from drifting into the spaces created due to loss of other teeth.
3. To preserve your jawbone: Placing a denture or a fixed bridge eventually leads to loss of bone height and width due to inadequate stimulation to the bone as when the wearer chews food, the pressure is transferred to the supporting teeth. the area where the missing tooth was once, doesn’t receive any stimulating pressure for bone growth. But, with the use of implants these forces are transferred to the bone through the implant screw leading to bone preservation.
4. If you feel conscious about your appearance due to missing teeth making you feel less confident about yourself while smiling, eating, laughing, talking, or going to any social event, etc.
5. if you feel uncomfortable wearing dentures.
6. If you want to overcome the embarrassment of slipping of dentures while talking or smiling.
7. If you want to eliminate the need of removing and placing your dentures.
8. If you don’t want to cut your healthy tooth structure to get a bridge.
• Every patient’s case is different. So, after the first consultation we provide you with the best type and method of implant procedure that will best suit your case & explain each and every step involved in detail.To know the complete cost of a dental implant surgery, please see: dental implant cost
Dental implants are the most natural looking and naturalfeeling replacement for missing teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implant don’t slip when you talk, laugh or eat.
A dental implant is a small post, usually made of titanium, that serves as a substitute for the root of the tooth. A connector, known as abutment is placed between implant and crown.
Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.
Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing.Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.