Dental Implants

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 and removable dentures.

The implant is made of Titanium metal which is the strongest metal and gives maximum strength. Implant has a life of 20+ years.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Implants

Advantages

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Disadvantages

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Procedure for Placing Implants

An implant surgery is done in two parts. In first part, implants are placed and in second part, tooth crown is placed over the implant.

First Visit: The first visit is of 4-5 days. In this visit, implants are placed. It takes 45-60 minutes to insert each implant. After the surgery, you can resume your daily work after 2-3 days. The crown is not yet placed in this surgery because the bone needs time to heal completely.

Healing / Waiting Time: The healing / waiting time is of 2 months. During this period, you will wear a removable partial denture as a temporary replacement.

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Second Visit: The second visit is of 2-3 days. In this a tooth crown is placed over the implant that was placed in the first visit. No healing time is required after this.

Procedure for Placing Implants

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Cost of Dental Implant

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Tooth Implant vs Dental Bridge

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Precautions after Treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What are dental implants?

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.

Q.What are dental implants?

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.

Q.What will happen without treatment?

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.

Q.How will dental implants affect my life?

 

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

Q.How do I care for my implants?

Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing.Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.

Q.Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, most dental insurance policies do not cover tooth implants because most companies categorize them as a “cosmetic procedure.” If you need to get dental implants, your best option is probably using medical insurance, but even then, you will probably have some out-of-pocket expenses. Under many medical insurance plans, implants are considered essential in restoring the jaw for eating and speaking.
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