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 tooth.
The implant is made of Titanium metal which is the strongest metal and gives maximum strength. Implant has a life of 20+ years.
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. Tooth 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. A temporary acrylic tooth crown is placed over the implants as a temporary replacement of a permanently fixed tooth crown.
Second Visit: The second visit is of 3-4 days. In this, a fixed tooth crown is permanently placed over the implant. No healing time is required after this.
It replaces the missing tooth with a fake tooth, but it requires trimming of 2 adjacent teeth to support the fake teeth. So, a dental bridge weakens 2 good teeth to fill space of missing teeth.
It replaces a missing teeth with a removable fake tooth. Denture are not not recommended as an alternative to implant and bridge because it does not permanently fill the gap left by a missing tooth and this causes other teeth to fall soon. See example here. An implant permanently fill the gap of a missing tooth.
Bone graft and sinus lift surgery is done on a part of the jaw if it has less bone to hold the implant. It adds artificial bone in the part of the jaw that holds the implant.
Implants are very expensive in USA, but you can save a lot of money by traveling to an affordable location outside of USA for 4-5 days for the treatment.
For example, at our clinic, the cost of a dental implant is $ 340 which is 10 times lower than the average cost of $ 3450 in USA. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.
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.