Dental implant is a process of replacing your tooth roots with a titanium screw and damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth. These artificial teeth replicate your natural teeth functionally and visually. Dental implant is advisable based on your jawbone condition for much better understanding about your case, visit us in person.
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Pre surgery: The dental implant procedure and difficulty varies from patient to patient. Our team of experienced oral surgeons will examine the site in the mouth (where implant is being planned) as well as look at X-rays/CT scans. The quality and quantity of your jawbone is also examined to get further clarity on the procedure to follow. We have 100% success rate of dental implants & in general the success rate in dental industry is 98%. So, don’t panic when we are here to support you.
Step 1: During all surgical procedure appointments, we give a local anaesthesia to numb the surgical area as well as any other sedatives necessary considering your comfort and anxiety.
Step 2: If the treatment is for a damaged teeth replacement, we extract the damaged tooth present (if any) in order to prepare for placement of a dental implant.
Step 3: In case the treatment is for a missing tooth, our surgeons will skip previous step and place a small screw kind of post (made of titanium) into the bone socket of the missing tooth.
As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take from six to 12 weeks.
Step 4: Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post called abutment is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. Then a replica of your natural teeth (which is of same colour & shape of your natural teeth) called crown is attached to the abutment.
If surgery is for more than one tooth. Then instead of one or more individual crowns, some patients may have attachments placed on the implant that retain and support a removable denture Because the implant is secured within the jawbone, the replacement teeth look, feel, and function just like your own natural teeth.
As our surgeons give you anesthesia and numb your teeth the discomfort is little. And as the numbness wears off, you will most likely start to feel some discomfort for a few days. The amount of pain afterwards depends on how involved the procedure is and how many implants were put in. But mostly some pain and discomfort may last up to a week post-surgery, anyhow this pain can be managed by pain killers prescribed by us. If you feel pain even after 15 days, visit us immediately – you may have an infection.
Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders such as diabetes/heart disease/patients who have had radiation therapy to the head or neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis. If you are considering implants, talk to us to see if they are right for you.