A dental implant is one of the several ways to fix the condition of missing teeth or a tooth. Dental implants support artificial teeth and fix dentures and bridges. Implants can be permanent and provide a comfortable foundation for artificial teeth. If managed properly, dental implants can last for many years, typically for a lifetime.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants are generally categorized based on the type of procedure.
Endosteal or Endosseous Implants: These dental implants are implanted or placed in the jawbone. Screws, cylinders, or blades are surgically fitted into the jawbone. Endosteal implants are placed as an alternative to a bridge or a removable denture.
Subperiosteal Implants: These dental implants are placed on or above the jawbone, just below the gum surface. A metal framework is surgically fitted onto the jawbone, just close to the gum tissue. Subperiosteal implants are ideal for patients who have a smaller bone height and who are unable to wear conventional dentures.
Dental implants are also categorized based on their size or platform – Standard implant platform (diameter of 3.5 mm to 4.2 mm) and Wide implant platform (diameter of 4.5 mm to 6 mm).
Who needs a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are helpful for individuals of all ages, right from growing kids to mature adults. But, our dental implants are ideal for people who:
1. Have one or more missing teeth
2. Face problems due to missing teeth
3. Have severely decaying teeth
4. Wish to restore frontal or posterior teeth
5. Have healthy gums free of periodontal diseases
6. Have adequate bone to support the implant
If you have already visited other dental clinics and have been told that dental implants may not work you, then you must visit our dentists. We carefully examine your teeth and jawbone, and help you select the best dental treatment.
Why should you get Dental Implants?
- Resolve jaw pain
- Enhance facial shape and appearance
- Solve bite problems due to a missing tooth
- Restore a beautiful and complete smile
- Improve speech affected due to missing teeth
- Provide permanent solution for missing teeth
- Eliminate overall oral discomfort
What is the procedure?
1. X-rays are taken by our skilled dentists and the condition of the mouth is examined by them.
2. Molds are taken from the adjacent teeth and gaps to create artificial teeth implants.
3. A plan of the surgery is made and the type of dental implant needed is decided.
4. Any underlying dental problems are diagnosed and treated.
5. Depending on which type of procedure is the best, the implant root made of titanium is attached in the missing tooth socket.
6. The implant is allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the jawbone for 6-12 weeks.
7. Depending on the type of surgery, the connector abundant and replacement tooth are attached once the gum tissues heal, whereas in the case of one-step implants, all the parts are attached together, in a single surgery.
8. After the artificial tooth is attached in place and the gums take their time to heal, our dentists inspect the oral condition to ensure everything is well.
During the inspection stage, we explain various pros and cons of dental implants and share post-treatment care instructions. Only after you agree and give your consent, our dentists proceed to the perform the necessary treatment.