List of Treatments
- Immediate implants
- Implant supported dentures
- Implant supported bridges
- Implant supported dentures
- Advanced implant surgeries
- Zygoma implants
- All on 4
What is meant by a dental implant?
Known also as a root-form endosseous implant, a dental implant resembles a group of teeth or a tooth. Placed within or inside the bone structure, a dental implant is similar to a tooth root. Comprising of three important components, a dental implant has a small titanium screw. With the titanium screw being attached or inserted in the jawbone, an abutment or a post is connected to the implant with a crown that is fixed to the tooth to make it look natural. Serving as a versatile coordinate, a dental implant is innovative and can be used to replace several teeth or even one tooth with the capability to replace all the teeth in the lower and upper arches.
How does a dental implant help a patient?
Offering support and security with comfort, dental implants are similar to natural teeth with its resemblance making a person feel at ease and confident. With absolutely no discomfort or uneasiness to the neighbouring teeth, dental implants have the advantage of substituting a tooth or teeth making the person look attractive or presentable. Offering support as its mainstay, a dental implant sustains a denture and gives a bridge security without the necessity of a partial denture. With durability and strength, a dental implant improves oral hygiene, looks good besides invigorating the bone area which prevents loss of teeth.
Are there different types of implants?
The commonly used dental implants are Endosteal or in the bone and Subperiosteal or on the bone. Made from zircon and titanium in the first and second stages, dental implants are sculpted or shaped according to the needs of the patient and can be customized to any pattern which can be external or internal, hexagon or octagon with its size being wide or standard or mini or narrow.
What are the types of people who would need dental implants?
People who need dental implants should have normal, good physical and oral health. In order to support and sustain the dental implant, the gums should be healthy without any diseases and there should be sufficient jawbone material. A periodontist has the dental expertise to diagnose and treat any abnormalities in the oral cavity and along with the dentist would direct their efforts to implant teeth or a tooth in a successful manner.
What is the process for a dental implant?
Depending on the healing process, a dental implant would take up a timeframe of three to nine months and begins when a patient has his/her first sitting at the dentist’s office. With two stages being involved in the procedure of a dental implant, the first stage is the dental implant surgery where the dentist fixes the metal screw into the jawbone. Being placed inside the bone structure, the metal screw cannot be seen though the abutment on the screw will be visible. In case the dental implant can be seen when a person talks, smiles or laughs, the dentist would place a cover that is temporary in order for it to look esthetic.
The implant restoration as the second stage is the period that takes a few months when the implant is set firmly in the jawbone. When the implant has settled securely, a crown is put over abutment which matches the teeth or the tooth colour. The time taken for the dental implant procedure ranges over 3-9 months and includes the healing time.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are many benefits that are offered by dental implants. Dental implants do not disturb the neighbouring teeth and are secure as they do not involve adhesives besides fitting in with ease and giving the patient comfort and confidence. Rejuvenating the bone area so that tooth loss can be prevented, dental implants restore a natural smile which helps and encourages the patient. As a fixed structure, dental implants perform as well as the natural teeth to perfection. Restoring the original facial features of a person, dental implants offer a natural look and feel. Helping the patient to eat and speak well, dental implants are reliable and dependable. Without the need for dentures, dental implants as a great substitute support the patient with the assurance that they can go back to leading a healthy and happy lifestyle with good oral habits. The entire dental implant procedure involves only two sittings at the dentist’s office.