If you are having missing natural teeth for a long period of time your jaw bone will start to reduce and your face can look a lot thinner. Dental Implants ensure your jaw bone is preserved and prevents gradual bone loss.
Densures are neither a comfortable or pratical solution for missing teeth. A Dental Implant is very pratical and will restore your dental function to what is was when you had natural teeth.
Looks, Feels and Works like a natural tooth
Preverse facial structure
Allows to eat what you want
Long term solution
Improves quality of life
Speech problems occur due to gap created when teeth are lost
Missing teeth causes difficulty in chewing, as your upper jaw and lower jaw may not come properly
Missing teeth can make your face look older and wrinkled with sunken cheeks beacuse of sagging muscles which no longer can support your lips & cheeks
Pain in facial muscle or jaw can result from an improper bite caused by absence of teeth
Food entrapment & plaque accumulation may result in the gap leading to decay & gum
Adjacent teeth may tilt into the empty space left by missing tooth thereby creating improper bite
Low self esteem is one of the major psychological consequence of untreated missing teeth
People are really conscious about their appearance and reluctant to smile at public gatherings
Dental Implants are the ideal solution for replacement of missing teeth and they have changed the face of Dentistry over the last 25 years.
Implants look, feel and function like natural teeth thereby offers the most realistic, long lasting solution for the restoration of functionality of your smile.
Made of Titanium (same material used by NASA) makes implant light and strong, resulting in lasting lifetime.
Its is placed in the jaw, and a crown is placed on the top providing the appearance of a natural tooth. Dental Implants are for all ages, with 98% success rate, dental patients are assured about their teeth and gum's wellbeing.
Implants Surgery might look or sound complicated but in reality being most advanced it attracts hardly any complications. Below are the procedures explained in a very simplified manner that are done in the Implants treatment.
With modern dentistry techniques the Implant placement procedure can be made comfortable and relatively pain-free. If you are particularly concerned then please ask your dentist for sedation, which will enable you to completely relax.
The jawbone is prepared for surgery, to place the Dental Implant, the surgeon makes a cut exposing the bone into which holes are drilled. They are deep enough so that the Dental Implant is properly placed, like the root, implanted deep into the bone.
Sometimes the bone is weak or not upto the standards in which we can do an implant surgery so the doctors perform Bone Grafting. After your jawbone heals, your surgeon places the Dental Implant metal post in your jawbone.
The entire process can take many months from start to finish. Much of that time is devoted to healing and waiting for the growth of new bone in your jaw.
After this , you'll be given a temporary crown that is placed for the gap and aesthetic purposes. You can remove this at your own will but for Implants procedure we have to wait until bone is healed.
During this process, the jawbone grows into and unites with the surface of the Dental Implant. This process, called as Osseointegration helps provide a durable base for your new artificial tooth — just as roots do for your natural teeth.
This process usually takes around 3 to 6 months depending on the bone health and structure. Some times people do not need much of a healing period and have good bone structure, their whole procedure is completed in one day.
Once the Implants have become fused with the bone, you can schedule the second surgery. Your dentist will confirm whether the implant is ready for the second surgery by taking an X-ray. This surgery is simpler than the first. A new incision is made to expose the heads of the Implants.
After healing is complete, you may need another minor surgery to place the abutment — the piece where the crown will eventually attach. The procedure is typically done with local anesthesia in an outpatient setting.
The wound is reopen to attach the abutment to Dental Implant, and a temporary crown is given for around 4 to 6 weeks until then gums around the abutment heals as the temporary crown is softer which cushions the implant and temporary crown forces to soft tisuess that eventually helps in healing.
After each stage of surgery, you may need to eat soft food while the surgical site heals
The permanent crown will be made to look exactly like your surrounding teeth, with the surface texture, colour and anatomy all characterised to blend in perfectly with the surrounding dentition.
If for any reason you are not happy with the crown, make your doctor aware – it can be sent back to the dental technician if necessary to be remade.
You'll have impressions made of your mouth and remaining teeth. These impressions are used to make the crown — your realistic-looking artificial tooth. The crown can't be placed until your jawbone is strong enough to support use of the new tooth.
Permanent crown are made within two to three weeks, or less, and cemented or screwed to the abutment.
These teeth are considered as extremely strong and durable.
After permanent crown placement there are certain things that you will have to keep in mind which will be directed to you by your doctor as Post Implants care.
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