Implant dentistry involves the replacement of missing teeth by putting titanium roots back into the jaw bone to attach new teeth or even complete dentures.
They are titanium screws that are placed in the jaws with the help of which a missing tooth or teeth can be replaced. These are so naturally looking that the patient may forget he/she had ever lost a tooth.
The ideal Candidate for a dental implant is good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant. The best candidates should have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Smoking is detrimental to healing but is not an absolute contraindication. Dental implants are intimately connected(osseointegrated)with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Your dentist can determine if your are a good candidate for this procedure.
Dental implants can be the best solution to the problem of missing tooth or teeth. Since they integrate into the bone, they prevent future bone loss. Some of the benefits are:
Different research studies have shown that implants when placed in good bone can last for patient’s life time. However, some implants may fail if the quality of the bone was not good or if the load because of framework or mastication is more on the implants.
Depending on your needs or condition and the type of implant chosen, your dentist will make a treatment plan which can range from 3 to 6 months or more. There is a need for the implants to attach to the bone by a process, known as osseointegration to provide proper support to the overlying prosthesis. The time period may depend on the quality of the bone, in which the implants have been placed. Depending on the Clinical situation implants are placed either in local anesthesia or General anesthesia under the supervision of anesthetist.
Many patients report implants placement is less troublesome than having teeth removed. With modern equipment and close attention to post operative care you can expect minimal discomfort.
You have teeth which will be both esthetically and functionally close to your natural teeth. You definitely need to clean around the implants daily as your natural teeth.
Ideally a single implant replaces a single tooth, however depending on the number of missing teeth the requirement may vary. Based on the treatment plan we decide how many implants are required for procedure.
The cost of implant treatment depends upon the number and type of implants placed and the type of material selected for the replaced teeth which will explained by your dentist.As there are no. of implants available in the market cheaper and expensive one but our main motive is to provide you bst quality implant according to your bone and replacement condition.
Well let's compare it to the other modes of treatment.