Dental implants act as an artificial tooth root preventing the bone from resorption.
There are also other treatment modalities available for missing teeth. They are
FIXED PARTIAL DENTURE is advisable only in case of 1 or 2 missing teeth. It requires a prime support from the adjacent natural healthy teeth on either side of the missing teeth which has to be grounded. Fixed partial denture is contraindicated in periodontally compromised teeth and are not advisable in case of distal extension condition. Food accumulation may prevail and may worsen the periodontal condition of the supporting teeth.
REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURE may get dislodged during speaking, eating or laughing. The chewing efficiency may get compromised and the patient may lack self confidence.
No, Dental implant is a specialized procedure that it can be done only by the recognized and certified implantologists with good skill, knowledge and degree in implantology.
Absolutely not. Dental implants are performed either under local anaesthesia, general anaesthesia or conscious sedation due to which the patient will not experience any sort of pain.
It hardly takes 5- 10 minutes per implant. Duration depends on the number of implants to be placed and may extend in cases of challenging extraction. For a full mouth rehabilitation, the procedure may lasts from an hour to two.
Smoking and liquor will not affect dental implants. But it is better to avoid the day before, on the day,and after a day of surgery to facilitate better healing.
Soft and nutritious food is advisable during the healing period of atleast 1-3 months of the surgical site.
Dental implants are 98% sucessesful.Complication is rare.
The cost of the procedure may vary according to the number of dental implants.Though it is a bit expensive than FPD, it is worth for its function and longevity.
Dental implants look much natural and make you feel like your own teeth.
99.9% the metal in the dental implant do not cause any allergy. The implants we use are made of titanium,which is highly biocompatible and do not cause any reaction in your body.
Age is never a blockade for dental implant treatment. Any individual with sound health can undergo implantation.