A dental implant is an artificial tooth root which is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, failure of endodontics, an injury, or some other reason. Dental Implants can
Implant treatment is a very painless procedure when performed by a skilled and knowledgeable clinician.It can be done in either 2 sittings wherein the implant body is placed in the bone and allowed to heal for 4-6 weeks after which the restorative crown procedure is done.Or , now done more frequently, is the one stage procedure wherein the implant is placed and restored on the same day and the patient can walk in without a tooth and walk out with a beautiful one.The clinician will however make the judgement call on which type would be better for the patient .
Nowadays, we can provide a complete set of teeth in an hour - here the fully edentulous patient walks in get the implants placed and the prostheses which have been prefabricated for him will be placed and the patient walks out in about an hour with a full set of beautiful, fully functional teeth.
Of course, for this type of a procedure, the dentist will have planned out the case and done a lot of preparatory work prior to the actual implant procedure-the behind the scenes activity where everything is fabricated by the help of software , models and x-rays, is what makes this a possibility.
Due to the good technical advancement , Implant dentistry is easily the best solution to the replacement of lost teeth .
Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Advantages of Dental Implant
Esthetic: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures.
Tooth-saving: Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
Confidence: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They'll allow you to say goodbye to worries about displaced dentures and messy denture adhesives.
Success Rate: The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.