DENTAL IMPLANTS

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Teeth form an integral part of the oral cavity. However many times people lose their natural teeth due to trauma, decay, gum diseases or any other systemic or congenital disease. In such cases, we provide a replacement for your natural teeth. That replacement can be in form of a denture, a bridge, a crown, or an implant.

What are dental implants and how do they work?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jaw as a replacement for a missing tooth. It is used to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, denture, or bridge. The principle involved in implants is osseointegration. The implant’s material forms a bond with the bone. This takes a few months. After the completion of osseointegration, the required prosthesis is placed.

How are dental implants better than other prosthesis available?

Good appearance: Dental implants resemble the structure of a natural tooth. Implants integrate with the bone and hence after the placement of the prosthesis, they give a very good appearance to you.

Enhanced comfort: They are a better fit than the dentures. They give enhanced comfort to the mouth, considering the fact that they are fitted into the bone and the prosthesis is placed over them. So the implant prosthesis is fixed in the mouth unlike the dentures that need to be taken off after sometime.

Better eating: Patients with dentures often complain about a loss of taste sensation. This is not the case with implants. Implants function just like your natural teeth and hence you can eat without any discomfort or pain.

Better oral health: Implants provide better oral hygiene than dentures or bridges. In bridges, the adjacent teeth are shaped for support. This compromises their health. In the case of implants, the adjacent teeth are left intact and hence it benefits in the longer run.

Longer durability: If done properly and maintained well, the implants last a lifetime. They have a longer life as compared to dentures and bridges that need to be replaced after sometime.

Frequently asked questions:

Are dental implants successful?

Implants are highly technique sensitive. When placed well, they have a high success rate of approximately 95 percent.

Can everyone get dental implants?

If you have healthy bones and gums, you are fit for implants. We make our patients undergo routine systemic investigations and radiographic examinations before planning implants. By general rule patients who have chronic diabetes or heart disease need to be well evaluated before. Anybody who is a chronic smoker has to be assessed well before.

How painful is the procedure for dental implants?

Many people are scared because they assume that dental implants would be a very painful procedure. Our patients have never complained of pain during the procedure. We make sure the procedure is as painless as possible. The surgery is done under local anesthesia and the post-operative pain is taken care of by antibiotics and painkillers.

Are dental implants expensive?

It’s a common myth that implants are expensive, while the truth is that because implants are a permanent replacement for your missing teeth, the cost is very effective. We provide good implants at reasonable prices.

What is the procedure for dental implants?

Placement of implants and making them functional is a three-step procedure:

1)  Placement of implants: A tissue flap is raised over the decided surgical area and after drilling into the bone, the right implant is placed into the bone. The site is sutured back and the implants are left to integrate with the bone. This may take a few months.

2)   Osseointegration: This is the step after the implant placement wherein the implant is allowed to integrate with the adjoining bone. This would now act as the root for the artificial teeth.

3)  Placing the abutment: Once the implant has bonded well with the bone, a connector post called an abutment is attached so that it could hold on to the crown or bridge. We would take your impression and create a replica of your bite and get your quality prosthesis fabricated from our standardized lab and restore the functionality of the missing tooth.

How should I care about my dental implants?

Since your implants are the closest imitation of your natural teeth, they require similar care just like your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash and regular follow-ups would ensure the good health of your dental implants in the long run.

What are the investigations for dental implants?

A series of blood and other vital examinations are conducted to rule out any chronic ailment. Besides this, a radiographic examination is conducted to assess the amount of bone present for the implants. A few examinations conducted for implants are:

1) Routine blood examination: CBC, CT, BT, blood sugar, etc. At times a thyroid test is also prescribed.

2) Radiographic examination: A Cone-beam CT (CBCT) is the required radiographic investigation before planning an implant.

What are the different types of dental implants?

There are two main types of implants:

Endosteal: These are the most common implants that are placed in the dental office. They are made up of titanium and shaped like screws and placed in the jawbone.

Subperiosteal: They are placed under the gums but not inside the bone but just above it. These are mostly used in patients who do not have enough jawbones present and refuse to undergo bone augmentation.

What if I do not have enough jaw bone to support dental implants?

In case you have limited bone support, various techniques can be used to provide support for the implants. They could be:

1)  Bone augmentation: This involves the regeneration of the bone in the jaws. Several bone additives or growth factors can be used for the same.

2)  Sinus lift: This is done in the upper jaw and the sinus floor is elevated to make space for the implants.

3)  Ridge expansion: It’s done in the case where the jaws are not wide enough to support the dental implants. The bone graft material is placed in the jaws to expand them and make space for the implants.

Various dental implants techniques:

Depending on the health of the jawbone and your requirements, we would suggest different treatment options like:

1)  Immediate load dental implants: This is done in patients with enough bone support. A temporary prosthesis is placed after the placement of the implants. This is often known as a same-day implant.

2)  Mini dental implants: They are less invasive and are very small dental implants. They are mostly used to stabilize the lower dentures.

3)  All on 4:  This is the alternative technique used to replace the full arch with implants. Four dental implants are placed in the upper and lower jaws. This usually avoids the need for bone expansion. Special abutments can be given so that temporary teeth can be placed the same day.

We at Aruma Dental and Implant clinic understand all the concerns that our patients have. Dr. Arun Kachapilly has been delivering quality implants for more than a decade now. He is considered amongst the top implantologists in Thane. Our trained staff makes sure that the patient is comfortable at the time of the treatment. We are available to answer all your concerns and worries postoperatively as well.

We always look forward to giving you a beautiful smile.

Come and experience quality dentistry with us……

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