What is dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The implant can be placed in the upper or lower jaw. It will bond/ integrate with the bone over time and thus serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth.
Do I have to replace my single missing tooth?
Yes you need to replace even a single missing tooth as it can over time allow the misalignment of your remaining teeth and thus affect your current smile and chewing.
What is the best way to replace my single missing tooth?
Replacing a single missing tooth with a dental implant and crown is the most predictable, conservative and long-lasting method of tooth replacement. If not a dental implant, the two adjacent teeth of the missing tooth must be shaped/ drilled to support a bridge. Dental implants eliminate the need to modify natural teeth.
What should I do for my multiple missing teeth?
Missing multiple teeth can be a serious problem as the bone in the region of missing teeth begins to deteriorate. Implants stop that deterioration. Dental implants are designed to serve as a foundation for dental bridges for your multiple missing teeth. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Are dental implants approved?
Absolutely Yes. The development phase of dental implantology ended more than two decades ago. Technology is always being improved, research studies have clearly established and approved the effectiveness of dental implants. All dental implants are manufactured from safe, biocompatible materials. Titanium implants what we use are easily accepted by body.
How do I get started with any treamtment?
The first step is a comprehensive examination of existing teeth, bone and gums. This allows for an accurate diagnosis and discovery of the potential solutions to your condition.
During the first visit, we will perform a clinical examination and evaluate radiographs (X-Rays). We will then recommend if any further investigation required, treatment solutions for your given condition, and help you determine the most appropriate treatment.
Is the Implant treatment painful?
The Implant treatment is least painful as the procedure is done under Local Anaesthesia. There is only minor discomfort after the treatment similar to having a tooth removed. Post-operative discomfort is controlled with basic medication. Depending on the extent of the therapy, patients may even resume work on the day of their surgery. Most patients have reported that they were more comfortable following the procedure than they had actually anticipated.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
Implants as a solution to missing teeth have been practiced for a few decades. With the advances in implant dentistry over the years, dental implants can have success rates above 90% in natural bone. Having said that, success rates depend on many factors like, the patient’s own health status or whether he/she is a smoker. Regular check ups and diligently maintaining one’s oral hygiene is also of utmost importance for the success of dental implants.
How much time is required for an implant treatment?
The procedure is performed in two steps. The dentist begins by placing the implant in the jaw bone which is a single visit procedure. Once the implant is placed we have to wait for a period between six weeks to six months for it to heal and integrate with the jawbone. During the healing period, the patient can be given a temporary prosthesis if required until the permanent crown is placed. In the second step which is after the healing of the Implant, the measurements are made for the final crown.
Now Dr.Vora’s Dental Care has a new addition to its vast range of advanced dental machineries and equipment- THE ISQ MACHINE which helps to measure the implant to bone integration value and helps us decide whether we can place the crown immediately or we need to wait for the healing process.
The time required depends on several factors, such as the patient’s dental health, the number of teeth involved and which teeth need to be replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to the dentist throughout the treatment period.
How much do implants costs?
The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants will depend on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of implants required to support your replacement teeth. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants like sinus lift or bone grafting etc. To obtain a specific fee estimate, it is necessary for us to examine your mouth. After a thorough diagnostic examination, we will recommend the treatment that is best for you and fees and time required for same.
Will dental implants work for me?
Anyone who has one or more missing teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The main deciding factor is the amount of available bone. Also the medical health of the patient plays an important deciding factor. Dentist is the best person to evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.
Is old age a problem for implant treatment?
Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate implant treatment. We will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.
How will dental implants affect my life?
Implant-supported teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you are used to. But most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem and confidence.
Will my new teeth look like my natural teeth?
When dental implants are used in combination with modern natural looking ceramic caps, their appearance, comfort and function are very likely to exceed your expectations and will very much look like your natural teeth.
Will I be able to chew with the same force and pressure I use with my natural teeth?
Yes. Following a brief adaptation period, chewing capacity is comparable to that of your natural teeth.
How do I have to take care of my implants?
Your new teeth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Brush as recommended by your dentist. See your dentist every sixth months, or more frequently if so advised.
What if I have further questions?
Feel free to contact our centre. Our doctors are very proficient in answering questions and will make sure they will revert to all your questions as soon as possible.