If you have one or more teeth missing, it is important to know the dire physical and cosmetic consequences affecting your dental and overall health. From a gap in your smile, to depriving you of the chewing function to the gradual bone loss, tooth loss can impact your life.
While loss of permanent teeth may occur due to several reasons – ranging from an accident, tooth decay, to injury and gum disease – addressing the missing teeth issues immediately is of paramount importance.
There are various teeth replacement options such as removable dentures (complete or partial), and fixed replacements such as dental implants that support crowns, bridges and dentures. Each option differs in the benefits, durability and comfort they bring with them.
Dental implants option is widely acclaimed as the best available teeth replacement option today. It has become the choice of most people, due to the improved comfort with the new advances in treatment and technology that are available.
Dental implants are titanium posts (artificial tooth roots) that are surgically positioned into the jaw bone beneath your gums to hold a replacement crown or bridge. Implants are devices that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are used to support crowns, bridges or dentures.
How do Dental Implants work?
Implants fuse with your jaw bone and provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures & bridges mounted to dental implants will not slip or slide or shift in your mouth while eating or speaking.
This secure fit helps dentures, bridges or individual crowns, placed over implants, feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures. To receive dental implants, you need to have healthy gums & adequate bone, to support the dental implant. Even otherwise, modern procedures can regenerate bone to safely place an implant.
The post treatment care is of utmost important to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental office visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Types of Implants
Endosteal Implants (in the bone):These are surgically implanted directly into the jaw bone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is done to connect a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is attached to the post,; individually, or grouped on a bridge or denture.
Sub-Periosteal Implants (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s post protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. As the gum heals, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and have minimal bone height.
This procedure to place dental implants involves a team effort between you, your oral and maxillofacial specialist and your periodontist or prosthodontist. After determining the quantity and quality of your jaw bone and assessing your oral and overall health, depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, a treatment plan will be tailored to meet your needs.
The time frame for completing the implant & crown depends on many factors. When the traditional method of an implant is used the shortest time frame for a complete implant is about 3-5 months in the lower jaw and 5-6 months in upper jaw. Occasionally, the process may last for one year or more, particularly if bone needs to be built up first. However, same-day implants are possible for busy people, again depending on each individual case. In this procedure, your dentist can place the implant, abutment & temporary crown or bridge, all in one visit.
Replacing a Single Tooth: If you’re missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.
Replacing Several Teeth:If you’re missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
Replacing All Your Teeth:If you’re missing all your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them and is called a full mouth rehabilitation.
Benefits of Implants
Dental Implants offer sure solutions for missing teeth
- Restore your smile and confidence
- Adjacent teeth are not compromised
- Improved quality of life with replaced teeth
- Implant supported teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth
- Prevent bone loss and pre-mature ageing
- Long-lasting with good oral hygiene.
Cost Of Dental Implants
At Dinesh’s Dental Paradise, the cost of dental implant treatment is determined by various factors such as the experience and expertise of the team, combined with state-of-the-art equipment and quality (warranty -based) implant systems used, making it a moderate cost, with value for your money. Our treatment costs can provide a 60%-80% savings compared to countries like USA, UK, Europe or Singapore.
Why Choose Dinesh’s Dental Paradise?
Technologies and Clinical Protocols :
Dr. Dinesh and his team of dentists use latest technologies like digital x- rays and lasers to ensure the best treatment outcome with minimally invasive procedures. The dentists follow strict clinical protocols, highest standards of sterilization and offer quality services in a comfortable, friendly and hygienic center.
Experience and expertise of Dr. Dinesh’s Dental team :
Dr. Dinesh Sharma is a reputed and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon with 25 plus years of experience with a success rate of more than 95 percent in placing dental implants.
Provide Before and After Photos :
Dr. Dinesh and his team of dentists provide the before and after photos of dental implant patients, which are an invaluable resource in treatment planning as they allow you to evaluate a dentist’s past work and your potential results. You can ask for before & after pictures of the past dental implant work and compare the outcomes.
After treatment, Dr. Dinesh and his team of dentists will work closely with you to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your healing to make sure your implants, teeth and gums are healthy.
Need an Appointment for Dental Implants?
If you’re suffering with missing teeth, do not put off the treatment. We advise you to attend to it immediately to prevent complications and save your jaw bone, facial structure and esthetics. If you have any questions or need an appointment, contact us or schedule a consultation.
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