Dental implants consist of cylindrical titanium screws. It consists of two parts: the implant, which serves as the tooth’s root, and the crown, which is affixed on top and functions similarly to a natural tooth. Dental implants are placed surgically into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants are biocompatible screws that replace the roots of the tooth, and a crown is attached on top to perform the same functions like a natural tooth.
The crowns of the teeth in the oral cavity are visible to the human eye, and the roots are ingrained in the jawbone. It can carry out a variety of tasks thanks to the teeth roots’ support and unique design. Dental practitioners may suggest dental implants to replace damaged or non-functioning teeth when a tooth cannot operate effectively due to a disease or other reasons.
Why Dental Implants?
Saving a tooth is our priority; however, at times a tooth cannot be saved such broken down roots, severe decay, severe traumatic injuries, or pathologies. In such cases, dental implants are a great option to restore functioning as well as aesthetics. Moreover, for those patients whose teeth cannot be fixed using conventional restorative or preventative methods, dental implants are a fantastic option
Dr. Anwar Naveen at our Dental Sense Clinic is a highly skilled dental practitioner who is committed to providing patients excellent dental care.
Our professional dental team at Dental Sense is trained and certified to provide complete dental services professionally and efficiently.
We put great importance on customer satisfaction and will go above and beyond to ensure that our patients are happy and satisfied with the care that they receive. Moreover, we guarantee to provide dental care that is patient-centered and in line with medical ethics.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental experts must employ cutting-edge surgical techniques and reliable surgical instruments to complete dental implant placement surgery. Following the completion of a thorough dental and medical history, a certified dental professional will perform careful clinical and radiographic dental exams. A diagnosis and a treatment plan tailored to the needs of the patient are then developed.
Both one-stage and two-stage dental implant surgeries are possible. In a single-stage appointment, the screw and abutment are implanted in the same appointment; however, in a two-stage appointment; the screw is first placed in the jawbone and given time to heal (five to six months approx). After the screw has healed and completely integrated with the bone, an abutment and crown are then affixed to the top of it. Please be aware that either local or general anesthetic is used throughout the entire surgical procedure.
Before the dental implant surgery begins, our dental experts will provide you with instructions, and guidelines. Moreover, we will stay by your side during the entire process. Our dental experts will help you with your follow-up visits and maintenance procedures even after the treatment.
Types of Dental Implants
Although there are many types of implants, the two most common are endosteal and sub-periosteal. Endosteal implants are surgically anchored into the jawbone. On the other hand, the sub-periosteal implant allows it to rest on the bone but below the gingiva.
Implants offer a stable and secure foundation for the prosthetic teeth to be placed on since they are fused into the jawbone. Single or multiple fixed restorations (dentures, crowns, and bridges) can be affixed to the implant’s screws, depending on the state of the neighboring teeth, and the patient’s oral condition.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are several benefits to replacing lost or non-functional teeth with dental implants. Due to their more natural appearance, dental implants have better aesthetics. The chewing function is improved, which is the main benefit. Additionally, it aids in the rehabilitation of speech and word intonation patterns. In addition, it improves general oral health and helps people regain their self-esteem.
Maintenance of Dental Implants
Since implants are substantial, they require regular follow-up appointments and medical attention. It is impossible to overestimate the value of clinical and home care. The mouth must be kept free of bacteria and plaque by practicing regular oral hygiene. Inflammatory processes brought on by plaque and bacteria in the oral cavity harm both soft and hard tissues, weakening the gums and jawbone that surround the implant.
Tip: Use interdental brushes and floss to level up your oral hygiene game.
1) Is dental implant treatment painful?
Since dental implant surgery is performed under local or general anesthetic, there is no discomfort involved. Minimal to moderate discomfort or pain may be felt during the healing phase. However, it can be relieved by taking the prescribed medications.
2) How durable are dental implants?
How well you maintain oral hygiene will affect how long your dental implants last. If taken care of properly, implants can last up to 7-8 years approx (varies for each patient and condition).