Implants » Dental Implants
What are dental implants?
Dental implants replace roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for replacement of single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Single Tooth Replacement : Requires the placement of a single dental implant in the region of the missing tooth, followed by a crown (artificial tooth) over it.
Multiple Tooth Replacement : Depending upon the number of missing teeth, the same number or a fewer number of dental implants might be required. For example, the replacement of 3 teeth can be carried out using a 3 unit bridge placed over 2 implants.
Replacement of All Teeth: Replacement of all teeth can be carried out either by the placement of implant supported dentures or by the placement of multiple unit bridges placed over implants.
Dental implants are usually screw shaped implants made from pure titanium. Titanium is used because of its almost unique property of fusing directly to bone a process called Osseointegration. Titanium dental implants have been placed extensively since the 1970s. Titanium offers the benefit of being lightweight and strong, and is not rejected by the body (biocompatible). It is the most widely used metal in orthopaedic joint replacement and dental implants. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
Am I a candidate for implants?
Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. Your dentist can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.
Do I have enough bone?
It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the implant. If you do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone deficiency. Your dentist will assess this and advise you if additional bone material is needed.
Are there different kinds of implants?
There are many shapes, sizes and brands of Implants available. We use highly reputed Implant systems with high success rates for many years.
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- Free Implant Consultation
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- Treatment by One Expert from Start to Finish
- Experienced Surgeon & Staff
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- Latest dental implant Systems Used
- IV Sedation can be arranged for Comfortable & Relaxing Experience
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the implant placement painful?
A: No, it is usually done under local anesthesia. Dental implant placement causes very little discomfort compared to other surgical procedures. Sedation can also be arranged for nervous patients.
Q: How much pain will I feel after implant placement?
A: The discomfort you may feel should be minor. Your dentist may prescribe medication to alleviate any pain you may have.
Q: How long does it take to place dental implants?
A: Usually 60-90 minutes, depending on the location and the number of implants.
Q: What can I eat after having an implant placed?
A: Your dentist will outline a diet for the next few days including some soft foods.
Q: How long does placement, healing and construction of the replacement teeth take?
A: The entire process usually takes from 3 to 9 months, depending on your treatment plan.
Q: How do I care for my implant?
A: Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.
Q: How long does an implant last?
A: If your body accepts the implant, it should last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
Q: If my body rejects an implant, what happens?
A: The implant is removed and the site is allowed to heal. Another implant can usually be placed after healing.