A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is made by titanium. It is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reasons. Dental implant is the best alternate to a natural tooth or teeth, functionally and aesthetically. They provide a better chewing and phonation than traditional prosthetic treatments and bring up natural face appearance.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Natural teeth: Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth. Brush, floss and care for teeth that have been replaced using dental implants exactly the way you would natural teeth – in your mouth.
Built to last: Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges only last five to ten years. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a li fetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
Retain your natural face shape: A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile.
Protect healthy bone: Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
Speak easy: Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.
Protect your healthy teeth: Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.
Before the Procedure - Consultation and Journey
To prepare for the process, it is important to have a thorough evaluation including a comprehensive exam and a treatment plan. A comprehensive exam includes dental X-rays and models showing teeth and mouth. Treatment plan takes into account factors such as how many teeth you need and the condition of your jawbone. It is also important to tell your dentist about any medical conditions and medications you take. You can also check Patient Guide page.
What Happens During Dental Implant?
Dental implant procedure is a multi staged procedure. Your mouth will be thoroughly number with local anesthesia. An incision is made in your gums where the implant will go to expose the bone underneath. Dentist will then use a specialized drill to make a space in the jawbone. The implant is then screwed in place. After implant is in place, a second compenent that is a cap placed on the dental implant and acts as a placeholder, will be screwed into the implant and will remain in place during the healing process. The gums are closed over the implant. At the end of these procedures, you go through a healing period that may last 2 to 4 months.
Once the healing period is over and the implant has fused to the bone, dentist places the abutment which is an extension of the implant metal post, followed by your new artificial tooth.
How Long Does It Take to Place Dental Implants?
It depends on the number and location of the implants, but simple, uncomplicated dental implant placement usually takes less than an hour.
What happens AFTER Dental Implant treatment?
You may need pain medications or antibiotics after dental implant surgery. If swelling, discomfort or any other problem gets worse in the days after surgery, contact your oral surgeon. After each stage of surgery, you may need to eat soft foods while the surgical site heals Adaptation/fusing period can last between 3-6 months. After that time passes you'll come back to finalize your treatment.
1 .What are Dental Implants
Dental implants serve as a complete tooth replacement. They are usually broken down into three components: the post, abutment, and restoration.
The dental implant post looks like a screw. It is normally made of titanium and integrates into the jawbone like a tooth root. This is a process known as osseointegration. The abutment is attached to the post, and the restoration, or crown, is attached to the abutment.
2 .Before & After
You can choose "Dental Implant" in our smile gallery to see before and afters
3 .Can my body reject a dental implant?
Unlike soft tissue transplants, blood type and tissue matching are not a concern with dental implants. Dental implants have a very high success rate, and with proper care, you are unlikely to experience significant issues with your implants.
4 .Am I a candidate for dental implants?
The primary requirements for dental implants are general good health and a sufficient amount of jaw bone. There are very few conditions that would disqualify a person as a candidate for dental implants. If you are missing one or more teeth, speak to your dentist about the possibility of using dental implants. Even if you have bone loss, usually due to periodontitis or if a tooth has been missing for a long period of time, bone grafts can be placed within the jaw. Bone grafts are easy and relatively pain free.
Your assigned DentHub coordinator and dedicated dentist team will inform you about your treatment plan by checking panaromic xrays and photos!
5 .Does the procedure hurt? Is it painful?
Local Anesthetic will be used for the surgery portions of the procedure. Painkiller and antibiotic medications will be prescribed for use during recovery. The discomfort reported by patients is generally minimal.
6 .Will I be able to eat normally?
You will be asked to follow a special, softer diet for the first few weeks after phase one of the procedure. In most cases, you will be able to continue using your dentures or temporary teeth until such time as the implants are complete. Once your implants and replacement teeth are complete, they act just as your natural teeth do.
7 .Will my insurance pay for dental implants?
International insurances don't cover any of your dental treatments! But you will have advantage of having quick, modern and smooth treatment experience with paying less than your country
8 .How long will my dental implants last?
With proper oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, your implants are expected to last your entire lifetime. Remember, once the implant and crown are placed and completed, it will look and feel just like a natural tooth. As long as you care for it the same way you do your natural teeth it will last forever.
9 .How do I care for my dental implants?
Like your natural teeth, thorough brushing and flossing, as well as regular checkups, are the best way to care for your implants. Home care of your dental implants does not require any special devices or products.
11 .Is smoking a contraindication in the insertion of implants?
Smoking is a relative contraindication. It is highly recommended to stop smoking in order to ensure the treatment’s success.
Indeed, smoking delays the healing of tissue and may compromise the bone consolidation step around the implant (“osseointegration” phase). Smoking may also shorten the lifecycle of the dental implants.
12 .What is the success rate of Dental Implant treatment?
Similar for all surgical procedures, a success rate of 100% does not exist. However, the failure rate is very low.
The reliability of the current implant treatments thus no longer needs to be proven. Success depends on several criteria: the bone quality, the surgeon’s expertise, the absence of risk factors, the patient’s oral-dental hygiene and professional follow-up.
14 .Are there any side effects of implant treatment?
Like any surgery, dental implant surgery poses some health risks. Problems are rare, though, and when they do occur they're usually minor and easily treated. Risks include:
Infection at the implant site
Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels
Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin
Sinus problems, when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into one of your sinus cavities
15 .Pain level of Dental implant treatment?
Most people who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.
16 .What happens after dental implant treatment?
You may need pain medications or antibiotics after dental implant surgery. If swelling, discomfort or any other problem gets worse in the days after surgery, contact your oral surgeon. After each stage of surgery, you may need to eat soft foods while the surgical site heals
Adaptation/fusing period can last between 3-6 months. After that time passes you'll come back to finalize your treatment.
17 .What is price of implant treatment?
Implant treatment has 2 stages
Stage 1 - implantation
at this stage you'll pay the price of the implant brand you choose
abutment - crowns
abutment price is included within stage 1
you can either choose metal fused or zirconia fused crown to finish your treatment