Do you have missing teeth? If you do then dental implants could be an alternative for you. If you don’t replace missing teeth then over a period of time your gums and bone can resorb where the tooth is missing, this means that in the future if you decided you wanted to have an implant it may either be very difficult or you may need some form of bone grafting in order to rebuild the bone.
Your teeth are also in perfect harmony with one another, so if a tooth is removed then the tendency is for the adjacent teeth, and the opposing teeth to fall into the space where the old tooth was. Over time this can begin to affect your ability to chew and may also affect your bite. Bite problems can lead to difficulties eating and may also lead to headaches and other problems around the jaw.
This means that if you have teeth missing there is a biological and health reason to do everything you can to replace them, not to mention aesthetic reason.
In basic terms dental implants are a man made and manufactured alternative to the natural root of your tooth. Generally speaking implants are made from high specification dental and medical grade titanium. The amazing thing is that the human body does not recognize titanium as a foreign object, this means the dental implant will totally integrate with the natural surroundings of your jaw.
The dental implant is placed into the jaw where your natural root used to be, on top of this we create a natural looking replacement for the tooth. The overall result is that no one would know you have ever had a tooth missing.
The procedure for placing the dental implant is a minor surgical one which most patients have under a local anesthetic. However if you are especially nervous of the dentist then we can provide oral sedation to help you relax during the entire procedure. If you have a single tooth missing then we will only use a single dental implant. If you have two teeth missing then two dental implants will probably be used. However, if you have three, four or even five teeth missing then the chances are we will still only use two dental implants, and suspend the remaining teeth between these dental implants.
This keeps the cost of dental implants lower and means the whole process is slightly simpler. Implants are an ideal solution for replacing Missing Teeth, Bridges or Dentures and are the next best thing to natural teeth. The tooth would be fixed to your jawbone allowing us to build a permanently secure and natural looking tooth.
As with many things in dentistry to give an exact cost of dental implants is particularly difficult. There are so many variables such as bone grafting, sedation, number of teeth missing and the location of teeth missing which will affect the overall price and cost of dental implants. In a rough ideas the cost may vary from Rs. 25000/- to 60,000/- per implant.
Dental implants have a very high success rate and typically last many years. One of the problems with replacing teeth with a dental bridge, for example, is that the natural teeth underneath the bridge could possibly require further treatment at a later stage. With dental implants, because we don’t have to involve the adjacent teeth, this keeps them healthy and so the dental implant stands a higher chance of surviving for longer period of time. Overall this means that the problems with dental implants are very few and far between. One of the biggest causes of problems with dental implants is if the patient smokes, this is a particular contraindication to having implants as it impedes the ability for your gum to heal in the event of any problem.
Yes. Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, we can help. We will often suspend prosthetic teeth between two implants where there are a number of teeth missing, helping to keep costs down and making the procedure more straightforward
When you choose us to perform your dental implant treatment, you will receive thorough aftercare as well as plenty of information to take home that will help you to maintain your new smile. We do advise any patients who previously smoked try to quit, as smoking can prevent the gums healing and could lead to complications with your new implant. We will also advise you on the best ways to clean your new implants, although care is not too dissimilar to regular oral maintenance so it should be easy to keep up with.
Dental implants can reinstate confidence and a full, healthy smile – and the great news is that there is no age limit to who can have them fitted. Generally speaking, dental implants aren’t recommended for children or teens under 18 years of age, but there is no upper limit.
We understand that the process of getting dental implants can feel like a long one, but it’s more than worth it for the fantastic end result! Once your procedure is complete, it can take anywhere between 6-12 weeks for the gums to fully heal. Once healing has taken place, you should start to notice that you can smile, eat and drink as though they were your own teeth.
Our high quality dental implants are designed to last for several years, but they do require the same levels of care as your natural teeth would in order to get the very best out of them. If you brush and floss regularly, and ensure you attend all your check-ups, you could enjoy your new smile for well over 30 years, making it a much more long-term solution when compared to the likes of dentures.
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