Dental implants are the latest revolution happening to dentistry adding a totally new dimension to dental treatment.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. Dental implant use has been exploding in recent years and for good reason. They are among the most predictable and long lasting methods to replace missing teeth.
What are Dental Implants? Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Anyone who is missing one or more of their teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. If one, a few or all teeth are missing, dental implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge can replace those teeth.
Older patients with ill – fitting dentures.Due to age there is a constant loss of bone from the upper and lower jaws and thus gradual loss of support of the dentures. This leads to improper fit. Dental implants can make a drastic change for such patients.
ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants allow for a missing tooth to be replaced without having grinding down the adjacent teeth, thus preserving the integrity and health of the adjacent healthy teeth.
They act to stimulate the bone where a tooth has been lost and prevent bone resorption (loss of bone) in these areas. Thus great support is retained.
Is there any pain or discomfort involved?
Most patients report that there is very little discomfort and that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they anticipated.
DIAGRAMMATIC REPRESENTATION OF INSERTION AND FUNCTION OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
How will I benefit from dental implants?
The benefits of implant treatment include Appearance, The enhanced ability to chew and enjoy your food , and Protection of your remaining teeth and jawbone.
Dental implants offer many benefits never before available for the treatment of missing teeth. In short, dental implants will look, feel and function
How much will it cost?
The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants will depend on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of implants required to support your replacement teeth. It is important for you to know that you do not necessarily need an implant for each missing root.
Now days implants have become quite affordable and cost effective --- may cost you somewhere near to what you may have paid for a bridge.
How long will the treatment take?
Treatment time will vary depending on your particular situation. Nowadays it is often possible to get well-functioning and aesthetic looking teeth within a few days. In some cases it may be necessary to wait longer before finishing the restoration in order to obtain an optimal result.
Is it important to take care of the implants after the treatment is completed?
Yes! Maintaining care of the implants will help to assure the long-term success of your treatment.