WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
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What are the advantages of a dental implant?
- Dental Implants are quite similar to teeth as compared to other replacement options.
- Dental Implants are usually longer lasting as compared to other replacement options.
- They help preserve the bone which would be lost post tooth removal.
- Dental Implants help to avoid damaging the adjacent teeth.
- Dental Implants help to avoid all the problems related to a removable denture.
- They are easier to maintain.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can I get dental implants done? Will it suit my mouth? Am I good candidate for implants?
If you have healthy gums, adequate bone support and you’re in good health then you are an ideal candidate for dental implants.
For evaluating that, we at SK Smile Dental Implant do a comprehensive check-up; where we see whether you are fit for dental implants. This includes advising our patients to take a 3 dimensional CBCT scan which helps us know whether there is adequate bone or not.
You need to tell us about any medical conditions (including any medications you take – prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs and supplements). This helps us plan our treatment accordingly. The treatment plan is tailored to your situation, this plan takes into account factors such as how many teeth you need replaced and the condition of your jawbone and remaining teeth.
Other than medical conditions smoking can double the risk of failure.
What if you have inadequate bone?
In today’s age, we have various bone grafting procedures that can be done to help support the implant. Hence dental implants can be done in most conditions. Yes, it requires more healing time and patience from your side but it is possible.
Is it painful?
Before the process, you will be anesthetised the same way we do for a root canal or tooth removals. This is done so that you don’t feel pain during the procedure. After the procedure you would be given painkillers to help avoid pain. A small amount of swelling might be noticed especially if bone grafting is done. Painkillers and anesthesia help prevent and reduce pain.
Are there risks associated with dental implants?
Like any surgery, dental implant surgery poses some health risks. These problems are rare. Most of the times when they do occur they’re usually minor and easily treated. However, appropriate care is required at each step to avoid this.
How long does it take to place dental implants?
They may be placed in as little as 30 to 60 minutes depending on the location and the number of implants placed.
Duration of treatment?
If the treatment is straightforward, it can be a little as 12-15 weeks from placement of the implant to fit the final crown. However, sometimes treatment can take longer depending on the level of complexity of your case. The exact time frame will be ascertained after your assessment at SK Smile Dental Clinic.
The implant fuses with the bone which might take 2 and half months in normal conditions and about 6 months in grafted conditions. Once that is done the implant the process for the cap begins. First, the hidden implant is exposed, then after a week or 2 impressions are made and sent to the laboratory. The process could take from 15 days to1 month depending on the case.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
It varies from individual to individual and with health and habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are predictably successful with reported success rates above 90-95 percent.
Do dental implants last?
Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not susceptible to dental disease such as decay; however, the health of the gums is vital to maintaining lasting implant success. Conscientious home care by the patient and regular professional cleanings and check-ups are essential elements for dental implant sustainability. Each patient is different, and success relies upon diagnosis and planning, medical history, and a variety of other factors.
The survival rate of dental implants have been shown between 95-98* in various researches.
How many missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants?
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all teeth.
The cost tends to be variable. It depends on the implant brand you select and if additional procedures are required. We at SK Smile Dental Clinic aim to provide it at a very cost-effective way without compromising on quality and efficiency.
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