Have you lost a tooth and are unaware what to do next?
Tooth loss causes lots of physical, mental and emotional trauma to the patients and poses a challenge to the dentist to restore the function back to normal. With the advent of Dental Implants the tooth function can be restored without affecting the adjacent teeth.
The best option for patients with healthy bone and single tooth loss is to opt for dental implants which act more like natural teeth and are much superior in function than dental bridge.
Dental Implants are made up of highly biocompatible material such as titanium and functions as tooth root in jaw. They are drilled inside the jaw and function as root for your tooth.
As Titanium is used to make Dental Implants so its readily fuses with the jaw bone after surgery.Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth and are designed to last a lifetime.
Because they are fused in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed, dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth.
With dental implants, you will be able to eat, speak, smile and laugh confidently. You will never have to worry about your teeth all while enjoying your everyday life.
1. A healthy natural looking smile
2. Teeth that look natural and feel exactly like your own.
3. highly biocompatible body accepts them easily
4. normal eating and speaking
5. Stable and comfortable fit
6. Dental implants are a more conservative long term option than long span bridges.
7. Placement of dental implants serves to preserve bone.
A healthy tooth plays various roles in your mouth. It helps you to chew and grind the food and also supports neighbouring teeth
Effect on surrounding teeth:
when you lose a tooth it has multiple effects in your mouth. The loss of tooth in arch affects the stability of neighbouring teeth as they are left without support.
They start shifting to fill the gap and with time start collapsing to cover the space. Teeth in the opposing jaw can grow into the gap thus leading to supraeruption of opposite teeth.
Effects on Jaw and gums:
healthy teeth constantly perform the function of stimulating the surrounding bone and the periodontium.
With the loss of tooth the bone shrinks and also the gum surrounding the tooth. The forces of mastication further lead to bone loss.
Effects on your appearance:
Missing teeth make you look old and give sunken appearance around lips. The more teeth you loose, the more your face will look old and wrinkly.
Replacing teeth with Dental Implants:
Dental implants are inserted into your jaw bone and act just like the tooth roots of your natural teeth. With this procedure healthy natural teeth are left untouched.
1. one or several missing teeth in mouth
2. you are avoiding certain foods, beacause they are difficult to eat
3. your facial profile has changed since you have lost your teeth
4. you are not able to chew from the side where teeth is missing
The procedure of getting Dental implants in the first step involves getting a thorough examination at Lucknow Dental to asses you bone health, oral hygiene and general health.
Patients with poor oral hygiene or suffering from Diabetes or other bone disorders are contraindicated for Dental Implants.
A CBCT scan is then prescribed to view the implant site three dimentionally and asses bone health and type. It gives an idea of nerves and supporting tissues before surgery and plan the size of Dental implant accordingly.
Your blood profile for surgery should be within range to prevent any complication.The surgery is performed under Local Anaesthesia and with the help of surgical drills the implant is placed inside the jaw and covered with coverscrew.
The implant is left for three months so that it binds with the bone just like root known as Osseointegration. Once the implant is stablized the implant prosthetic crown is given and your procedure is complete.
The cost of dental implants depends upon the type of dental implants used, the prosthesis chosen and the skill of the dentist. Generally it varies between Rs40000 to Rs60000 for single unit implants.
The cost also varies according to the adjunctive procedures involved such as bone grafting, sinus lifting etc which increases the cost of surgical procedure.
The life of Dental Implants depends upon your maintenance of oral hygiene and general health . It can last anywhere between 10 to 15 years if used properly.
But if your general body health declines like you suffer from uncontrolled diabetes then it can also lead to bone loss and loosening of Dental Implant prosthesis. If you are healthy and maintain oral hygiene then Dental Implants can last longer.