What is Dental Implant?
It is an advanced medical technology for the treatment of tooth loss. A titanium implant is implanted in the toothless area of the jawbone. The jawbone fuses with the titanium surface providing a strong anchorage for the implant. The implant functions as a support for the dental prosthesis constructed over it.
What are the benefits of Dental Implants?
It can treat cases untreatable with conventional methods of dental bridges and dentures.
It prevents further resorption of the jaw bone following tooth loss.
It can perfectly restore chewing function
It avoids cutting down and overloading the natural teeth occurring with conventional means of replacing tooth loss.
It helps restore a patient's self-esteem and confidence since it gives the feeling of regaining the real teeth.
It functions better than conventional dental bridges and dentures.
It gives superior aesthetic results.
Am I a suitable candidate for Dental Implant?
You will be a suitable candidate for oral implant if you fulfill the following requirements:
You must be medically fit to undergo ordinary surgery.
You jaw must have enough bone to support the implant.
(If not, bone grafting may be required)
There must be enough space to accommodate the prosthesis over the implant.
You must understand what the treatment can offer.
You must realize to what extend the treatment can meet your expectations.
Should I consider Dental Implants?
You should consider oral Implant when:
You do not want to have your natural teeth cut down which is required in making your conventional dental bridge.
You cannot wear or chew well with your denture.
You cannot tolerate a denture in your mouth.
You do not want to damage your remaining teeth from wearing a partial denture.
You have lost your back teeth making it impossible to construct a conventional dental bridge.
You have a long toothless spam which is not indicated for making a conventional dental bridge.
You want superior aesthetic results with your tooth replacement.
You want the most effective way to restoring your chewing function.
What is involved in the implant procedure?
Once you and your doctor have identified your treatment plan, having a dental implant placed can be as simple following:
An Dental Implant is placed into your jawbone.
The operation is performed under aseptic condition at Dr.Sathya's Implant Centre with proper facilities and condition for oral implant surgery.
Local anesthesia is given for pain control during the operation. Intravenous sedation can be given if necessary. Pain which may occur after the operation can be effectively controlled with oral medications.
This part of the implant treatment does not require anesthesia. Once the implant has integrated into your jawbone, in a simple procedure, the implant is uncovered and a post is attached to it. Impressions (models) of your upper and lower jaws are taken and sent to a laboratory for the creation of your new tooth/teeth.
Your new tooth/teeth are attached to the implant posts and are fully functional.
What should I expect after treatment?
Dental implants will require the same care as your natural teeth to keep your implant healthy, proper brushing and flossing still apply!
How successful is the treatment?
Modern oral implants are highly successful with the success rate higher than 95%.
How long can an implant last?
In view of the high success modern implant treatment a dental implant can be considered as a long lasting permanent tooth that does not need to be changed.