A) Introduction

Dental Implants Are Replacement Of Tooth Roots. Implants Provide A Strong Foundation For Fixed (Permanent) Or Removable Replacement Teeth That Are Made To Match Your Natural Teeth.

Whether You Have Lost All Your Teeth, A Few Of Them, Or Even Just One Tooth, Dental Implants Should Be Considered As An Option For Your Oral Rehabilitation Program.A Consultation Will Clarify What Type Of Treatment You Require And Help You Decide If The Exciting Benefits Of Implants Are Suitable For You.

B) How Do Implants Work?

Teeth Restored With Dental Implants Look, Feel And Function Just Like Natural Teeth. You Brush, Floss And Visit Your Dentist For Regular Check-Ups And Cleanings, Same As You Would To Care For A Natural Tooth.

After Preliminary Evaluation,The Implantologist Will Advice The Treatment Plan, The Placement Of A Dental Implant Usually Involves Several Steps:

  1.  The Dental Implant, Usually A Cylindrical And/Or Tapered Post Made Of Titanium, Is Placed Surgically Into The Jawbone.
  2. As You Heal, Your Implant Will Osseointegrate, Or Fuse With, Your Natural Jawbone, With The Two Growing Together To Form A Strong And Long-Lasting Foundation For Your Replacement Teeth. This Healing Process Can Take Weeks To Months While You Proceed With Your Everyday Life In Between Appointments.
  3. Once The Implant Bonds With The Jawbone, A Small Connector – Called An Abutment – Is Placed On Top Of The Dental Implant To Connect The Implant To The Replacement Tooth Or Teeth.
  4.  An Individual Tooth, An Implant-Supported Bridge Or Dentures Containing Multiple Teeth Are Then Attached To The Abutment.

C) Why To Replace Missing Teeth?

Eating And Correct Chewing Is Essential For A Healthy Body. It Is Also One Of The Greatest Human Pleasures. Thousands Of People, Both Young And Old, No Longer Have Their Own Teeth. Some Manage Quite Well With Dentures, For Others They Are Unsatisfactory.

If You Feel Embarrassed Or Uncomfortable About Gaps, Missing Teeth, Dentures That Are Loose Or Unexpectedly Drop Down Or You Are Unable To Chew Properly, Yet You Feel You Deserve The Best Today’s Modern Restorative Dentistry Can Provide, Dental Implants May Be The Solution.

D) Advantages of Dental Implants?

Dental Implants Are An Effective, Safe And Predictable Solution To The Problems Resulting From Missing Teeth. Many Patients Report Exciting Benefits From Dental Implants, Such As: • Natural Teeth Will Be Protected Where As Replacement With Crown And Bridge Require Grinding Of Natural Teeth. • “New” Teeth Look, Feel And Function Like Natural Teeth • Improved Taste And Appetite • Improved Cosmetic Appearance • The Ability To Chew Without Pain Or Gum Irritation • Improved Quality Of Life

One Additional And Very Important Benefit Can Be The Reduction Or Elimination Of Bone Atrophy Or Shrinkage, Commonly Associated With Loss Of Teeth.

Dental Implants Are Truly A Revolution, Solving An Age-Old Problem Safely And Predictably. Implant Dentistry Can Change The Smiles And Lives Of Millions For Many Years To Come.

E) Treatment Protocols In Implant Surgery • Consultation And Oral Examination • Quality Assessment Of Bone At Surgical Site By CT / 3D Digital X-Ray / OPG / IOPA • Selection Of Treatment Plan & Implant Dimensions • Assessment Of General Physical Examination • Handouts To Read About Implant Surgery, Procedures Involved, Cost And Consent Form Signing. • Setting Up Of Patient With Good Oral Hygiene & Premedication • Surgical Placement Of Implant • Suture Removal & Follow Up Visits As Advised By Doctor Followed By Crown Fixation