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What is Dental Implants ?
Implants are pins made of especially compatible pure titanium, which are inserted into the bone of the jaw.

Dental Implants can :
  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Are you a candidate for implant insertion?
  • Adequate amount of bone available
  • Firmness of the bone available
  • Medical History
Time & Procedure:
  • Oral Examination, X-Rays, Photographs, Dental Impressions
  • Implant Placement – Immediate temporary restoration for anterior teeth
  • Post insertion check-up
  • Suture Removal
  • Healing Period for 3-6 months
  • Exposing the Implant
  • Fabrication of Final Restoration
  • Fitting the final restoration
  • Regular Recall
Plus Point:
Dental implants are actually more conservative, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

Dental Implants

In Medicine, the term implant refers to a device that replaces a body part which is missing. These devices or implants are surgically put or implanted into the body and function instead of the body part that it is replacing. An example of a medical implant is the use of an artificial knee joint to replace a painful, worn-out arthritic knee.
Implants are constructed from materials that are compatible with the tissues of the body; therefore the body does not reject them. A dental implant is a device that is used to replace the root portion of a missing tooth or missing teeth. Dental implants are used to support natural looking teeth and enable patients who are missing some or all of their natural teeth to smile, speak with confidence and chew their food more comfortably.
The most common type of dental implant that is placed into the jaw bone is the threaded titanium cylinder. Dental implants are also available as non-threaded, non-tapered cylinders and as non-threaded, tapered cylinders. The type of implant used is decided upon by the surgeon and depends on the location in the jaw that the implant is needed, and the forces that the implant will encounter.
Even though modern dentistry stresses prevention and maintenance therapy, millions of people are toothless (edentulous) in one or both jaws; many of them cannot wear dentures for physical or psychological reasons. Fortunately, dental implants now offer an alternative, a ray of hope for toothless people.
Dental implants are artificial substitutes for natural tooth roots. They are lightweight, metal devices surgically embedded in the gums or in the bone to which replacement teeth are attached. Implants can provide support for improved appearance, speech, comfort, and chewing ability. The implant procedure involves the insertion of tiny metal fixtures into the jawbone. These fixtures actually bond with the bone and hold fixed or removable prosthetic teeth. The new teeth remain in the mouth and can stay secure for years. The implants have shown a good success rate. Patients must meet stringent criteria to have a good chance for success. Exceptional oral hygiene is an absolute necessity and they require regular maintenance by a dentist as long as they are functioning.


Dental implants have given countless patients many amazing benefits.

·        You will smile again
·         Improved appearance
·         Improved comfort
·         Improved speech
·         Eat better, enjoy more foods, better nutrition
·         Convenience
·         Improved self-esteem

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth, then you may be a candidate for dental implants. A candidate for dental implants should be in a good state of health. You should inform your dentist of any systemic illness or condition that may adversely affect healing. Conditions such as diabetes may not prevent you from having dental implant surgery provided that the disease is being treated successfully. Any concerns that you may have regarding your medical history should be discussed with your dentist at the consultation appointment.

A candidate for dental implants should have enough high quality bone to support the implant(s). When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone begins to change and may slowly disappear. This slow process is called resorption. If the amount of resorption is slight, then a dental implant may be placed into the bone. However, if the amount of resorption is too great, there may be insufficient bone available to support the implant and bone grafting may be required prior to implant surgery. At the consultation appointment, a complete examination will be performed and you will be informed of the condition of your bone and the options you have with regard to dental implants.
Also if you are an inveterate paan or paan parag eater, less than good at maintaining oral hygeine,you should'nt consider implants.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

This depends very much on where the implants are placed and what they will be called upon to do.

How long after a dental implant is placed can it be used to anchor my new teeth?

The protocol that was originally developed clearly states that we must wait four months before we can begin to construct the new dental prosthesis that will be supported by the implants. In recent years, however, there has been a movement within the profession to sort of speed up this process. Today we believe that it is possible in selected patients to accelerate the healing time. We are even loading implants in very specific situations right away.

Does it hurt to have dental implants placed?

The actual procedure to surgically place a dental implant is done under local anesthesia and is generally not at all painful. When the anesthesia wears off about three or four hours later, you might expect some discomfort. The level of discomfort is quite different from patient to patient, but most patients do not have significant problems. Some patients do have varying degrees of pain or discomfort which may last for several days. Swelling and black & blueing may also develop.

Do I have to go without my teeth & while the implants are bonding to my jaw bone?

Once again, the original protocol called for patients to go without wearing their dentures for at least two weeks after implant placement. Over the years, this has been modified considerably and in most situations, patients leave the office wearing their teeth the day the implants are placed. Every patient and procedure is evaluated separately and there might occasionally be a recommendation that a patient go without their prosthesis for a short period of time.

What Exactly Does the Dental Implant Procedure Involve?

First of all, you have to qualify as a good candidate for implants. We will then take a complete dental history, x-rays, and complete a thorough oral examination.   If you are a candidate for implant surgery, the procedure is as follows: 

1. Surgical placement of the implant(s) into the bone. This is usually done right in the dentist's office, with a local anesthetic. After surgery, there is a healing period of approximately four months. During this time, the implants fuse to the bone by a process known as 'osseointegration'. 

2. Next, there is a minor surgical exposure of the top of the implant, whereby the dentist will attach the post to the implant.   The function of the post is to become the support for either one tooth or a set of teeth. This is a short procedure that usually requires only local anesthesia.

3. The last phase is the restorative phase.  The dentist will take impressions and then make a prosthesis that will attach to the implants.   This will require several visits.  Once completed, your mouth will be restored to natural looking, strong teeth.  



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