About Dental Implants
Replace your missing tooth with the help of dental implants, which look the closest to a natural tooth. With adequate bone support and a good dental hygiene, implants can last life long.A dental implant is used to support or replace one or more teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone, and a crown is placed over the screw to mimic the natural tooth.
Dental implants are considered to be successful only if it fuses to the bone and this process is called osseointegration. Most dental implants are made of titanium, this material is a foreign object but most likely to be accepted by the body and hence they integrate well with the jaw bone.
Dental implants are usually used in case missing tooth or teeth. They are used to replace either a single tooth or multiple teeth. Specifically for dental implants, these factors include
- Patient preferences and needs
- The amount of jaw bone present
- The material used
The Dental surgeon first examines the space where the implant has to be placed. Checks for sufficient amount of bone in that area. Further examination is done by advising for a OPG and CBCT, this would help the dentist analyse the case better.
The type of implant used is Endosteal implant, which is placed deep within the bone for the process of osseintergration to occur.
Once the radio graphic assessment has been done and the the bone level is analysed the process is continued. In case of insufficient bone then a bone graft is advised before the placement of implants. Bone graft once placed takes about 3-6 months of healing and formation of new bone after which the implant is placed inside.
Implant can also be placed immediately after extraction if there is adequate bone present. The process is carried out under Local Anesthesia. The dental implant (titanium post) is placed into the bone with a special drill and tools. A healing cap is placed over the implant, sutures are placed, which is then removed after the wound is healed. Until the whole process of osseointergtation takes place, which could be about- months, a temporary denture can be made to replace missing teeth for aesthetic purposes. Healin occurs during this period and this greatly depends upon the amount of bone and quality of the bone present. This could take about 2-6 months. It should be noted that for the implant site to heal well there should be no external stress added over it or any pressure as such as there are higher chances for the implant to fail in such cases. Follow ups are mandatory until the healing is completed to check on any infections or traumas. After the healing has occurred a crown is placed over the screw, this is also called as an abutment. The healing is said to be completed when the screw fuses completely with the bone. The crown can either be screwed or cemented. Check FAQ’s Section for Tooth/Dental Implants cost in Bangalore
What is the Dental implant cost in Bangalore?
The dentist makes a cut to open your gums and expose the bone. Holes are drilled into the bone where the dental implant metal post will be placed, and it is placed deep inside the bone and a crown mimicking the crown of the tooth is placed over it.
For single tooth replacement
For multiple teeth replacement
Replacement of the entire arch
Yes, you can replace all your teeth with implants if it is beyond saving.
success of an implant lies in good oral hygiene post implant placement, the better you maintain the more successful the implant is. Failure to maintain good post operative hygiene will cause the implant to fail.
Dental Implants is never a one day remedy, it requires 3-5 months for the implant placed to heal and bind to your bone. Only after it binds will the implant succeed.
Replacing all teeth with implants will cost you 1.6 Lac to 2.8 Lac depending on the number of implants and your bone height and thickness.
yes it can reject an implant. If oral hygiene isn’t maintained, or if patient is a smoker and doesn’t follow the instructions it will lead to failure and rejection of the implant.
Implants are placed under anesthesia, so no it won’t hurt.
when an implant falls out it basically means it’s rejected and has failed to bind to the bone, after finding why a new implant is placed.