A Dental implant is a root simulating structure placed in the jaw bone to support the missing tooth. By far dental implants have been the best accidental discovery in the field of dentistry to replace the missing teeth.
Dental implants offer you many advantages.
Patients very happily put back on the menu the foods that were difficult to eat earlier with Dentures or missing teeth. Functionality is greatly restored with the help of dental implants. Phonetics and speaking becomes much easier.
Unlike other dental treatment alternatives, dental implants do not use neighboring teeth for support. This aspect is conservative and therefore can improve the overall health of an individual and help him/her in long shelf life of Teeth.
Since the dental implant fuses with the jaw bone and get fixed, it makes the restorations more stable and comfortable. The bio compatibility of the materials makes the restorations readily accepted by the human body.
Your dentist can provide you with the crown at the time of dental implant placement giving you immediate functionality. However, this immediate function is individual and situation specific.
Dental implants are the mostly reliable and easy to maintain with proper oral hygiene and care.
Almost everyone who has a missing single tooth, multiple teeth or complete tooth loss are good candidates for Dental Implants.
In general, the cost of Dental Implant replacing a single tooth is almost the same as that of the fixed tooth supported bridge. Some Dental Insurance companies do cover Dental Implants in Varied Situations. The cost varies by Patient requirements, Bone quality and quantity, and the region for Dental Implants
Success rates of dental implants varies, depending on the medical health of the patient and position in the jaw where the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 96.3%. With proper care, implants can last longer.
Dental Implants are not susceptible to decay as natural teeth are. However it is vital to maintain the health of gums to have long lasting Dental Implants. Regular Dental Cleaning and check up are important for long shelf life of Dental Implants.
The term Metal Free Implants is a misnomer. All Dental Implants have some form of Metal ions in them. Titanium Implants are more prevalent as Titanium is highly Bio-Compatible and any allergic reaction to them is extremely rare! Ceramic/ Zirconium Implants are white in color and are another alternatives to titanium made Dental Implants. It is these ceramic/ Zirconium Implants which are often referred to as Metal Free Implants.
Dental Implants can be used for stabilization and support to the dentures. They provide retention, support and stability to dentures. The need or dependency on the dentures adhesives is remarkably reduced. Patients can also have fixed dentures, where the dentures are fastened to implants with help of screws. Get your E-Consultation done with our Prosthodontist to have your denture examined.