A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement that generally serves two purposes. They are either cosmetic or prosthetics used to counteract a patient’s tooth loss. Dental implants are gaining popularity because they are a more stable, comfortable and long lasting method for the replacement of missing teeth. Implants are commonly made of titanium, a metal that is well-tolerated by the body. Over time, the jawbone becomes firmly united with the implant. A small attachment at the top of the implant emerges through the gum. Crowns, bridges or dentures can then be attached to the implant by screws or clips.
The implant itself is eventually capped with a crown, which will feel and look exactly like the rest of the teeth in your mouth. In many cases, this is the preferred treatment for missing teeth because it will not only act as the original tooth, but if cared for properly can easily last for the rest of a patient’s life. Dental implants have become such a popular choice for both patients as well as dentists when it comes to tooth replacement.
Why have Dental Implants
While increasingly popular, implants are not appropriate for everyone. You need to be medically fit and have healthy gums and a sufficient thickness of jawbone
Dental Implant Options
Single Tooth Replacement: Requires the placement of a single dental implant in the region of the missing tooth, followed by a crown (artificial tooth) over it.
Multiple Tooth Replacement: Depending upon the number of missing teeth, the same number or a fewer number of dental implants might be required. For example, the replacement of 3 teeth can be carried out using a 3 unit bridge placed over 2 implants.
Replacement of All Teeth: Replacement of all teeth can be carried out either by the placement of implant supported dentures or by the placement of multiple unit bridges placed over implants.
Dental Implant Options
Your dentist will be able to give you a rough timetable before the treatment starts. Usually the permanent teeth are fitted 4 to 6 months after the implants are put in, but many implant systems now allow the time to be as short as 3 months.
Some teeth can now even be fitted at the same time as the implants (known as immediate implants) but you should check with your dentist to see whether these are suitable for you.
With our efficient implant team, implant procedures are absolutely painless and extremely comfortable. This is combined with a soothing ambience and most of our patients are very comfortable through the entire process. We even provide sedation options for patients upon request.
Is it is a painful process?
No, most treatments at Remi Dental are painless, thanks to the technological advancements.
Which is better – Crown or Dental Implants?
Dental implants do not apply any pressure on the other teeth, require little maintenance and are longer lasting as compared to crowns.
How long do they last?
These dental implants can last a lifetime, if they receive the recommended care.
Are dental implants safe though?
Yes, dental implants are absolutely safe.