Dental Implants / Implantologist
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What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants serve as the root for missing tooth/teeth. It works as the replacement for the normal root and it doesn't hurt or harm the natural teeth around. Implants are frames and posts which are made of metal used for dental surgeries. These implants are fixed to the gums underneath the jawbone and along with the time the implant grows into the tooth which was missing by fusing with the jawbone. The implants if properly manufactured don’t create any problem as being the foreign object and integrates well with the jawbone. "Osseo Integration" is the term for the process of fusion between the jawbone and the implant.
The success rate of implants is near about 98% and with time the implants have been developing with the help of science and technology which is a boon for the dental patients and the surgeons also.
Why Are Dental Implants Popular?
The reasons for the huge demand of dental implants are as follows:
- There is an array of functions that are provided by these dental implants. It is not only used for replacement of tooth/teeth but it develops the overall oral hygiene and helps in restoration of the natural functioning of the tooth/teeth and the gums and all other parts in a proper manner.
- The whole process of dental implant is easy and provides great comfort to the patient. It integrates with the jawbone without any hassle and helps in improving the facial appearances of the patient also as it removes the deformations.
- As the overall oral hygiene improves, the patients get back their natural strength of biting food and chewing.
- Dental implants need no frequent replacements. They are durable enough and even some of the implants work for a lifetime without any changes.
- Improper dental structure creates a problem in speaking and other functions of the mouth. With dental implants, all these issues can be well taken care of and with ease.
- Dental implants surgeries have provided results which are beyond imagination and changed patient’s life for the better. The success rate of this treatment is around 98% which also account for the high demand of the implants.
How much Dental Implants cost?
The price of the dental implants varies with the longevity of the product. The quality and the warranty of the product determine the longevity of the implants and thereby the price of the implant is determined. The price and the longevity of the implants are directly proportional to each other. The average price for the implants is nearly between INR 15, 000 - 35,000. The charges and the fees of the dentists vary from INR 10,000 to INR 60,000 for the implantation procedure. The cost of the surgery and the implants also varies according to the type of the clinic you are opting for, post surgery treatment that they are going to provide, qualification and experience of the dentists/ Implantologist etc. Finally, the cost of the implants depends on the type of implants required for treating a different type of dental problems.
How Are Dental Implants Done?
There are two phase in the complete dental implantation procedure:
- The jawbone has to be prepared for the surgery - Holes of small diameter are made at the jaw which is known as the pilot hole. This hole holds the titanium screw which in turn holds the implant in its required place. Then the crown is placed over the titanium screw. The pilot hole has to be bored with efficiency so that the jaw and other facial structure is not harmed or hurt. There are fine nerves like an inferior alveolar nerve is there on the right in the mandible that is in the lower jaw. Surgical guides are often referred by the dentists for this implant process and CT scans are also taken in case of complications.
- Placement of the implant - The titanium screw needs to be placed with care by widening the hole bored on the jaw. The screw once placed in the right place offers full support to the gum and tissues which are over the implant. Many surgeons also place a cover screw to offer more protection and it is placed on the top of the dental implant. It helps in healing of the gum and also helps the implant to integrate with the jawbone faster. Almost 6 months are needed for the complete integration and then the dentists remove the cover of the implant and place the abutment and fix it to the implant. The abutment holds the crown or the replacement of the tooth at the right place. In certain cases, the dentist fix the abutment in the beginning of the process itself. A temporary crown is created around the abutment and the crown serves as a template and the gums restore its natural shape and develop surrounding the crown. The procedure is completed when the temporary crown gets replaced with the permanent one.
The implantation is done on a day that is in only single session but further sessions are required for the integration of the implant into the jawbone.
How To Take Care Post-Dental Implant?
Dental Implants needs utmost care and efficiency as it is related to one of the sensitive area of the human body that is gums, teeth, and jawbones. Moreover, it is a surgical procedure which calls for the extra protection and perfection at the same time. It is very important for the patient to follow their dentist’s advice and rely on him. Here are some of the after-care tips for the patients:
- The patient must have liquid or semi-liquid food for at least a week after the implant is done. If there are any stitches, it must be removed by the doctor but at present time, stitches are also self-dissolving, which dissolves on its own with a certain amount of time.
- The patient must treat the abutment or restored tooth/teeth as natural ones to make the healing process faster and smooth.
- Patients are advised to keep their implants clean by regularly flossing and brushing them as they used to do earlier. It is strictly advised that the patient must not smoke or have alcohol post dental implants.
- To be on the safer side, the patient must take additional care of the implants and overall oral hygiene as the different parts of the mouth remain sensitive after the surgery.
Where Are Dental Implants Applied?
Dentures: The dental implants needs to be applied on the dentures. This denture rests on the gums of the teeth. There is a special attachment in this implant supported dentures which are often known as the over-denture and this attachment is fixed into the attachments of the implants.
Broken tooth/Teeth: Dental implants are mainly meant for the replacement of broken or missing tooth/teeth. An abutment is fixed to this implant which forms the replacement for the broken tooth.
Dental Bridges: In the case of missing teeth, if dental bridges are installed, dental implants are used to provide the support and stability in the place of missing tooth/teeth.
Dental Crown: If there is tooth decay or teeth have suffered any trauma or fracture, then dental implants are used with crowns to restore the natural look & feel of the jaw line. Mostly, single implants are used with single crowns to make the most efficient treatment which is also the simplest form of treatment available.
Q1. Who is an ideal candidate for the treatment?
A. Dental implants can be done on adults who have dental problems. The patient must have dentist’s opinion about the pros and cons of the process before the beginning of the treatment.
Q2. Is the treatment painful?
A. The dentists/Implantologist use local anesthesia so there is no pain involved in the treatment.
Q3. How soon can patients join work after the treatment?
A. If there are no complications or severity involved in the dental implant process, the patient can get into regular life within 1-2 days of the treatment. But after-care/post treatment care has to be done properly.
Q4. How long does it take to place the implant?
A. The duration of the procedure depends on the type of implant and the place that is on which tooth/teeth it is being done. Moreover, it is also dependent on a number of implants to be done. Usually, it takes around half an hour to an hour to complete the procedure.
Q5. How to take care of implants?
A. Frequent visit to the dentist for advice and checkups is important. Regular flossing and brushing of the teeth are necessary to keep the implants healthy and to maintain overall oral hygiene. The patient must have a healthy lifestyle which in turn keeps the implant & surrounding area clean, healthy and increase their durability.
Q7. How long does implant last?
A. With proper care and treatment, implants can last for almost 35 years and more depending on its quality. Some of the implants last lifelong.
Q8. What is the success rate for implants?
A. Dental implants being one of the most effective and cost efficient treatments for dental problems, it is highly in demand and the success rate is almost 98%.
Q9. What are the long-term values of the implant as compared to other treatments?
A. Conventional treatments require more maintenance whereas dental implants, once done require fewer visits to the dentists and maintenance. Dental implants are more stable that the traditional treatments which make it cost effective and it is highly convenient.
Q10. Are implant procedures covered by insurances?
A. In India, insurance on Dental Implant is not available.