What are Dental Implants?

Today, Dental implants are considered the standard of care for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth. A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed in place of missing tooth into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over a few months. The dental implant acts as a restoration for the root of a missing tooth. This instrument” holds a replacement tooth or bridge. Having a dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to resemble a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has great stability. The process of blending between the dental implant and jawbone is called “osseointegration.” Dental implants are mostly made up of titanium, which allows them to integrate with bone without being recognized as a foreign object in our body. Additionally, technology and science have progressed to greatly improve the outcomes of dental implant placement. The single dental implant cost can vary according to the region and who is performing the process.

How does a dental implant work?

Today, Dental implants are considered the standard of care for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth. A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed in place of missing tooth into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over a few months. The dental implant acts as a restoration for the root of a missing tooth. This instrument” holds a replacement tooth or bridge. Having a dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to resemble a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has great stability. The process of blending between the dental implant and jawbone is called “osseointegration.” Dental implants are mostly made up of titanium, which allows them to integrate with bone without being recognized as a foreign object in our body. Additionally, technology and science have progressed to greatly improve the outcomes of dental implant placement. The single dental implant cost can vary according to the region and who is performing the process.

Expert’s Opinions

  • Dr. Reena Waghela Dental Director of Sabka dentist says "Tooth implant not only fills the gap but also help to restore the normal function of the tooth. Most of our patients are happy with the implant because it feels almost like a natural tooth".
  • Dr. Ankita Gada BDS, Dental Director at Sabka dentist says "Implant is the good option if you have missing tooth or teeth".
  • Dr. Jena Shah BDS, Dental Director for Clinical Operations at Sabka Dentist says "Implant is the good option especially when you have missing front tooth".

What are the steps of dental implant treatment?

Dental implants can be used to replace the missing single tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth. The goal of teeth replacement in dentistry is to restore function as well as the aesthetics of the mouth. When it comes to tooth replacement, generally, there are three options in dentistry:
  • Complete denture or partial denture,
  • Fixed dental bridge, and
  • Dental implant.
The dental implant cost might appear higher than the dental bridge but you should look at the benefits of the dental implant over the bridge and long term cost recovery. Although the preliminary tooth implant cost appears to be on that higher side, over that long period of time cost of bridge surpasses the initial dental implant cost. Dentures are considered to be an affordable option for replacement of teeth as compared to other replacement options but are the least desirable because of the inconvenience of a removable appliance in the mouth. Furthermore, dentures can affect taste and sensory experience with food. Dental bridgework was the common restorative option before the relatively recent shift to dental implant treatment. The main disadvantage of bridgework is depending on existing natural teeth for support. Implants are supported by bone only and do not affect the other natural teeth. Deciding on which option to choose depends on many other factors. Specifically for dental implants, these factors include
  • Location of missing tooth
  • Checks the Quality of the jawbone where the dental implant is to be placed,
  • Health of the patient,
  • Cost,
  • Patient preference for selecting
A dental expert examines the area to be considered for a dental implant and makes a clinical assessment of whether the patient is a good candidate for a dental implant. There are great advantages in choosing a dental implant for tooth replacement over the other options available for the replacement. Dental implants are conservative in that missing teeth can be replaced without altering the adjacent teeth. Furthermore, because dental implants integrate into the bone structure, they are very stable and can have the look and feel of one’s natural teeth. The dental care implants cost tends to help you compare very favourably to other tooth replacement alternatives because dental implants may last so long, even an entire lifetime. Dental Implant procedure

What happens before, during, and after dental implant treatment?

During the consultation with the dentist and planning stage, the dentist will visually examine the site in the mouth where a dental implant is being considered as well as look at dental imaging studies through X-rays, panoramic films, and/or CT scans). At this time, the quality and quantity of the jawbone is checked to determine if more bone is needed at the site. Once it has been examined that a dental implant can be placed in the desired location, the patient will return for the treatment procedures for the dental implants. During all treatment procedure appointments, the patient is given a local anesthetic to numb the treated area as well as any other sedatives necessary for comfort and anxiety. The first stage of oral treatment often involves a tooth or teeth extraction. Oftentimes, the site of a dental implant still has an existing damaged or infected tooth present. To prepare for placement of a dental implant, the tooth will need to be extracted from the root. The site will be allowed to heal for two to six months. For a site that has no tooth and bone loss, it will require a different bone graft that is placed on top of the existing jawbone. This procedure is more involved and usually takes about six or more months of healing. In some circumstances, when enough bone is present, the damaged tooth can be extracted followed by the implant procedure at the same appointment at Sabka dentist. This procedure is called “immediate implant” placement. In some situations where an implant is to be placed in the upper jaw in the back or posterior region, sometimes the available amount of bone may be limited by the presence of the air-filled space found in the bones of the face. “Sinus augmentation” treatment takes place at Sabka dentist to raise the sinus floor and graft more bone into the sinus. This will make more bone available to support a dental implant treatment. Once capable enough, strong bone is present, the site is ready for the implant. At the implant placement appointment, the dental implant is placed into the bone with a special drill and tools for implant. A “healing cap” is placed over the implant after the treatment, the gum is stitched up, and the healing phase begins. During the healing phase, a temporary denture can be made to replace missing teeth for other purposes. Healing time depends greatly on the quality of bone present in the mouth. Healing time is usually take from two to six months. During this time, the implant treatment becomes integrated with the bone. It is important to avoid putting any force on the dental implant as it heals. Follow-up appointments with the dentist at Sabka Dentist to check the surgical site are typically done to ensure that no infection exists and healing is taking place. After the healing period, the dental implant is tested to determine whether it was successfully taken up by the surrounding bone. Once this has been confirmed, a prosthetic component is associated to the dental implant via a screw. This component is called an “abutment.” It will serve to hold the replacement tooth or “crown.” The dentist at Sabka Dentist will take an impression of this abutment in the mouth and have the implant crown customized to the size of fitting. The implant crown is either cemented or secured with a screw to the abutment.

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What should I know about getting a Dental Implant At Sabka Dentist?

If you are one of those individuals who are particular about your dental health care, you must choose the best when it pertains to dental care checkups and treatments. Sabka Dentist is consistently graded among the best option for dental implants. At Sabka Dentist, people not just obtain top class treatment for their tooth troubles, but additionally get to enjoy the benefits of full mouth dental implants cost. No matter the background or career of an individual, we guarantee that all of our patients feel at ease and face absolutely no concerns when it comes to teeth setting cost. We are amongst the top dental clinic chains and have a legacy that is unparalleled by any other dental clinic, India.

So, the next time you plan on visiting for dental implants, we should be at the top of your list of best dental implants. Consider us your own ‘Apna Dentist’, and we can help you with your dental problems so that you can carry on and spread joy and happiness across with your wonderful smile.

The single-tooth implant cost can vary depending on the region and who is performing the procedure. teeth replacement cost. Some factors are

Number of Replacements
Location of the Tooth
Bone Density
The Need for Extractions
Overall Oral Health

But at Sabka Dentist we make sure that you don’t feel the pressure of tooth implant cost . That’s why Sabka Dentist offers the best teeth replacement cost in India which you can afford in first thought. Contact us today to discuss your smile or with questions regarding dental implants cost.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why Dental Implants?

  • Implants resemble natural teeth.
  • Implants function similar to natural teeth and there are no difficulties in eating or cleaning the teeth.
  • The presence of the implant maintains the structure of the bone beneath the replaced tooth, as chewing forces are transmitted through the implant to the bone and stimulate the natural process of bone renewal. This helps preserve a good appearance, both of the restored teeth and of the face.
  • Dental implants can anchor bridges and overdentures.

How long does Dental Implant treatment take?

With traditional method, shortest time frame for completing implant procedure is about five months in the lower jaw and six months in the upper jaw. In the traditional method, two procedures are required with 3 – 6 months between them. During the first procedure, a small gingival incision is made and bone is drilled to make room for implant. After the implant placement, the incision is stitched closed. 3 – 6 months are waited to allow osseous integration between the implant pores and bone tissue. After ensuring osseointegration and healing, a second procedure is performed. It involves making a new incision to expose the implant and installing a collar called healing cap onto the top of implant. Healing cap brings about healing of the surrounding gum tissue. After few weeks, the healing cap is removed. This is followed by abutment which is screwed into the implant. This abutment is used to support the crown.

The latest method is one stage procedure where the implants, abutments and temporary crown or bridge are all placed in one visit itself.

Who needs Dental Implants Treatment?

  • One or more missing teeth
  • To restore aesthetics, speech and mastication
  • Healthy gums/ Healthy periodontal condition
  • Sufficient alveolar bone thickness to anchor the implant. (Some people who have low bone thickness due to long standing edentulism, age etc will first require special procedures for bone augmentation).
  • Good Oral Hygiene Practice

Who can’t be a candidate for Dental Implants?

  • Young Children whose jawbones are still in stage of growth
  • Pregnancy
  • Heavy Smokers
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Patients who have received high dose of radiation in the region of head, neck and face
  • Chronic diseases like uncontrolled diabetes, connective tissue diseases, etc
  • Patients on immunosuppressant medications.
  • Patients with Bruxism habit.

What is bone grafting?

Bone grafting is carried out to increase the width and height of the jawbone at the site of implant. Bone grafts are of the following types:
  • Autogeneous/ Autografts : Best results are obtained when bone from another part of one’s own body is harvested.
  • Allografts : These are human bone grafts obtained from bone banks.
  • Xenograft : Bone is obtained from an animal donor. (eg. Bovine bone)
  • Alloplast : These are synthetic bone substitutes that are chemically similar to human bone. They may act as scaffold for new natural bone formation. They may be replaced by natural bone (resorbable alloplast) or retained (non resorbable alloplast).
An autogenous/ autograft is the preferred choice because there is no risk of your body rejecting it. After the bone grafting procedure, one will have to wait for at least 3 months before having implants placed, so as to promote healing. The exact waiting time will depend on how much bone has been grafted.

What is Sinus Augmentation?

Sinus Augmentation is done to raise the maxillary sinus floor by bone grafting. This will make more bone available to support a dental implant treatment.

What is Loading Time?

Loading time is when the artificial crown is attached to the implants. Following are the three options:

  • Immediate loading
  • Immediate loading means that the abutment and sometimes the crown are immediately attached to the implants during surgical implant placement procedure. This approach shortens treatment time.
  • Early loading
  • Early loading means that the abutment and artificial crown are attached to the implants 1 – 12 weeks after surgery.
  • Delayed loading
  • Three to six months of integrating time is allowed before placing the crown on implant. Before connecting the artificial abutments, the implants are tested for successful osseointegration.

Implant failure may result if proper osseointegration and healing fails to occur.

Does getting a Dental Implant hurt?

The majority of implants are placed under normal local anesthetic. Some pressing and pushing may be experienced during the implant procedure as well as some vibrations during the drilling stage will be experienced, but this shall not be sharp or painful. For bigger procedures, such as multiple implants or complex cases, sedation can be provided. Sedation is not a general anesthetic, but it makes the patients feel comfortable.

Can you replace all the teeth with Implants?

Yes. One implant per tooth is not needed and one can actually have as few as four implants to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. There are a variety of options for the type of bridge, which can either be removable or fixed in place.

All-on-4® is a trademarked treatment procedure that essentially involves replacement of all missing teeth in one jaw by using only 4 implants. This procedure is especially beneficial in patients who have lost a lot of bone in the back areas of the mouth.

When to call the dentist after abutment placement?

  • Bleeding that won’t cease
  • Any pain in the jaws, mouth, or sinuses that does not get relieved by the prescribed medicine
  • Fever above 100.4ºF (38ºC)
  • An abutment that feels loose

How long is the recovery time for Dental Implants?

Recovery after placement of Dental Implants will vary from one person to another. It will be determined by factors like the number of implants placed, etc. Generally, recovery takes only few days. For the first 30 minutes after placement of dental implants, keep the site covered with gauze pack and apply moderate bite pressure. Symptoms of bleeding, swelling and pain are common, but report to the dentist if excessive. Ice pack can be used to alleviate the symptoms. One should maintain good oral hygiene practice. Have liquid and soft diet for the initial few days. Also avoid spitting, vigorous rinsing and using a straw for few days. After 24 hours, gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water.

Are all dental implant treatments successful?

Success rates of dental implant treatments vary, depending on position of implants, osseointegration, etc. In general, dental implants have a success rate of approximately 95%. With proper due care , implants can last a lifetime!

Are Dental Implants safe?

Dental Implants are being used for a long time now and they are placed by professionally trained dentists/implantologists. They are now known to be the best replacements for missing teeth. They are strong, reliable and safe!

What are the complications in dental implant treatment?

Normal risks of surgery like infection, excessive bleeding and necrosis of the flap of tissue around the implant are associated with dental implant surgery.

Where can I get affordable treatment for dental implants?

At Sabka Dentist, one can start their treatment by paying easy monthly installments at 0% interest with Bajaj Finserv or Capital Float or Snapmint EMI Network.