What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a solid and durable alternative to an original tooth. The implant is fixed into the upper or lower jaw to provide a permanent solution to missing teeth and the perfect base for a crown or bridge.
The careful fitting and the titanium-based exterior of the implant make them feel completely natural, so you can effectively execute the daily task as efficiently as natural teeth.
Why consider Dental Implants?
1. Without the root structure of a natural tooth, the jawbone can shrink making your face look older.
2. There are no loose parts. An implant is stable and comfortable.
3. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
4. Implants LOOK and FEEL like natural teeth.
Implants are easy to maintain. Missing teeth are a problem that has affected generations, affecting speech, eating, and the finish of your smile. Often, patients assume a lost tooth is lost forever, and resign themselves to a permanent gap in the teeth.
However, this is certainly not the case, and dental implants are now easier to achieve than ever. At Gadkari’s Dental Clinic we design and fit your dental implant to renew your smile, and your ability to chew.
There are many different restorations and solutions that can be used in conjunction with implants, including both single and multiple tooth options. Many people who consider them have removal, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges.
Following dental implantation treatment, these patients experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably.
The Dental Implant Procedure–
During your first appointment, our team will use an X-ray & advanced CBCT images to determine if your bone levels are good enough and your treatment will be planned.
In the following appointment, the team will implant the post into your mouth and ensure it fits perfectly. Following the insertion of the implant, it is likely that it will take a number of weeks for it to set in the jaw bone.
To prevent the missing tooth from remaining a source of stress or unhappiness during this time, we will provide you with a temporary restoration to place over the top and cover the gap in your smile.
Once your dental implant has set in your jaw bone, our team will fit the permanent replacement restoration onto the implant. This is likely to be a crown or bridge, either of which would be secured in the mouth using the secured implant.
Do I Need Any Aftercare?
Following the procedure, it’s likely that you will require help from your dentist to manage your pain in the short term and to maintain the strength of your dental implant in the long term. Just like with your natural teeth, your dental implant should be cared for on a daily basis via brushing and flossing, which will prevent the buildup of bacteria around the restoration.
Are Implants Right For Me?
This is the ideal treatment for most patients hoping to replace a missing tooth. Although some cases are unsuitable for implants, many will benefit from the reduction in risk associated with a dental implant.
The implants also look, feel, and function like natural teeth, so you no longer have to feel embarrassed about the gap in your teeth.
Many older people are often concerned about the benefits they can enjoy from the implants due to their age. However, it is your health that determines the success of your implant, rather than your age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted then it’s likely you’re healthy enough to receive the implants.