Dental implants are used by large number of people to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are a long-term solution that’s embedded in your jawbone, almost like your natural teeth.
Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants won’t affect neighboring healthy teeth or cause bone loss within the jaw. Dental implants can last a lifetime under proper care.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are made of titanium that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. It usually takes several months(3-6) once the implant is put into your jawbone.
Osseointegration is a reason why implants never slip or make noises similar to dentures.
What are the benefits of dental implant surgery?
- Fewer diet restrictions, easier eating.
- Jaw Bone preservation because implants are embedded into the jaw, reducing bone loss.
- Do not affect neighbouring teeth.
- Look and feel like natural teeth.
- No discomfort from I’ll fitting denture.
- Dental implants are long term solution.
- Improved Oral health and self esteem.
Who can get Dental Implants?
Generally, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine tooth extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant.
Patients should have good oral hygiene, healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant.
Chronic smokers, people who have uncontrolled chronic disorders such as heart disease or diabetes, patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have varring success rates, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of more than 96%.
With appropriate care, implants can last a lifetime.
Who should perform a dental implant surgery?
Dental implant surgery is best performed by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
An Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon has the higher education and hospital based training in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves of face to ensure you get the best possible results and comfort.
Who are involved in Dental Implant Surgery?
A successful dental implant surgery involves the patient, the restorative dentist/prosthodontist who makes the
crown for the implant, and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who surgically places the implant following a careful plan of treatment.
All members of the dental implant team stay in contact with each other to meet the patient’s expectations.
Following thorough evaluation that includes a comprehensive examination, CBCT, OPG x-rays and a consultation with the patient and members of the dental implant team, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon places the dental implants in the patient’s jaw.
Routine blood investigation especially blood sugar levels along with CBCT scan and OPG x-ray are need.
Will I need bone graft for dental implant surgery?
Dental Implants requires sufficient amount of bone in surrounding to get fixed to jaw bone.
For a area where there is no teeth and bone loss is present might require bone grafting which can be autologous or synthetic.
Depending upon quality and availability of bone, the bone graft can be placed at the time of implant placement or couple of months prior to dental implant surgery.
For situations, where dental implants have to be placed in back of upper jaw(maxilla) might need Sinus Lift or Sinus augmentation with bone graft depending upon availability of bone and size of maxillary sinus.
What are zygomatic bone dental implants?
What is 3D Planning and Printing assisted Dental Implant Surgery?
CBCT or CT scans can be loaded to CAD/CAM software to simulate desired treatment and position of dental implants in jawbones.
After virtual placement of dental implants on computer, a final guide plate is printed which facilitates accurate dental implant position.
What are Patient Specific Dental Implants?
Patient specific dental implants are advanced form of oral rehabilitation in individual with severe bony defects in face due to trauma, oral cancer or facial burns.
Patient specific dental implants are made of Titanium metal manufactured in India and Internationally.
Who are the candidates for patient specific dental implants?
Oral reconstruction poses a challenge due to inadequate amount of bone in cases of Oral cancer, Facial Trauma or Facial burn.
In such cases, oral reconstruction poses a challenge due to inadequate amount of bone and patient specific dental implants provides better alternative.
How much time is required for printing Patient Specific Dental Implants?
3D planning and printing of patient specific dental implants are outsourced to manufactures in India and Abroad mostly countries such as Germany. Depending upon the location of manufacturer and amount of planning required, the implant printing can take some where 2-4 weeks.
How Painful Are Dental Implants surgery?
Most patients who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia is used during the dental implants surgery and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction. However in certain cases general anesthesia or sedation would be necessary.
What are risk factors associated with dental implant surgery?
Infection, bleeding, flap breakdown are one of earlier risk factors associated with dental implant surgery.
Long term success of implant can be affected by heavy smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, poor oral hygiene, peri implantitis, bone loss, habitual teeth grinding or implant failure.
How Do I Care for Dental Implants?
Dental implants require the equal care as real teeth which includes brushing, flossing, antibacterial mouthwash, and regular check-ups.
Learn more about:
Dental Implants in Delhi
Zygomatic Implant in Delhi
Patient Specific Dental Implants in Delhi by Dr. Punit Dubey
International Board Certified Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgeon
Expert in Face, Mouth & Jaw Surgery