A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (most natural looking and natural feeling) that is surgically placed into your jaw bone. As you heal, your implant will fuse itself to your natural jawbone to hold a replacement tooth or bridge or multiple teeth keeping facial structures intact. Once the implant bonds with the jawbone, a small connector (abutment), is placed on top of the dental implant to connect the implant to the replacement tooth or teeth. They are designed to blend with your other teeth so it becomes just like permanent tooth. They are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Ideally who can get dental implants ?
Dental implant patients are all ages, and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one, multiple, or even all of their teeth due to injury, defects, disease, infection, decay or any other reason.
Implants also are a great option for patients who don’t want the drawbacks of, or can no longer wear, removable dentures.
They can even be an option for adolescents after puberty when the jaw stops growing, typically around 16 for girls and 18 for boys.
An implant dentist in dental clinics in Delhi can determine if dental implants are right for you after a consultation that looks at your needs and considers your dental and medical history. Dental implant specialists in Delhi are doing a very efficient job of doing the replacement of missing teeth with dental implants.
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have adequate bone and healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic illnesses — such as diabetes or leukemia or heart disease may interfere with healing after surgery. Using tobacco can also slow healing. Patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis. These type of patients may not be good candidates for implants.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants also come in different sizes and heights, including standard and narrow (mini). Dental implant specialists in dental clinics in Delhi and dental clinics in India are trained to help you determine what option is right for you depending on the tooth or teeth that need to be replaced.
Care for Dental Implants
Teeth restored with dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing(twice a day), flossing(once daily), rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental cleaning’s and check-ups every six months can help ensure your implant is in good condition.
As your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care, the longevity and success of implants also depends on your oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. While replacement teeth can’t get cavities, they are subjected to the same wear-and-tear as natural teeth.
Chewing on hard foods should be avoided as they can break the crown as well as your natural teeth.
Patients should quit smoking, as smoking can weaken the bone structure and can lead to implant failure.
Well-placed dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime.
Since there is no manufacture of dental implants in India, the dental implant specialists in dental clinics in Delhi and dental clinics in India , use branded dental implants of global quality. The dental implant specialist in ‘Smile Delhi –The Dental Clinic’,( a reputed dental clinic in Delhi), uses Swedish, German or Korean dental implants. In Reputed dental clinics in Delhi, such as ‘Smile Delhi- The Dental Clinic’, the dental implant specialist takes care of stringent sterilization, so the success rate is 98percent.
Posted By – Dr. Shriya