Dental implant is the solution to replace missing teeth in the most attractive, comfortable and permanent form.
We seldom appreciate the real value of our natural teeth when we have them intact in our oral cavity. Natural teeth allow us to eat the food we like, talk, smile and laugh with confidence. Only when we face with challenges of tooth loss or experience diminished ability of our teeth to perform natural functions, we appreciate the tremendous value of healthy teeth in our lives. It affects our quality of lives; chewing, confidence and appearance. Dental implants replace missing teeth in its most natural form and help to regain the function and confidence that we desire.
Smiline Dental Hospitals are one of the pioneers in practicing Implant Dentistry in South India. With the help of the highly proficient team of implant dentists, we have rehabilitated thousands of patients with dental implants. We can discuss your concerns regarding Dental Implants and explain the benefits that dental implants can offer. Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth or complete set of teeth, we have expertise Implant solution to every unique situation.
BDS, Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists Member of American Academy of Implant Dentistry 20 yrs Experience
BDS, MDS- Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 27 yrs Experience
BDS, MDS- Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge Certified Oral Implantologist Affiliated Fellow of American Academy of Implant Dentistry
BDS, MDS- Periodontics Certified Oral Implantologist Affiliated Fellow of American Academy of Implant Dentistry
BDS, MDS- Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge
BDS, MDS- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dental Implant is an artificial substitute for natural tooth root that is placed into the jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth or crown.
A natural tooth has a root portion that is embedded in the bone and a crown portion that is visible in the oral cavity.
A dental implant is the prototype of the natural tooth root. An abutment is the connector, placed on top of the dental implant to connect the implant with the artificial tooth or crown. Crown is the replacement tooth, customized to match your natural teeth.
Dental Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or for an implant supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth. The number and position of implants to support multiple missing teeth in a row is not necessarily equal to the number of missing teeth. In fact the number and position of implants are strategically planned to distribute the biting forces and bridge the gap.
Dental implants are also used to stabilize the removable complete dentures.
The best way to replace a single missing tooth is with a dental implant fitted with a crown.
Conventional replacement of a single tooth using a dental implant is often completed over multiple visits:
Some people do not have enough healthy natural bone to support dental implants due to any of the following factors:
In lack of sufficient bone, several bone augmentation techniques are used to rebuild natural bone to provide a strong foundation for implant supported teeth. Most patients proceed with everyday life and work often by the next day and continue throughout the months in between dentist appointment. An Implant dentist can tell and educate you about your bone augmentation needs.
Bone grafting is a safe and highly successful procedure. It involves adding bone to the deficient area of the jaw by using your own natural bone from another location and/or by using donor, processed or synthetic bone. Often the new bone can be obtained from inside the mouth.
Bone grafting procedure is often performed in the implant dentist’s office using local anesthesia to numb the areas that will be involved. After the procedure, you will be given antibiotics, pain medication if needed and an n antibacterial mouthwash. Also you will be instructed to avoid eating certain foods and putting pressure on the bone graft. You can resume your work as usual and come for a visit to the dental office in between months while the bone graft heals.
Your implants will be placed after the grafted bone has integrated or become a strong, fused with the existing bone. The amount of time required the integration to take place varies depending on the location of the graft and the density of the bone. It may take three to four months.
Immediate load dental implants allow placement of a temporary tooth (crown) during the same day of implant placement. You can go about your routine life while the dental implant fuses with your natural bone for few months. The long term custom final crown will be placed within 3-6 months. The procedure is best for patients who have enough natural bone and an implant that is secure enough to support immediate placement and pressure on the new temporary tooth.
Immediate placement is not appropriate for all cases, so your implant dentist can give their expert opinion regarding the best option for you.