A Dental implant is a permanent root simulating structure placed in the jaw bone to
support the missing tooth. By far dental implants have been the best accidental
discovery in the field of dentistry giving real life like appearance to the artificial teeth.
Dental Implant Procedure duration: 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on the number of
teeth implants planned. Crown(s) on implants require separate appointments (minimum 3).
Anesthesia: On most occasions only local anesthetic is required however general
anesthesia and conscious sedation can also be chosen.
- Several postoperative checkups are required making it a multi visit procedure.
- Shelf life: Results can last for a lifetime.
Healing time: It usually takes 24 hours to 3 days for healing requiring minor NSAID’S (non -
steroidal anti-inflammatory, analgesic medication) and antibiotics.
Possible Risks: Dental Implant problems may include infection or a possible failure. Please
discuss with your dentist all the possible risks and alternatives. A well informed decision is
Role of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer you many advantages.
Real lifelike appearance
Dental restorations supported by dental implants give a very close resemblance and feel of a natural
tooth. There color, shape and contours mimic those of a natural teeth.
Rejuvenated eating and speaking
Patients very happily put back on the menu the foods that were difficult to eat earlier without
implants. Functionality is greatly restored with the help of dental implants. Phonetics and speaking
becomes much easier.
Neighboring teeth un-touched
Unlike other dental treatment alternatives, dental implants do not use neighboring teeth for support
Therefore they can improve the overall health of an individual and help him/her maintain a youthful
Since the dental implant fuses with the jaw
bone and get fixed for a lifetime, it makes the restorations
more stable and comfortable. The bio
compatibility of the materials makes the restorations readily
accepted by the human body.
A new tooth from day one
Your dentist can provide you with the crown at the time of dental implant placement giving you
immediate functionality. However, this immediate function is individual and situation specific.
Long lasting results
Dental implants are the most reliable and easy to maintain with proper oral hygiene and care, the
dental implants can last even your entire lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions
Almost everyone who has a missing single tooth, multiple teeth or complete tooth loss are good candidates for Dental
In general, the cost of Dental Implant replacing a single tooth is almost the same as that of the fixed tooth supported
bridge. Some Dental Insurance companies do cover Dental Implants in Varied Situations. The cost varies by Patient
requirements, Bone quality and quantity, and the region for Dental Implants
In general, the cost of Dental Implant replacing a single tooth is almost the same as that of the fixed tooth supported bridge. Some Dental Insurance companies do cover Dental Implants in Varied Situations. The cost varies by Patient requirements, Bone quality and quantity, and the region for Dental Implants
Dental Implants are not susceptible to decay as natural teeth are. However it is vital to maintain the health of gums
to have long lasting Dental Implants. Regular Dental Cleaning and check up are important for long shelf life of
The term Metal Free Implants is a misnomer. All Dental Implants have some form of Metal ions in them. Titanium Implants are more prevalent as Titanium is highly Bio-Compatible and any allergic reaction to them is extremely rare!
Ceramic/ Zirconium Implants are white in color and are another alternatives to titanium made Dental Implants. It is these ceramic/ Zirconium Implants which are often referred to as Metal Free Implants.
Dental Implants can be used for stabilization and support to the dentures. They provide retention, support and stability to dentures. The need or dependency on the dentures adhesives is remarkably reduced. Patients can also have fixed dentures, where the dentures are fastened to implants with help of screws. Get your E-Consultation done with our Prosthodontist to have your denture examined.