Implants & Prosthetics
Dental implants are effective replacement dental procedures for a lost natural tooth and its root. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, dental implants do not affect the health of its neighbouring healthy teeth. They are surgical fixtures placed inside jawbones and fuse with the bone after some time span thus mimicking a natural-looking tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace single or in some cases several missing teeth. Missing teeth not only affect physical appearance but also cause issues like chewing, biting and impact speech and pronunciation. Dental implants are stable, eliminate the need for dentures and can also serve as dental prostheses like crowns and bridges. Like all dental devices, dental implants also need good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing and regular dental check-ups (at least after every six months) for long-term results. The best thing about them is that they can be used at any age. The dental implant process can be done on the same day if you have a good quality bone and no gum disease. If there are other factors slowing the process then a temporary tooth can be inserted inside the gap while the final ceramic tooth will be fitted within a week.
Gum infections, ineffective immune systems, and smoking risk the long-term success of dental implants. Diabetic patients on medication for controlled blood sugar can also undertake this surgery. Gum infections can be stabilized during the surgery too. 3D scans of the jawbones for patients using dentures lose a lot of jawbones but it is even possible for them to take this surgery. Dental implant surgery is a painless ‘keyhole surgery’. By using local anaesthetic pain and discomfort are minimally reduced while using painkillers for a few days can control the pain after the surgery.