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Implant Dentistry

Dental Implant is the first option for replacing the missing tooth or teeth. It acts as an anchor for a false tooth or a set of false teeth.Treatment usually takes 2-3 phases. A periodontist or an oral surgeon will place the implant. Anyone in reasonable health who wants to replace missing teeth. You must have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth to provide for the anchorage of the implants. Some people are missing all their teeth and most of those are excellent candidates for dental implants, but today, we use implants to replace small bridges, removable partial dentures and even missing single teeth.

Types of Implants

  • Single Tooth Replacement
  • Multiple Teeth Replacement
  • Complete Replacement of all Teeth in 3 days (Full mouth Rehabilitation)
  • Pterygoid Implants
  • Zygoma Implants

Reasons for loss of teeth

  • Decay
  • Improper bite
  • Age-related problem ( Bone Loss)
  • Poor oral hygiene ( Improper Brushing)
  • Severely broken tooth due to fall/accident
  • Single tooth loss may lead to multiple loss of teeth

Ways to replace the missing teeth

  • Dental Implants No need for nearby tooth support
  • Fixed partial Dentures Need support from nearby teeth
  • Removable Dentures Temporary solution

Why to replace the missing teeth

  • For Proper chewing
  • For proper Smile
  • For confidence
  • For balancing of body
  • For good health
  • To prevent shifting of adjacent teeth which leads to loss of the shifted teeth
  • To prevent the movement of the opposite tooth towards the lost tooth space.

All the techniques have certain protocols right?

Yes the dental implants do have basic protocols like

  • Proper clinical examination
  • Basic Blood investigations like bleeding time, clotting time, HBA1C, etc
  • Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT planning)
  • TRIOS Intra Oral Digital Scanning
  • Guide for Implant placement
  • OSSTEL for testing Implant stability

Alternative to Implants:

  • You may think about whether dental implants are the only way to replace the missing.
  • No, in case of compromised bone quality / medical conditions we prefer the Fixed PARTIAL DENTURES (FPD)
  • With the help of the adjacent sound tooth structure, we place the bridge (FPD)
  • If you want complete replacement of all teeth then go for removable BPS Complete dentures