The procedure is relatively straight forward and can usually be done under local anaesthetic. You may experience discomfort and you are likely to be given painkillers after the surgery to help with any pain you may experience. However, in general, most patients report that the procedure really wasn”t painful at all — certainly much less than expected.
Dental implants are artificial roots made of titanium that are surgically placed in the jawbone where the teeth are missing. One can replace a single tooth, or several teeth by going in for dental implants. They can support a full bridge or a full denture.
An ideal candidate for dental implants would be someone with good oral and general health. Those who have lost a tooth or several teeth because of periodontal gum disease or any injury can also go in for dental implants. People with a missing tooth or teeth because of a cleft lip can also opt for this procedure. They preserve and stimulate the natural bone aiding bone growth and preventing further loss. Dental implants are a long-term solution. They look and function exactly like natural teeth.
To find out if dental implants are suitable for you, visit Invivo Aesthetics, Our team of dental experts will examine your condition and recommend the right implant for you.
Why Dental Implants?
One can face the problem of missing teeth at any point in life. Tooth loss can be due to trauma, accident, severe gum disease, tooth decay, or even due to poor oral hygiene. If left untreated missing teeth can lead to various consequences such as:
- Speech problems result from the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
- Difficulty in chewing.
- Pain in the facial muscles of the jaw results in an improper bite induced by the missing teeth.
- Tooth decay and gum disease, over time, due to plaque accumulation & food entrapment in the gap caused by the missing teeth.
- Improper bite resulting from a tilt of adjacent teeth into the empty spaces caused by a missing tooth.
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Frequently asked questions
A dental implant is basically a titanium post which is surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gum line to work as a tooth root. Post insertion, an implantologist will attach a crown on top of the implant to ensure the appearance of a natural tooth.
We will be able to determine for certain if you are suitable for dental implants but generally if you have good health you will be suitable. We will assess the general condition of your mouth and look at the quantity and quality of bone to see if dental implants are an appropriate treatment. We very often take radiographs (xrays) of the area which give an indication of the amount of bone available for implant placement.
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As implants are similar to natural teeth, if they are looked after they should last for many years but there is no lifetime guarantee. There is a small chance that an implant fails to osseo-integrate, that is, it does not become attached to the bone. In the upper jaw the chances of this happening are approximately 1-2%. We would normally become aware of this during the healing phase after implant placement and should it happen, we would remove the implant and may need to place another, several weeks later. Once integrated and functioning, you have in excess of a 90% chance of any implant still performing fine after 25 years. Therefore implants are a long term and predictable treatment option.
The key to successful implants is the quality and quantity of bone and we sometimes have to provide a replacement for a deficiency of bone and this usually takes the form of a small augmentation around the neck of the implant. Depending on the size of this deficiency, we can usually carry this out at the same time as implant placement.
Dental implant surgery is one of the safest procedures in dentistry and it is the only restoration method that stimulates natural bone beneath the missing tooth.