Dental implants have been an incredible breakthrough in dental technology. These devices are effective and reliable as a permanent replacement for missing or decayed teeth—in fact, they boast a 99 percent success rate. Whether you’re replacing one tooth or many, you can rely on dental implants to improve both the function and appearance of your smile. Here are a few of the ways this technology can be implemented to improve your bite:
- Single Tooth Replacement. Dental implants can be used to replace a single decayed or damaged tooth. After removing the damaged tooth, we will implant a titanium screw in its place. Once the implant has healed and fused to your jawbone, we will place a custom-made crown over the device so that it blends perfectly with your smile. This natural-looking, durable prosthesis will act just like a natural tooth, and you can treat it like one too! Just keep up a healthy dental hygiene routine and your implant will last you a lifetime.
- All-on-4®. The All-on-4 technique is an excellent method for those who require a full set of teeth. It is also great for those who might have limited jawbone density or volume, as this method only requires four dental implants! The process is simple: four dental implants will be inserted into the gums at an angle so as to make them sturdier and able to maximize the stability of each implant. Once these four implants have been placed, a new or existing denture will be attached to the screws that very same day. Once healed completely (in about 3-4 months), a brand-new set of teeth will be permanently affixed to the implants. There are many things to love about this system, including the minimal recovery time and low costs. All-on-Four is also very low-maintenance—you can eat whatever you’d like and only need to upkeep a simple dental hygiene routine to keep them in great shape. Patients love the All-on-4 system!
- Implant-Supported Dentures. Similar to All-on-4, implant-supported dentures secure your device through dental implant technology! You can have as few as two implants on the lower dentures to allow them to fit securely. These devices bring back normal function and a confident smile to those who are missing teeth. In fact, patients often comment that they wished they would have gotten dental implants sooner! Those who may have only been able to eat soft foods before are now enjoying steak, chicken, and even corn on the cob. This technology will greatly improve your quality of life.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. If you are missing several adjacent front teeth, an implant-supported bridge could be the perfect solution. Bridges supported by crowns are not always as effective for missing front teeth, as this can occasionally produce low quality aesthetic results and compromise your natural teeth. However, with implant-supported bridges, you can restore multiple teeth at a lower treatment cost. Your bridge will look completely natural and feel great!
Our patients love their dental implants, and you will too! To learn more about these devices and how they can renew the structure and appearance of your smile, contact Bawa Dental Clinic today!
1 Restore your mouth
By replacing your entire tooth, including the root, we can replicate the function of your natural teeth. Dental implants, a strong, stable foundation, allow comfortable biting and chewing. In addition, nothing in your mouth looks or feels artificial.
2 Preserve Your Facial Structures
By preventing the bone resorption or thinning of the jaw that would normally occur with the loss of teeth, your facial structures remain intact. This is particularly important when all of your teeth are missing. The lower one-third of your face may collapse if implants are not placed to preserve your bone. When this happens, wrinkles form around your mouth and your chin repositions itself closer to your nose. Implants however guard against this and can reverse it if it has already occurred.
3 Improve your smile
In terms of esthetics, an implant-supported replacement tooth looks more natural than a traditional tooth-supported bridge. This is particularly important for your frontal teeth. Preventing a visible bone defect is critical for a beautiful, healthy smile and an improved overall appearance.
4 Don’t compromise adjacent teeth
Traditional tooth-supported bridges require grinding down the teeth on either side of the gap, so that the bridge can be cemented onto them. The tooth structure can never be replaced and the long-term health of these teeth is compromised. Partial dentures have clasps that hook onto adjacent teeth, putting pressure on them as the partial rocks back and forth. Eventually these teeth can loosen and fall out as a result of this constant pressure. Replacing missing teeth with implant-supported crowns or bridges does not involve the adjacent natural teeth, so they are not compromised or damaged.
Overall quality of life will improve with replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With implant-supported replacement teeth, you have a more natural-looking smile, and your teeth function more like natural teeth. You will experience increased comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. By replacing dentures and partials with implant-supported teeth, you will be able to eat all types of foods without worrying about messy adhesives.
5 Make Oral Hygiene Easy
It is much easier to care for an implant-supported crown, which can be cleaned like a natural tooth. In comparison, a tooth-supported bridge requires the use of a floss threader for proper cleaning. It is also more convenient to clean a full set of implant-supported replacement teeth than a traditional denture.
6 Renew self-confidence
Many of the people who now enjoy the benefits of implant-supported replacement teeth agree that their self esteem and self confidence have been restored. This is due to their improved comfort and appearance, and the improved functionality and health of their mouths.
Frequently asked questions about Dental Implants
Q. What are dental Implants?
A. Dental Implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement. They are bonded with the bone to provide permanent support for crowns and dentures.
Q. What will happen without treatment?
A. You jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Loosing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.
Q. Who is a candidate?
A. Dental Implants can be placed in most adults. Adolescents may be eligible once their face structure has matured.
Q. Is Implant placement painful?
A. No, Dental implants are typically placed under local anaesthesia. Most treatments can be completed in your clinician’s office.
Q. How soon may i return to work after treatment?
A. You may return to work the next day unless otherwise instructed by your clinician. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any minor discomfort you may have.
Q. How long does it take place dental implants?
A. They may be placed in as little as 30 to 60 minutes depending on the location and number of implants placed.
Q. What if there is not enough bone or gum tissue for the dental implant?
A. A graft may be needed if your clinician determines there is not sufficient bone or gum tissue
Q. When will i receive my new teeth?
A. Treatment time varies by patient. Typically, you will have some type of temporary teeth until your implants bond to the bone. We can provide a time estimate based on your treatment needs.
Q. How do i care for my dental implants?
A. Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.
Q. How long can dental implants last?
A. Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
Q. What is the success rate of dental implants?
A. Dental implants have an extremely high average success rate of more than 98 percent.
Q. How does the long-term value of implants compare to other treatment options?
A. Dental implants are low maintenance and provide stability and confidence in your smile. Therefore, the long-term value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options.
Our patients love their dental implants, and you will too! To learn more about these devices and how they can renew the structure and appearance of your smile, contact Bawa Dental Clinic at SCO 80, Sector 40-C, Chandigarh or you can call us at 9814010338.