A dental implant is a device made of titanium, which is surgically inserted into bone. The area is then allowed to heal for a period of about four to six months, after which the artificial teeth can be constructed on them. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone.
Dental Implants can help if you want a dental restoration that looks and feels as though it's really part of your mouth, dental implants may be right for you. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. Your jawbone fuses with the implant to provide a secure platform for a prosthesis—artificial tooth. If you are missing many teeth, several implants can be used to support the partial or complete denture
Are implants safe and how long will they last
Implants are a safe, well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. It's probably true to say that implants, much like natural teeth, will last for as long as you care for them.
How well you look after your implants - and whether you go for your regular maintenance appointments - will have the biggest impact on how long they will last.
If you don't look after your implants they will develop a coating similar to that found on neglected natural teeth. Left untreated, this can lead to gum infection, bleeding, soreness and general discomfort. You could get all these problems with natural teeth.
If your implants are well looked after, and if the bone they are fitted to is strong and healthy, you can expect them to last for many years. However, just as with other surgical implants (such as a hip replacement) there is no lifetime guarantee.
Placing an implant is often easier than taking a tooth out and is usually done using a simple local anaesthetic. You will not feel any pain at the time, but just like after an extraction, you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.Sometimes your dentist might give you a sedative if you are very nervous or if the case is a complicated one. General anaesthetics are rarely used for implants and are generally only used for very complicated cases.
Crowns and bridges that rest on implants can be made to look aesthetic and to match the surrounding natural teeth
Lower dentures are usually less firm and comfortable than upper dentures. Implants in the lower jaw can improve the stability of lower dentures
Missing teeth need to be replaced within a period of three to six months as it restores appearance, improves speech and chewing ability.
The dentist in consultation with the patient must select the method of replacement
Do implants hurt?
Placing an implant is often easier than taking a tooth out and is usually done using a simple local anaesthetic. You will not feel any pain at the time, but just like after an extraction, you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.
Sometimes your dentist might give you a sedative if you are very nervous or if the case is a complicated one. General anaesthetics are rarely used for implants and are generally only used for very complicated cases.
Approximate Chair side time: Implant procedures are done in three stages;
Stage I - Implant Surgery-45 minutes. (Recovery is within 24 hours) A minimum healing period of 6 weeks is recommended following which
Stage II - Implant Uncovery and placement of Healing Caps/Gingival Formers-20 minutes. (Recovery is within 6- 8 hours) A minimum healing time of 10-12 days later
Stage III - Crown Placement-2-3 sittings 5-7 days apart of 30 minute duration each Implant procedures can also be done as a single sitting of 60 minutes duration following which temporary crowns are placed
We at Dr Anil Da Silva's dental clinincs and implants center provides highly recommended and best dental implants in goa.
It's up to the dentist to judge whether Implants are to be done as a single or multiple sitting