Implants

Implants
  • Do you want a fixed alternative to your missing tooth?
  • Do you want a replacement that mimics your natural tooth?
  • Do you think a replacement can perform like your natural tooth?
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The answer is yes and dental implants are the perfect fixed solution to replace your missing tooth. There are various options in implants that can be used to replace your missing tooth/teeth. They include:

  • Single implants that are used to replace a single missing tooth
  • Implant supported bridge that can be used to replace multiple missing teeth
  • An implant supported denture is used to replace teeth that are missing in the entire upper or lower jaw
  • Implant partial hybrid can be used to replace partial or completely missing teeth in either of the jaws.

When can you become a candidate for dental implants?

  • You have lost one or more teeth in your mouth
  • You are in good health without any systemic diseases or conditions
  • You do not have uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, smoking habit, alcoholism, radiation therapy or periodontal (gum) disease
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How are dental implants placed?

  • A dental team including a periodontist, oral surgeon, or general dentist with advanced implant training is required for the procedure
  • It involves a surgical procedure to create precision channels in the bone using a surgical guide to place these dental implants
  • Sometimes, in the upper jaw, a sinus lift may be needed to provide adequate space for the placement of implants in the back teeth.
  • The dental implants take about 2-6 months to fuse with the bone following which crowns/dentures can be used to replace the teeth. Procedures like guided bone regeneration where your own blood is drawn and materials like platelet-rich fibrin are prepared out of it for aiding in a faster healing process.
  • A temporary crown/denture is usually given until the final prosthesis is placed.

For your dental implant solutions, please visit our experts, Dr Niraj Shah and Dr Megha Shah from Smile360 Family Dentistry and get rid of missing teeth problems.

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