What are Dental Implants?
A Dental Implants is an artificial metal root which is placed inside the jawbone to support one or more false teeth.
Dental Bridge Vs Implants
Implants are the best choice for replacement as they have a number of advantages. Implants preserve the thickness of jawbone thus preventing natural bone resorption and holistically replace the crown and the root. The main advantage of preferring an implant to a Bridge is that unnecessary preparation and reduction of adjacent abutment teeth can be avoided.
What are the contraindications of Dental Implants?
History of osteoradionecrosis, heart transplant, active cancer treatment are some of the contraindications of dental Implants. However, it can be placed with caution in patients on blood thinners, Diabetic Mellitus, Smoking and History of Bleeding.
Cost of dental Implants in India.
India is the one of the few countries where the cost of the dental Implants are low when compared to the west. It ranges from 20,000 to 60,000 depending on the brand.
Dental Implants – Surgical Procedure.
Placement of Dental Implants Involves a minor surgical procedure under Local Anesthesia with or without sedation. There might be mild post-operative discomfort which can be managed with antibiotics and pain killers. Implants can be placed immediately after tooth extraction to reduce multiple sittings.
Dental Implants and Diabetes.
Dental implants can be placed in controlled diabetes, the literature shows many evidence based studies which convey the message that the outcome of the treatment in such patients is as good as in non-diabetes.
When can my Implants be loaded?
The Dental implants can be loaded immediately or later (delayed loading) depending upon certain factors like the bite, infection and existing systemic condition of the patient.
Who is a Dental Implant specialist?
A dental Implant specialist is a one who is qualified ,trained and competent to place dental implants .The experience of the specialist plays an important role in reducing post-operative discomfort and complications.
Dental Implants in elderly.
Dental Implants are a boon in catering to the dental needs of elderly patients. It boosts their confidence levels and plays an important role in improving their quality of life. Studies have shown that dental Implants can increase the digestive capacity of the elderly patient thus prolonging their life span appreciably.