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Dental Implants - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

There are numerous advances made in the field of dentistry, but still many people suffer from tooth loss - The main reason being decay, periodontal disease or an injury. For many years the best option to replace a missing tooth has been through bridges and dentures. Thanks to the times we live in, dentistry has made many advances. One such intelligent innovation is the usage of implants for repairing a missing tooth. Implants are nothing but replacement tooth roots. Implants technically provide a foundation in the gums where a permanent tooth or a removable, replaceable tooth can be fixed. There are many advantages of using an implant - The biggest being that the appearance of the alignment and the speech can improve drastically. Also, your oral hygiene and health care can improve when using implants. They have a long durability, are convenient and do not cause much discomfort to the user. They have a high success rate, and with proper care, they can even last a lifetime. The treatment plan is also custom made, and your dentist will prepare one based on your requirements and your oral conditions. The implant procedures are precise and do not involve the usual grittiness that accompanies a bridge or dentures.

How is the treatment done?

As a part of the treatment, the first step would be to identify the correct type of foundation for you. Implants treatment is not tailor made, and they are customized as per the individual’s need. The first step would be to identify the options available for you. Then the tooth implant which is like a small post is affixed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. These implants are mostly made of titanium. Once the artificial root takes the grip, it is left to heal for a few weeks. This might once again depend on various factors and the average healing time would be around three months. Once the implant is bonded with the jaw, the next step follows. In this step, a small post is attached to the base. This is the post in which your new tooth would be affixed. Based on the structure of your teeth pattern, your new replacement tooth called the crown would be made. This is then attached to the post. You dentist has to make sure that new tooth are sync with your other teeth and even the color should match.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Every individual who is suffering from tooth loss due to a weak root or tooth decay can be a potential candidate for implants. The treatment can be a more reliable solution and is done when the other types of treatments like dentures and bridges do not yield the desired result. The treatment can be done irrespective of age and can be done by both the genders.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

The treatment is not advisable for people who are suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases. You can best check with your dentist, if you have such symptoms and if you are a suitable candidate. Also, the procedure may not be suitable for people who are greater than 75 years of age as the gums would be feeble and may not support the implants.

Are there any side effects?

Since these are artificial implants that are embedded into your cavities, you might have a slight discomfort initially. The place of the implant can also experience swelling and you might experience slight pain till the implant gets accustomed to your surroundings. But these conditions are very rare, and the symptoms can go away on its own.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Since the implants are technically artificial roots that are embedded in your mouth, you need to be extra careful initially post the treatment. You might be advised to eat foods that are soft and stay on a liquid diet. Also, a good healthy oral hygiene is a must as bacteria can quickly develop in the treated areas. You have to ensure that you clean the place and care for your implants just like how you would do for your own teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are mandatory.

How long does it take to recover?

It might take a week to ten days for the swelling to subsidize and post that your implants can behave normally. Dentists usually give them a time frame of at least three months so that they take root and gets accustomed to the gum cavities. You need to have regular checkups with your dentist. Once the implants have completely fallen in sync with your mouth, then the artificial tooth may be affixed.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

In India, the implants depend on the type of product you are choosing and the treatment center where you are getting the treatment. It can cost from INR 15,000 and can go up to INR 50,000. The artificial tooth/crown and the post medical expenditures can be extra.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Dental implants are made for durability. They act as an artificial root in keeping the teeth affixed. Hence they are made of finest qualities, and with proper care, dental implants can be long standing. They have an average lifespan of greater than ten years. And in some cases with proper attention, they can last a lifetime.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Bridges and denture are the other alternatives to implants. They are similar to implants but however, they are heavy and require more space in your teeth. The healing process is also time-consuming. Nowadays with technological advances, more people are opting for implants rather than bridges or dentures.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Low Recovery Time: Medium Price Range: RS. 15,000 - Rs. 50,000 and above

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Why Do Dental Implants Costs Much?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Why Do Dental Implants Costs Much?
If you ve ever had a tooth extracted, by accident or by a dentist, then you ve probably looked into your tooth replacement options, including dental implants.There s no question that implants are the best long term tooth replacement option, but the cost of the procedure can give some patients sticker shock. Many patients leave the office wondering why something as simple as a tooth replacement can cost so much. What exactly are you paying for when you get an implant First, there s the implant itself. Dental implants are made of a titanium post that s screwed into your jaw bone and designed to simulate the form and function of your tooth s natural roots. Titanium is a strong, lightweight, and long-lasting metal. When you think about something that s going to be in your mouth for a number of years, strength and durability is key. The last thing you want is to use a cheap material that won t last a lifetime and requires replacement.The other part of a dental implant is a porcelain crown that sits on top of the post and resembles your original tooth. Crowns are custom made to fit in with the rest of your teeth. It will match the shape and color of your other teeth so it blends in as seamlessly when you smile.The final dental implant cost that many people overlook is that this is a surgical procedure. Even though it may not be performed in a hospital setting, there is years of training, knowledge, and experience that go into knowing exactly where to place the dental implant. The dentist must drill into your jaw without hitting any of the major nerves and in a way that ensures that the implant integrates correctly with the jaw bone. This is a carefully planned and precise installation that may patients overlook. An implant that isn t properly placed can fail to heal with your jaw or, worse case scenario, can result in pain, discomfort, headaches, or even lost feeling in parts of your face.Additional procedures may also be needed in order to install the implant and to make sure it lasts a lifetime. Some common procedures include extraction of your original tooth and bone grafting.Long-Term Health Risks. Given these costs, it might be tempting to let your missing tooth go and not replace it with a dental implant. Doing this will cost much more over your lifetime.
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How Much Dental Implants Really Cost?

Dr. Diksha Tahilramani Batra 90% (11 ratings)
Dentist, Mumbai
How Much Dental Implants Really Cost?
The most common question that I receive these days on a social media page, an email, a phone call or even from patients I meet at a party is not what dental implants are but rather what do they cost? It s the most common assumption that both dentists and patients make that they already know what dental implants are and what they entail. The entire class on the types, benefits, indications, implications of dental implants was somehow missed and all we have is myths that are widely believed without scientific basis and customizing to your own case. This is exactly why when one hears a cost attached to this procedure they have no basis to rationalize this as cheap or expensive other than the last quote they heard or saw online. Would you decide your cardiac or neuro surgeon on the basis of his or her rate card? Deciding your dental implant procedure and specialist based on this arbitrary figure can be extremely dangerous. Here s a quick guide to factors to decide for yourself what your dental implants must cost educate and empower yourself #1 Implant type origin & make The key decision in the choice of your implant is the company, design and origin of your implant. As most products the American & European implants from global companies will be expensive for the quality and standards they represent. This is not to say that local makes are not effective but paying for something that is globally approved and available is well worth the cost. It maybe a good practice to ask your surgeon for the research that supports why the implant they re using is the best. The type of design and material of the implant also determines cost-for example tooth colored zirconia implants are more expensive than the standard titanium ones. Even your dental surgeon is limited by the type of support he receives from the implant company so choose and pay wisely based on this key factor. #2 Skill & qualifications of your surgeon Once you have a great implant the person placing it for you must have the right hands for placing it. Qualifications: When researching your dentist check his qualifications like a specialization in surgery or prosthodontics (science of replacing missing teeth) or even a specialized international degree in implants. Previous cases : You can ask your dentist for any photographs they may have done and how they turned out. Feedback: Read some testimonials of previous patients or ask for references Skill & Experience: while this is less apparent to judge the above points will prove this #3 The type of dental practice Do your research and choose a practice that is geared towards surgery and they have the necessary infrastructure and training to manage emergencies with adeqaute experience. Another important factor is how humane they are in their approach how comfortable they can make you and how painless their approach to dentistry is be it a simple cleaning or a full mouth implant surgery. #4 The complication of your case your medical & dental history If you have multiple teeth that you lost years ago and are now well into your middle or senior years with a few lifestyle diseases like diabetes or bone density issues understand that your complication level is higher than a 20 year old who needs to replace one missing tooth they lost a few months ago. The cost attached to complications must be understood and most cases will require prior preparation before implants can be placed #5 Access Make sure your final choice of dentist and practice is someone who is accessible and approachable to you even minutes or years after your surgery and not someone who just wants to make a quick buck. Ask them about follow ups. #6 Availability A common occurrence we see is patients getting implants of companies that they have no idea of this can pose a problem if something comes loose or breaks you need to know what you have in your mouth and that must have enough global reach and presence so if you were to relocate or travel you could still be treated anywhere in the world.
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The Role Of Implants In Dentistry!

Dr. Shelly 90% (102 ratings)
Dentist, Delhi
The Role Of Implants In Dentistry!
A dental implant is a titanium post which mimics the root of the tooth and it s surgically positioned into your jawbone beneath the gum line. After the implant is positioned, your dentist mounts replacement teeth or a bridge to replace a tooth or teeth that have fallen off, into that area. Implants are a very useful new way to replace teeth that have been lost due to ageing, gum disease or trauma. Benefits- The options which were earlier available to replace missing teeth were an ordinary bridge which was attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. A big advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be chipped or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth or teeth in place. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip. It gives you improved speech. An implant also is better for maintaining dental health as it does not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain. Implants also don t come loose as dentures can. Because implants fuse to the jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. This means dentures and bridges mounted to implants don t slip or shift in your mouth. This helps you eat and speak normally. This secure fit also makes the dentures and bridges mounted over implants feel more natural than bridges or dentures. Some people can t get ordinary bridges and dentures because of sore spots, poor ridges or gagging and for them, implants are a heaven send. Should you get implants? You can only get implants if you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft you may have to get a bone graft first. You should also be committed to keeping your implants healthy. For this, you should be committed to meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these will ensure the long-term success of your dental implants. Types- Two types of implants are considered safe by the American Dental Association. They are: Endosteal implants These are surgically implanted directly into your jawbone. This is followed by a second surgery to connect a post to the original implant after the surrounding gum tissue has healed. And finally, an artificial tooth or teeth is attached to the post. This can be done individually or grouped on a bridge or denture. Subperiosteal implants These consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto your jawbone. After the gums heal, the frame automatically becomes fixed to the jawbone. After these artificial teeth are mounted onto the posts, which are attached to the frame, and left to protrude through the gums just like with endosteal implants. Implants are very natural but they are expensive than other dentures or bridges, the other methods of teeth replacement.
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Tooth Implants

Dr. Sweta Shah 89% (97 ratings)
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Tooth Implants
Most amazing thing in dentistry. Tooth implant. Those patients who don't have teeth and does not want to wear dentures. They should go for tooth implant. But it has to be a good quality implants. We can put 1 teeth with implants or multiple teeth also. That is for life time. Dental implants are good for oral health as well as bone health.
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Oral Health

MDS, BDS, Diploma in Forensic Medicine
Dentist, Allahabad
Oral Health
Always go for an implant for missing tooth. Each and every tooth has its own importance.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi, I want to know the cost of dental implant. Moreover,I want to know that my tooth extracted before 2 months but there is a line in my gums. Is it heal properly? If not, What should I do that my gum heals properly?

Dr. Ishpreet Kaur 91% (39 ratings)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Gurgaon
Massage the extracted area thoroughly with ultigel cost os implant may vary ranging from 20,000 and above per tooth.

My upper jaw one premolar tooth got vertically fractured due to an accidental bite on a chicken bone, one month back. That vertical fracture had left my tooth with one half mobile and the other half fixed. I visited dentist and removed the mobile part alone. The other half is still there. While removing the mobile part, the root of the mobile part also came, leaving unable to do root canal. My Dentist suggested me to do implant. Till this day I haven't done implant. Is there any problem in keeping the fixed part permanently and not doing implant? I have no problem till now keeping it, as it is not causing any pain or disturbance.

Dr. K V Anand 93% (22428 ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dental implants are mainly used to replace a single missing tooth, which, in most cases, is a premolar or a molar tooth. Tooth decay, failed root canal treatment and cracking are some of the reasons that a tooth may be extracted. Front teeth, or incisors, are lost less frequently than molars. The primary molars are replaced by permanent premolars (also called bicuspids) and the permanent molars come in behind the primary teeth. Consult a dentist for more information. Take care.

Please send me the approximate no of visits required and cost for dental implant.

Dr. Rashmi Raghavan 90% (118 ratings)
BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi, the regular appointments required for Dental implants would be insertion of dental implants suture removal or follow up 3 months follow up crowns impression crowns cementation The cost varies depending on the implant system it may vary from 18,000 and above for implants and additional crown charges.

Hi, I have done componeer on my front three teeth if by the time it will get removed by its own what if I don't want anymore dental work to be done some doctor are giving opinion that if it will be removed it may cause tooth loss but if their will be any gum issue than it causes tooth loss enamel is still their so if it will be removed can I feel that it is safe for my lifetime.

Dr. Shefali Jain Sood 92% (823 ratings)
BDS, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Gurgaon
Componeers are usually placed after slight reduction of tooth structure. If they come out, it is adviced that you cover the tooth surface with a white fillings or componeer or veneer to avoid any future problems.

What is the average cost for dental implants in India? How many days it will take to complete?

Dr. Shefali Jain Sood 92% (823 ratings)
BDS, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Gurgaon
I will advice you to look for a seasoned implantologist who can ethically guide you with right implant options. Good quality implants start from Rs. 30000 onwards. In these, crowns are usually fixed after 3-5 months depending on fusion of implant to the bone If you have time constraint- implant prices go upto 60000 but the crown is fixed immediately within a week.

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