Dental implants are screw-like metal structures, surgically placed on the jawbone. It is used to replace missing teeth and it acts as an anchor to the overlying crown.

    Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth. Missing tooth leads to the following problems:

     

    • The gap from a missing tooth causes the neighbouring tooth to fill the gap by gradually moving out of its place
    • The adjacent tooth begins tilting towards the empty space.
    • The bone reduces in height and density as the tooth acts as an anchor for the underlying bone

Implants

With age or unforeseen incidents, it is possible to lose all teeth. Dentures are generally provided to help with chewing food and maintaining normal speech. Eventually, dentures lose their stability, making routine activities difficult. Dentures supported by implants work better than regular implants and can last a lifetime with proper care and management.

Implants are placed on the bone and allowed to heal for three months. In the healing period, the bone around the implant grows and gets fused with the implant and gives it trusted stability.

    • The dental implant fuses with the bone, and gives a natural appearance
    • Dentures supported by implants provide a better speech, avoiding slurring caused by feebly fitted regular dentures
    • Dentures supported by implants make chewing easy, in comparison to sliding dentures
    • Implants do not require grinding down or reduction of other teeth and hence serves as a viable and conservative approach to replace a missing tooth
    • The success rate of implants is 98%
    • Implants eliminate the inconvenience of removable dentures