If I lose a tooth, what are the best options for treatment?The treatment options for loss of a tooth are either a dental implant,a dental bridge or a removable denture..
Can anyone have dental implants?Dental Implants are commonly used for healthy adults and seldom for children. It is best recommended for persons above 21 years of age who have attained full fledged bone growth.
Why a Dental Implant?Dental implants offer a tooth replacement having an effect of tooth in the tooth’s place making it as natural as possible providing excellent function and esthetics .The greater advantage of conservation of surrounding tooth structures making it a non invasive procedure through conservation and the preservation of bone structure once it is placed are far more advantageous to other tooth replacement options.
What other alternatives can I have instead of dental implants as an alternative to tooth replacement?From the comfort point we can opt out of removable prosthesis (dentures)which is the least comfortable. Fixed tooth replacements like bridges made of new generation ceramics having good strength and color stability, has made great headways into the dental arena.The latest materials like the metal free ceramics having zirconia and other CAD/CAM ceramics has revolutionized dentistry with better function and cosmetic benefits.The cosmetic benefits gained are by replicating the natural tooth color and maintaining a life long color stability.
Where would an implant be better of in comparison to a bridge?A bridge work entitles the usage of adjacent tooth support whereby grinding off some enamel is solicited making it an invasive procedure.In the case of an implant no adjacent support is needed from any tooth making it non invasive as well as preserving the natural structure of the adjacent teeth.
Which implant system should I chose?Right now there are hundreds of implant systems in the market .Chose a system termed as ‘superior’ whereby it has a market presence for more than 20 years.It should have a FDA and ADA clearance for sale coupled with a quality certification.Such superior implants are supported by a warranty by the company.
How do dental implants compare with dentures?Dentures are made accurately to fit an individual´s mouth. However, even with these advances, many patients still suffer from denture pain, denture slippage and discomfort since it not fixed. This is especially true for those individuals with a full set of lower dentures.
Dental implant teeth are very strong because it is directly anchored in the jawbones, just like real teeth. Unlike conventional dentures, there is no problem with slippage, which means that you can eat and speak with comfort and confidence.
Dentures cover large areas of the mouth and taste buds. This makes eating less enjoyable and food tastes less tasty. Implant teeth can be made with less material, which allows less coverage on the oral tissue, like the roof of the mouth. Many patients reported increased taste enjoyment of food.
How would my dental implant look?An implant looks just like a natural teeth
Are dental implants for life?Scientific data of studies from various institutions from early 60’s have shown approximately a 95% success rate for dental implants.
Do implant procedures hurt?Nowadays implant procedures are painless. Under a little local anesthesia, occasionally in combination with a mild general anesthetic (called sedation), the procedures are carried out pain free. However, it is essential to take the medicine we prescribe for you during the post-treatment period, which ensures painless recovery.
Most of our patients can get back to normal daily activities on the same day. Some may choose to take it easy for a day or two – it is a matter of personal choice.
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