Dental Implants are an excellent option for replacing one or more missing teeth. You may take it as permanently replacing your natural roots with titanium roots. Implants can serve good for both purposes- as single tooth (regular implants) and as support for dentures (mini implants).
To get an implant fixed, we need to ensure that your jawbone is in good shape, and you have healthy oral tissues. This helps in the bonding between the jaw and the implant, hence giving you ever-lasting support.
The photos below show a good example implant tooth to fill a gap between teeth. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings also improve the beauty of your smile.
Implants can be used for single tooth as well as for fixed full denture. The procedure of putting single tooth implant is usually done in two stages. In first stage root part of implant is fixed, then it is allowed to integrate with the bone over a period of four to six months and then the crown part is fixed, but in certain cases it may be done immediately depending upon the bone availability and number of other factors.
In case of fixed full denture, the denture is supported on four to six mini implants in each jaw and then the denture is fixed over it at the same time.
Dental Implant FAQs
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a artificial tooth that is embedded into your jaw permanently. It replaces a decaying tooth or can replace the space for a missing tooth.
How long has dental implant technology been available and what is the success rate?
The technology has been around for decades. In fact, some patients have had dental implants for more than 40 years. Hundreds of thousands of dental implants have been inserted with more than a 90% success rate. All other metal implants in the body (including hips and knees) are the result of the dental implant technology.
What can be done for a single missing tooth?
In the case of a single missing tooth, a dental implant can be placed in the jawbone area of the missing tooth. The implant will serve as a replacement for a tooth root and an individual crown. The total apparatus is referred to as a single-tooth implant crown. Once in place, the implant crown will look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. They are cleaned and flossed just like natural teeth, and best of all, they do not require any special tools to clean around them like bridges. Although dental implants will not decay, they require impeccable oral hygiene.