A dental implant is a great way to improve your smile…

Dental implants are artificial tooth root similar to a metal screw placed into the jaw bone to hold artificial tooth or teeth. They are a treatment option for individuals who have lost tooth or teeth due to decay, gum disease or injury.

Over a period of approximately 3-6 months, the jawbone that surrounds the implant grows and holds the screw securely in place. An artificial tooth is placed on the screw to complete the procedure. Implant supported teeth looks and feels almost like natural teeth.

Benefits of dental implants

Replica to natural teeth

They look like and feel like natural teeth because they are embedded into the jawbone.

Functions like natural teeth

They function like natural teeth, making chewing food as efficient as natural teeth.

Lasts lifelong

With good oral hygiene and care, implants can stay life long without any complications.

Prevents bone loss

Bone in missing space tends to wear out and thin over a period of time. Implants prevent the bone loss in the region where tooth is missing.

Makes speech clear and better

Dental implants make speech better unlike removable dentures that interfere with normal speech.

No removal and cleaning required

Implant teeth are permanently fixed therefore do not require removal for cleaning and maintenance like dentures.

No adjacent teeth support required

Avoids the need for support and reshaping of adjacent teeth unlike traditional bridges.

Maintains facial esthetics

Leaving missing teeth unattended causes bone loss and structural changes in persons face and smile. This can be prevented by timely placement of implants.

FAQs about dental implant

An individual with good oral health and sufficient bone thickness is considered ideal for the treatment. Our implantologists will assess the presence of sufficient bone for the implant to be placed with 3D dental X-rays. Individuals with poor oral health, gum diseases, or medical conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, can hamper the bone density and may not be an ideal candidate for dental implants.

The surgery is carried out under local anesthesia or sedation. Therefore, implant placement would not be painful. However, after the implant is placed, you may feel some discomfort for a day or two, that could be managed with medications.

The cost of dental implants depends on factors like the number of teeth to be replaced, type of implant to be placed, the type of crown to be placed, and the requirement of procedures like bone grafting.

Dental implants may cost higher than other restorative treatments considering the quality of materials used, surgical expenses and expertise of the dentist performing the procedure.

Dental implant placement is a minor surgical procedure similar to a tooth extraction and is done at our clinic with high precision to ensure minimum pain and discomfort after surgery. You could go back to normal life the day after your surgery.

Implants should be cared for like natural teeth. Brushing and flossing twice a day to keep the restored teeth free from bacteria, food lodgement and deposit build up would be sufficient. Scheduling yearly appointments with our implantologist helps us check for any defects.

Alternative treatments to replace missing teeth other than dental implants are dentures and dental bridges. Our dentist at Arihant, Bhopal, can discuss these thoroughly with you.

Dental implants are a durable and permanent treatment option. They are closest to your natural teeth since they are embedded into the bone. Dentures although a common treatment in dentistry requires more care and maintenance than implant dentures.