A dental implant is a process in which a new tooth (crown), bridge or denture needs to place when a patient has lost the tooth.
Endosteal (in the bone): A surgical titanium component is used. Implant is done by placing inside the jaw, then this implant support crown or bridge. It acts as like root of tooth is usually in the shape of a screw.
When this treatment is required:
If a patient has lost a tooth this procedure can opted. But for this treatment, patient jaw bones must be strong enough also gums should be healthy.
Jaw bone loss is common with aged & calcium deficient patient.
Local anesthesia is given while surgery is performed so no pain is felt at the moment, later patient can feel some discomfort, follow doctor medication for relief.
It lasts for 10 to 15 years can be extended if the patient follow proper oral hygiene.
Yes! The objective of treatment is that patient can enjoy experience in the same way he used to do with natural teeth. But do start eating hard food immediately after surgery. (Consult with your doctor).
It takes approx 5 weeks to 6 months depending on the patient's conditions.