Step By Step Guide Divulging The Procedure of Dental Implant
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A step by step guide divulging the procedure of dental implant placement

A step by step guide divulging the procedure of dental implant placement

DENTAL IMPLANT

A step by step guide divulging the procedure of dental implant placement

Are you worried about the missing tooth you lost due to injury, decay or other oral health issues and are now searching treatment options for its replacement?
Let us introduce you to the best replacement option you can have for your missing tooth: The Dental Implant, a durable natural looking solution for a beautiful functional smile.

What are dental implants?


A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that provides a secure base on which the tooth-like crown is placed for replacement of your natural tooth.

STEPS DURING DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT PROCEDURE:

  • Consultation: Implantologist will assess your health and discuss the treatment goals
     
  • Treatment Planning: Dentists will then create a personalized treatment plan.
     
  • Jawbone preparation: (if required) a bone grafting procedure may be done.
     
  • Implant placement: Implant made of biocompatible material is gently placed in the small hole drilled into your bone.
     
  • Osseointegration: Process in which the implant fuses with your bone.
     
  • Abutment placement: A small connector made of metal called an abutment will be placed on your implant.
     
  • Final restoration: Final crown is attached.
     
  • The post procedure care: To maintain proper implant care your dentist will explain you post procedure care.
     

Curious to know what dental implants look like?

Here's an insight into dental implants for you:

It is an artificial tooth root, a substitution for your tooth’s original missing root that provides a secure base on which a tooth-like crown resembling your natural tooth’s crown is placed. It is a three part structure from the root up to the crown.

PARTS OF A DENTAL IMPLANT:

It consists of 3 main elements- the root, the abutment (connector) and the crown.
 

  • THE ROOT: This is the part of dental implant that your dentist inserts in your jawbone and is the component that promotes healthy blood circulation. This root comes in several designs but is usually tapered or carrot-shaped.

  • THE ABUTMENT: Following the placement of root comes the abutment; it is a small piece that acts as a junction where the root and crown of your dental implant connects.

  • THE CROWN: Last element is the crown which is the prosthetic part that looks like your natural teeth.

THE COMPLETE PROCEDURE OF DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT:

Implant procedure has slight variations depending on whether it is a single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement or replacements of teeth in a patient who has long lived with no teeth and is now seeking solutions so that he can chew on food better.


1.Consultation:During this an experienced implantologist will assess your health and discuss the treatment goals with you. With the advancement in the computer-guided treatment options the recent technologies are then used to evaluate your teeth through 3D scans and x rays. This will help the dentist to thoroughly understand your teeth and jaws with enhanced precision.

2.Treatment planning: Once done with the evaluation the dentist will now create a personalized treatment plan which will include the number of implants needed, condition of jawbone and your oral health.

3.Jawbone preparation: (if required) A bone grafting procedure may be done in case there’s a need to restore your jawbone for a proper implant placement. This is just a minimal invasive procedure.

4.Implant placement: The first visit: On your first visit to the implantologist a small cut will be made in your gum tissue to expose the underlying bone. There will be no pain as your implantologist will numb the area of implant placement with a local anesthetic. Then a small hole is drilled into the bone. The implant made of biocompatible material is then gently placed in the drilled hole. Sutures are placed to secure the tissue in place and speed up the healing process. Thereafter, simple and easy post implant precautions will be told to you and medications will be prescribed.

5. Osseointegration: Then there comes a process in which the implant fuses with your bone, this process is known as osseointegration. It takes a few months for completion of this phase. The bone around the implant grows and provides a stable foundation for the future placements of your crown.

6.Abutment placement: The second visit: On your second visit a connector made of metal called abutment will be placed on your implant. Once osseointegration is complete, a small cut is made on gum tissue after numbing the area to expose the implant and then the abutment is attached to the implant.

7.Final restoration:The third visit: On your third visit after the complete healing of the area of your abutment placement which can take about 5 to 7 days depending on the pace at which your body heals the final restoration is attached. With our in-house milling we offer you convenient and easy fabrication for your dental crown and bridges.

8.The post procedure care: After the implant placement it is important for you to maintain good oral hygiene and follow post procedure care as explained by the dentist. With practicing some simple daily oral hygiene activities like twice brushing, flossing after meals you can help increase longevity of your dental implants. Don’t forget your regular dental check-ups which help you get regular updates on your oral health.


Have you ever wondered about the difficulties that you may face due to a missing tooth ? And the solutions a dental implant provides?

Before exploring the benefits of dental implants let us first understand the difficulties that you may face due to a missing tooth and the solutions you may seek.

PROBLEMS WITH MISSING TOOTH:

  1. Difficulty chewing food.
  2. Disturbed alignment of teeth.
  3. Changes in bite causing increased pressure on the adjacent tooth leading to further dental issues.
  4. Alters the height of the bone in the region of tooth loss.
  5. Impact on confidence.
  6. Problems with speech.

SOLUTIONS THAT YOU CAN SEEK FOR THE ABOVE MENTIONED PROBLEMS:

1.Difficulty chewing food:

By replacing the missing tooth dental implants allow you to bite, chew just like your natural tooth.

2.Disturbed alignment of teeth:


When you lose a tooth, you should seek its replacement. This is because after a while the neighboring teeth will migrate closer to one another in an attempt to close the gap. So over time, your natural alignment will shift causing more dental issues. Dental implants help restore your missing tooth and keep your teeth properly aligned.

3.Changes in bite causing increased pressure on the adjacent tooth:

Your teeth are naturally aligned in a way that their points of contact with upper and lower teeth are well balanced. But after a tooth is lost and is not replaced; there comes change in the way your teeth contact which in turn causes changes in the pressure caused due to new formed contacts leading to further dental issues. Therefore, opting for dental implants as your lost tooth’s replacement option is the best decision for the overall health of your teeth.

4.Loss of tooth alters the height of the bone in the region of tooth loss:

Dental implants encourage circulation around the jaw bone and this in turn strengthens the tissue in the area. Due to tooth loss and consequent absence of the root, the area lacks elements that apply pressure and stimulate circulation. Over time the decreased blood flow reflects on the jaw through loss in density of bone. Therefore, dental implants preserve the bone in the area from wearing down.

5.Impact on confidence:

As dental implants provide close resemblance to your natural teeth, they are the best alternatives for aesthetic replacement of your missing teeth. This restores not only your lost tooth but also your losing confidence.

6. Problems with speech:

Loss of teeth may cause distortion in the way you pronounce certain words. Replacing those lost teeth with dental implants help you regain the correct pronunciation with clarity in words.

Still in doubt! Worried about whether or not dental implants are safe?

Dental implants feel completely comfortable and safe. As they are made of medical grade titanium they fuse naturally with your jawbone over time. This creates a strong anchor for your custom-made artificial tooth or teeth and eliminates the risk of slippage or other movement that occurs with other tooth replacements.

With our team of professionals we at realtooth provide best care to you during your treatment with us. With follow-up reminders for routine implant check-ups we make sure that you are comforted at every step of your implant journey with us.

How much does a dental implant cost?

The cost of dental implants vary depending upon the number of teeth being replaced and type of implant used. We have many different types of dental implant options at Realtooth that best suit your needs. Such as,

  • Straumann BLX implant system
  • Zimmer implant system
  • Nobel Biocare implant system
  • Ankylos implants by Dentsply Sirona
  • Osstem implant system
  • Cowellmedi implant system
  • i-Fix implant system
  • Equinox implant system

“Dental implants are a reliable and durable replacement for your missing teeth”

Hope this step-by-step guide helps you understand the process better so that you can make good decisions for your oral health. These teeth restored with dental implants will not only help you eat better but also make you smile more confident.

If you have missing teeth and are looking for solutions for a beautiful, functional smile visit us at Realtooth for the best care with the latest technologies. Because your smile deserves our highest attention.

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