What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium alloy implants that are anchored into the jawbone Titanium alloy is the material that is used in joint replacement procedures (knee and hips). It's strong lightweight and has been proven safe Who is a candidate for dental implants? You may be a candidate for dental implants IF:
- You are missing one tooth or more
- You are wearing a full or partial denture/loose dentures
- You have problems with existing crowns or bridges
Benefits of dental implants
- Avoids grinding down healthy teeth for conventional bridgework
- Avoids bone loss and gum recession associated with tooth loss
- Makes dentures secure
- Improves speech
- Helps promote long-term facial integrity.
Can I still eat my favorite foods with implants? Yes implants are remarkably strong so you can eat and enjoy what ever you like. They restore proper chewing, leading to a better diet and improved health. Everything from apples to deep-fried anything. Do implant procedure cause much pain? Relax. In most cases these procedures produce very little, if any, discomfort. In fact many patients do not have to use any painkiller. The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. Leading dental organizations consider dental implants the "standard of care" for the replacement of missing teeth. As a patient it is imperative that your dentist uses a clinically proven implant system. The requirements for enquirey about dental implants . If you want to enquire about dental implants please provide the following information along with your enquiry.
- Age and gender of the patient.
- The location of the missing tooth or teeth (for example upper left back tooth.)
- When was the tooth/teeth removed.
- Medical history- presence of any medical condition like diabetes, blood disorders, cardiac history and any medication you are currently taking.
- An IOPA x-ray of the tooth in question or the missing tooth region or an OPG (STANDARD PANORAMIC VIEW) of the jaws or a CT SCAN (DENTA SCAN) of the jaws to assess the bone. The CT SCAN and digital version of the IOPA x-ray or OPG can be directly forwarded to the e mail. If it is analogue version the X-rays can be kept against the light and a photograph can be taken and sent by e mail.