Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here some of the top FAQs with respect to the dental implants and its treatment that are raised by the patients in common. Have a read:
Dr. Shilpi Basu
BDS, Coorg Karnataka
(10 Year Experience)
Member of Indian Dental association (IDA)
Dental Implant FAQ
A dental implant is a prosthesis that is used for the purpose of the replacement of the teeth. Normally, it is a small titanium fixture or dental post that is inserted into the jawbone. On top of it, a dental crown or a cap is fixed. Some other options for the capping include dental bridges, or a partial or full denture. However, the best feature offered by the dental implant is that is highly reliable, durable and appears totally natural as the appearance of the real tooth.
Almost anyone who might be having a missing or completely damaged tooth can go for the effective dental replacement or restoration with the help of the dental implants. The dental implants can help in the effective replacement and restoration of the single tooth, multiple teeth or even the complete teeth makeover.
Whenever there is a loss of a single tooth or even multiple teeth due to decay, damage or due to some accident; then there is no need to worry as the dental implant treatments can effectively restore the lost tooth or teeth. The best benefit offered by the dental implants is that they last a lifetime and can be used to enhance the overall facial appearance of an individual. With the use of the dental implants, the individuals can smile all over again and this can boost their overall confidence. The dental implants are usually made of the titanium that does not decay easily. Another great advantage of the dental implants is that they appear completely natural and do not give the feeling that some dental treatment has been undertaken.
Like any dental surgery or treatment, the patients can suffer some minor infection, pain and inflammation on the affected area. However, your prosthodontist will discuss all the possible steps that you can take after the dental implant treatment to reduce the risk of any infection or pain. In addition to this, if there is no current availability of the bone for the placement of the implant, then the gum and bone grafting treatment might also be required. This might scale up the expenses to some extent.
With the presence of the advanced technology and innovation in the dentistry, the overall cost of the replacement of the single tooth with the help of the dental implant is almost similar to the replacement of the same with the help of the fixed dental bridges. You can discuss the overall cost and the negotiations if any with your concerned dental surgeon such that it turns out to be highly affordable for you.