What are Implants?
These are inserts in the jaw which replace natural teeth and allow the person to function as with natural teeth.
Why replace a lost tooth?
Upon loss of a tooth the surrounding bone and gums start to shrink away day after day until an implant is placed. Implants are completely biocompatible without any risk of allergy or rejection or adverse reaction to the material.
Advantages over traditional methods of replacement?
They don’t touch or involve the neighbouring teeth thus don’t depend on their integrity. They can tolerate upto 3 times the chewing force compared to natural teeth. They are secured firmly into the jaw structure thereby restoring functional and esthetic confidence of the patient to pretreatment levels.
How will dental implants help?
Dental implants help maintain jaw bones in their pristine health like with natural teeth & provide a more stable and natural feeling than loose dentures. You will be able to eat virtually any food with ease, comfort, and confidence. you will notice an improvement in your appearance, and possibly your speech. Many patients find these improvements enhance their self-image and self-confidence.
What does it entail?
Implants today are a completely painless procedure and can even be done at the same sitting as tooth removal. The teeth can be connected onto the implants the very same day in many cases thus restoring esthetics and function almost immediately. There are no absolute medical contraindications for an implant.
Are they costly?
An implant is meant to last for a minimum of 25-30 years, so if we look at the cost as $ 800 spent on an implant the daily expenditure works out to less than $ 1 a day which we can spare to keep aside for the betterment of our own life.