Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that are used to counter tooth loss. The procedure is categorized as a form ofprosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, though it also falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry as well.
Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.
Strong, durable and natural in appearance, implants are among the most successful dental procedures performed.
Are You a Dental Implant Candidate?
Now that you know what an implant costs, it’s time to determine if you are a candidate.
First, seek the advice of a dentist trained in implants, crowns and/or surgery . Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive oral health examination and patient history to evaluate candidacy.
Ask about the extent of your dentist’s training. Since implantation is a type of oral surgery, it is important to ensure that your dentist has the experience and training required for this sensitive procedure.
Dental implantation, which is performed to replace missing teeth, can be done any time after adolescence or when bone growth is complete. Certain medical conditions, such as active diabetes, cancer or periodontal disease, may require additional treatment before the implant procedure can be performed.
Also, to determine candidacy for a dental implant, your dentist must evaluate bone density and quantity. In some cases where bone loss has occurred due to periodontal disease, implants may not be advised. In certain cases, bone grafting can be derived from your bone, a synthetic bone or a bovine bone to provide the right support for the implant, but your dentist will need to determine if you qualify for these procedures.
Implants offer a permanent esthetic solution to missing teeth.
Please note that a higher implant failure rate occurs in people who take immuno-suppressants and in smokers. You should also be aware that there are over 60 different implant companies. Therefore, if you have an implant procedure done by one dentist but go to a different dentist for a repair, that new dentist may have limited experience with or may not have access to the implants used by the previous dentist.
Ivory Dental Clinic (IDC) is a centre for specialty dental treatments, where we provide full mouth rehabilitation with ongoing follow-up care. IDC takes pride in its position as one of its kind in New Delhi for providing comprehensive Implant Treatment and Lingual Orthodontics. IDC's other areas of specialization are Pediatric dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry, Orthodontia and providing Emergency Dental Care.