Dental Implants

Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth.

Overview

Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone, on which replacement teeth are permanently secured.

Introduction

With age, degeneration of every body part takes place. The only difference is the organ that starts to degenerate. But when it comes to dental loss, we all panic. Because there is nothing as good as natural health. However, what do we do about the events that we can’t control? What is the solution to losing your tooth or multiple teeth? Dental implants it is! 
 
Dental implants are a long-term replacement for a missing tooth. They are titanium screws that are fused with the jawbone. The way dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition or strength of the jaw bone of the patient. Thus, dental implant surgery helps in getting the functions like chewing food, talking, etc. right along with a radiant smile.

 Information Capsule

Synopsis of the treatment

Dental implants made of metal are used to fit into hollow places as a replacement for roots or bridges

Length of treatment

In parts that may take as long as 6-8 months

Anesthesia

Local or depending on the graveness of the situation

Recovery

As the procedure takes place in parts, the recovery depends on each part

Alternative name

Endosseous fixture

What Is Dental Implant Surgery?

It is now D-day! Dental implant surgery or DIS as it is called is the procedure in which the titanium implants are inserted into the jawbone and the implants act as replacements for the natural teeth roots. 

Unlike other surgeries, this surgery is done in 3 stages. 

Stage 1: Osseointegration is the first step. The dentist opens the gum and places the implant in the jawbone and seals the gum. The titanium implants begin merging into the jawbone after fixation. This is called osseointegration. The recovery time of this procedure is 6 months.

Stage 2: Fixing of the support for holding the crown. The support post is called an abutment. The recovery of this procedure is 1-2 weeks. Then the dentist takes your teeth impressions to understand your bite and manufacture the artificial tooth accordingly. Meanwhile, the patient has worn a temporary crown.

Stage 3: After the recovery, the custom-made tooth is fitted on the abutment.

Dr. Sonal Deshpande advises on what care to be taken after each stage. 

What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?

Many people are skeptical about getting implants over dentures or crowns. However, with time, dental implants have shown the following benefits:

What To Expect At The Consultation?

Once you are at Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield, you have the best dentist at your service. The consultation for dental implants involves:

Am I A Good Candidate for dental implant surgery?

How Is The Recovery?

Dr. Sonal Deshpande suggests a recovery period after every stage of surgery.

Phase 1 recovery: Once the implants are fixed into your jawbone, the recovery takes around 6-8 months depending on the individual and immunity. The patient is advised to follow certain instructions until the swelling recedes.

Phase 2 recovery: This recovery period is after the support is fixed on the implant. The support is called abutment. The period is around 1-3 weeks long.

Phase 3: After you get your custom-made crowns, they are put directly and there is no specific recovery period after that.

 What Are The Risks Associated With The Treatment?

Although dental implant surgery has a huge success rate, it can have challenges or failures at times. Let’s see what could be the potential risks of undergoing this procedure.

Dr. Sonal Deshpande takes care to prevent such risks. However if you experience any of the above conditions, consult the dentist immediately.

What Is The Cost Of The Treatment?

The cost of the procedure depends on the type of implant you are going to fit. Dr. Sonal Deshpande after a thorough study of the individual’s case suggests which implants to fit.

There are three types of costs incurred:

The cost of a custom-made crown is generally higher. The cost of surgery will also go higher because it is labor. Depending on the case, Dr. Sonal Deshpande will discuss and finalize the costs with you.

Because dental implants are a permanent solution & don’t need to be adjusted, refitted, or replaced, they are often more cost-effective in the long run than bridges or dentures. We understand that many patients have concerns about the cost of dental implants, & while the initial cost may seem high, having a permanent replacement for your teeth may ultimately mean you pay less for dental care in the future. Dental implants can help prevent future dental problems, especially the gradual bone loss in the jaw associated with missing teeth. Dental implants are a great investment in the long-term health of your smile. If you are interested in dental implants but have concerns about the cost, we encourage you to talk to us about your financial options.

Dr. Sonal Deshpande
Dr. Sonal Deshpande, DDS

About Dr. Sonal Deshpande

Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal oral health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a careful listener and will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.

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