Have you lost a tooth or more to a dental cavity or any other reason? Consult Dr. Suhrab Singh in Noida for figuring out the right prosthetic for you.
Why do people need a dental implant?
You might have lost a tooth or 2 for some reason associated with infection due to cavity or break by impact.
Lack of tooth is not only bothersome to look at but you will feel uncomfortable all the time.
Chewing will become difficult if left untreated. but that is not all that happens if you lose a tooth.
What happens is that the nearby teeth start shifting since there is space available.
This leads to an increase in the gap between all your teeth.
The answer to solve this problem is to go for a prosthetic tooth.
Conventional prosthetics include denture and bridges.
But recent advancement in technology and research has come up with dental implants.
Dr. Suhrab Singh carries out this procedure of dental implant in Noida.
This technology mimics our original tooth structure of roots that hold the tooth firmly in the jawbone.
In this article, we will learn about
- dental implant procedures,
- whether you are the right candidate for it,
- the healing process, and the risks associated with dental implants.
Dr. Suhrab Singh explains the process during consultation.
So let’s get to know about the first query that you have in your mind:-
What is the process of Dental Implant?
After every step in this procedure, it takes almost a month for the bone and tissues to heal. you should know that it is a lengthy process with many sittings.
- Step 1. Removing the damaged tooth.
- Step 2. Preparing the jawbone for a graft.
- Step 3. Dental implant placement.
- Step 4. Allowing the bone to grow around the implant to get a good grip.
- Step 5. Placing the abutment.
- Step 6. Placing the artificial tooth.
So, we all know what removal of a tooth is.
Let’s know about the rest of the steps in brief.
- Jawbone grafting.
If your jawbone is not of superior strength and density, the surgeon grafts a bone into your jaw. This is because the action of chewing exerts pressure on your bone. If your bone is not good enough to take the pressure, it will fail to support the implant. So, a bone graft fortifies the implant.
The doctor may opt to use your own bone taken from some other location in your body or a synthetic bone graft. Again, it depends on the condition of your bone health.
It takes months for the graft to heal.
- Placing the implant.
During this procedure, the surgeon cuts open your gum to access the bone. He drills holes into the bone and places a dental implant metal post deep into the bone. Again, there will be a gap of weeks to months to allow the bone to regrow around the dental implant post.
So, you still don’t have an artificial tooth in place, and the gap is filled with a temporary denture.
You will not be able actually to chew on anything hard for quite some time.
- Placing the abutment.
Once the bone has grown well around your implant, another surgery is performed to place the abutment.
The surgeon makes an incision in your gum to access the dental implant post and attaches the abutment. The gum tissue is then closed, leaving the abutment exposed.
It takes another 2 weeks for the gums to heal. After that the process of placing the artificial tooth starts.
- Choosing your prosthetic tooth.
Once your gum heals, the surgeon takes an impression of your mouth to make a cast. this cast helps in preparing your artificial tooth.
Your option of choosing the prosthetic tooth is between the removable one and the fixed one.
The removable one is like a conventional denture. It contains the artificial tooth surrounded by pink plastic gum. It is mounted on a metal frame that is attached to the implant abutment. The denture snaps right in place.
The fixed type has an artificial tooth that is screwed or cemented on its implant abutment.
It is removable at the time of sleeping and cleaning.
One implant can support a bridge of many teeth.
You may come across the following complications post your implant surgery.:
- Swelling of gums and face.
- Bruised skin and gums.
- Medicine can take care of all these complications.
- But some risks are more significant than the ones mentioned above.
- It includes: –
- infection at the implant,
- nerve damage,
- and sinus trouble if the implant in the upper jaw has protruded into the sinus cavity.
Are you the right candidate for the implant?
You now know the process of dental implant. So now it is up to you to make a choice between and implant and a conventional denture or bridge.
But it is also the doctor who will decide if he wants you to undergo the procedure. It depends on your bone health and any other underlying medical condition.