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Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most natural looking and natural feeling replacement for missing teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants don’t slip or click when you talk or eat. They allow preservation of your gum and bone tissue and prevent any damage to your adjacent teeth. They help keep your jaw healthy so that your facial structure stays pristine.

Dr. Husain Harianawala- Oral Implantologist and Prosthodontist Trained at University of Florida , ITI (International Team for Implantology) Scholar.
  • Stages:

    Single stage: Implants are placed and the final crowns are given the very same visit. This may be done if the quality of bone is adequate in quantity and quality.

    Two Stage: The implants are placed and a TEMPORARY fixed or removable set of teeth are given to the patient immediately after the implant placement, that very same day, for a healing period of 1- 4 months. Final crowns are given to the patient after the patient has healed completely. This type of treatment allows you to easily maintain your teeth, improving the longevity of the teeth in your mouth and your quality of life.

    Fixed teeth:
    The teeth above the implants are designed in such a way that they are fixed for the patient, yet retrievable by the dentist for maintenance purposes. These fixed teeth are conventionally screw retained which means they can be unscrewed by the dentist for repair and maintenance whenever required. It is similar to wheels of car which are fixed using nuts and bolts as opposed to a fixed bridge which is like tires welded to the axle. And we all know that something as simple as a flat tyre can make servicing very complicated and expensive.

    Advantages: -Less cost than conventional full mouth implants.
    -Long lasting solution.
    -Implants and artificial teeth don't deteriorate because of dental decay.
    -You can enjoy your favorite foods without any restrictions (Roasted Almonds, Peanuts etc.)

  • With painless anesthetic and sedation techniques available at the time of treatment and helpful instructions for home care, many people report that they feel better than anticipated. Often, they return to work and daily activities on the same day or the next day. While there may be some discomfort and bruising, this typically lasts only a short time.

  • Dental implants are sophisticated dental devices that must be placed carefully to minimize complications or implant failure. For the best results, it is important that you choose a dental implant expert who has the proper education, training and competence in implant dentistry. Remember one thing- A dental implant done wrong is very hard or almost impossible to correct. If done wrong it works out to be more expensive, involving more extensive procedures than the cost of a good dental implant done right at the first attempt.

  • The cost of implant treatment depends on many individual factors including:

    • The number of teeth that need to be replaced and the type of artificial teeth that will be used by implants.
    • The type of implant(s) that will be appropriate:
    • The need for any Bone Grafting procedures
    Overall, considering the return for the investment that you’ll get from securing a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile, the cost is justified.

  • There are over 450 dental implant manufacturing companies in the world. However, only the top 5 Brands make for 95% of the implant sales in the world. The significance of these numbers is that when you get an implant in your jaw today if that company shuts down 5 or 10 years from today. There is a chance that your implant may need some form of maintenance for which we may need certain components to address an issue in the future. If those parts cannot be made available, it may lead to the implant in your mouth being deemed a liability thus needing bigger surgery to replace that implant or may need to be buried in the bone and not used anymore.

    The top few brands are carrying out tremendous amounts of research and development to improve the vast number of features a tiny little dental implant has. This increases predictability and success rates.

  • No! Dental Implants do not cause cancer.

  • Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not susceptible to dental decay; however, the health of the gums is vital to maintaining lasting implant success. There are 2 aspects to the longevity of your dental implants.

    • The clinician has to place the Dental implants right and the teeth over the implants have to be designed right
    • Conscientious home care by the patient and regular professional cleanings and check-ups are essential elements for dental implant sustainability.

    We have followed up patients having uneventful dental implants for up to 30 years.

  • Dental implants have an extremely high success rate and if properly placed by an expert implantologist, it definitely increases the odds that guarantee success.

    There are two types of implant failure.

    Immediate implant failure- Failure of the dental implant 4-90 days after implant placement. This could be because of a number of reasons but the most common and the most preventable are infection and bone loss. It’s also possible that the implant may fail to osseo-integrate with your jawbone. At our Clinic, we have a 99.8% success with dental implants

    Delayed implant failure. This is also known as Peri implantitis- a kind of infection that forms around the implant and the gums. This is usually due to poor dental hygiene maintenance after an implant placement.

  • Treatment time varies from patient to patient depending on quality and quantity of available bone to place the implant. Dental implants can be placed within one day. Typically, you will have some type of temporary teeth until your implants integrate with the bone. However, It is important to consult your implantologist and plan your trip accordingly.

  • Dental implants are contraindicated in:

    • Patients receiving i.v. bisphosphonate therapy
    • Patients afflicted by blood disorders
    • Immunocompromised or immunosuppressed patients.
  • Mini dental implants are small sized dental implants. They are not an alternative to traditional dental implants unlike popular belief. They are typically used in situations where a smaller implant is needed to fit into a narrow location.

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