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The Truth About Dental Implants

The Truth About Dental Implants

Do you hesitate to smile opening because of your missing teeth? Don’t worry! It can be treated by using a simple technique available in the dentistry world called dental implants. A dental implant is a physical structure used to fix artificial teeth instead of your missing teeth. As a result, tooth replacement has now become easy these days.

By the end of this article, you will get the answers of the following questions: 

Are dental implants safe?
Can everyone get dental implants?

But, before jumping deeper; it is important to know what dental implants are.

What are dental implants?

A surgical component is used as a replacement of your natural teeth if it’s missed or broken, with three components: crown, abutment, and screw-like root (post). In simple terms, it’s a replacement or substitute for missing or broken teeth. This dental implant technique was brought to light by a Swedish orthopaedic doctor Per-Ingvar Branemark in the year of 1952.

Facts or Truth about dental implants

You might have seen many advertisements like “Dental implant at the cheapest rate.” “Implant in a single sitting is durable for the lifelong.”  How many percentages of truth exist in it? Also, Are dental implants 100% safe? Are they painless? Do they really last for a lifetime? How long do the other options for tooth replacement last? What all you need to know about, you will get it here in this blog. Keep scrolling to uncover its every truth.

  • While talking about implant price, it is very uncertain depending upon factors like geographical area, hospital type, doctor’s experience or degree. However, an average price ranges between INR 15,000 to INR 50,000.
  • Talking about its durability, the dental implant can last above 25 years. But the implants will last for 25 years only if it is maintained properly by the patient, and visiting the dentist regularly (after every 6-months) for check-ups. 
  • Other options than dental implants like crown last for 5-15 years. Comparatively, other options are less durable than dental implants.
  • The dentist administers anaesthesia before they start with the procedure. therefore, the procedure is painless. 
  • Dental implants are the strongest option compared to the other options like removing dental appliances or a fixed bridge.
  • Taking care of implants is much easier.
  • Comparatively, low maintenance is required than the other alternatives of dental implant.
  • Better than the other options.
  • A dental implant is one of the safest options for replacing missing teeth if ignored by a few complications.

Are dental implants safe?

Dental implants are artificial replacements for natural teeth which are similar in terms of both morphology and functions.

Dental implants are safe, however, it needs some precautions as advised by the dental surgeon. If you properly take care of your implanted teeth, it will last long without side effects. That is why this technique is regarded as one of the safest options for missing or broken teeth.

Let’s understand the basic structure of dental implants.

While talking about the basic structure of dental implants, it has mainly two components:

  • Screw and
  • Cap

Screw: The screw is the root part made up of titanium, a biocompatible element commonly used in surgeries like joint replacements.

Cap: The cap part of the implant is composed of biocompatible ceramic material that is mostly used to design crowns or bridges.

In this way, the structure of a dental implant ensures its safety and security point of view. And the experts claim that it is safe in more than 95% of cases. However, there may be complications in its surgical operations that are listed below.

  • Bleeding for a long time
  • Damage of nerve
  • Adjacent teeth damage
  • Fracture in Jaw
  • There may be some delay in the healing of the wound.
  • Infection may occur

Tooth Replacement

You can go for the tooth replacement when the teeth are brutally damaged in an accident or completely broken down.

For this, there are some options in dentistry like:

  • Removable dental appliance 
  • A fixed dental bridge, or
  • Dental implants

Can everyone get dental implants?

Yes! Anyone can choose the option of dental implants as per the consultants of the dental surgeon as there are no age factors. The dentist would advise you on the surgery & the type of dental implants you should go for. For example, if the patient doesn’t have strong bones can go for the other option like zygomatic implants. 

To Sum Up

Dental implants are one of the suitable options for teeth replacement. However, if you are a chain smoker or have a chronic disorder history, you may face some more issues compared to the normal individual. You must consult the dentist’s surgeon if you have any issues regarding it.

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Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande is a BDS & MDS in teeth replacement and implantology (prosthodontics). He has been practicing as an implantologist, smile designer & consultant in Bandra and Mira Bhayandar.

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