A dental implant is a substitute of your missing tooth placed in the jaw bone to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, or a full complement of teeth that look feel function exactly like your natural teeth.
In simple words, the dental implant is an artificial, tooth root substitute. Today, dental implants are the best solution when it comes to restoring the function, aesthetics and stability of your lost tooth that can last a lifetime.
Various studies and data analysis reveal that the average human loses at least 8-9 teeth during their lifespan. The loss of these teeth may be due to caries, periodontal disease, accidents, failed root canals and so on.
The absence of multiple teeth can lead to a variety of problems, which include the obvious difficulties in chewing and speech, and the presence of an ugly gap which may leadto a compromised social life. Clinically too, the absence of a natural tooth leads to resorption or basically loss of the surrounding jaw bone. All these issues can be simply addressed with a single, efficient, long term treatment modality: Dental Implants.
Given the several reasons for loss of teeth as well as their undesirable sequelae, we at World-Dent believe that it is our duty to restore those missing teeth and restore your function, comfort and confidence while also maintaining normal bone levels and a harmonious environment in your oral cavity.
The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called “osseointegration” where the implant material, such as titanium, forms an intimate bond and integrates with the underlying jaw bone. The implant post is first placed, left to osseointegrate, followed by placement of an abutment, on top of which a dental prosthesisis cemented, after 2-3 months.
Needless to say, dental implants do not merely help restore your missing teeth. Then how more do you stand to gain?
Well, replacement of missing teeth means added efficiency in chewing, increased comfort and giving you a new smile to flash and boost your confidence. Clinically too, implants help reduce the levels of bone loss following the loss of teeth and provide support to the surrounding facial muscles. Imagine being able to eat all that hard, chewy food, which was otherwise impossible with your old denture. No more ill-fitting, unstable dentures or the fear of it popping out. Implant supported prosthesis are meant to stay in your mouth for life and each crown will feel, function and look just like your own natural tooth. In addition to all the above, implants are a long term solution to your problems and convenient. Implant surgeries performed by us are performed under local anesthesia and relatively less painful than your average tooth extraction, with minimal discomfort. We at World-Dent believe that Dental Implants are the state of the art solution when it comes to replacement of your missing teeth.
The age-old solution to replacing a missing tooth was a conventional 3-unit bridge. Fabrication of a bridge meant grinding down the adjacent teeth on either side and cementing it in. Clinically, this would compromise the prognosis of the adjacent teeth as well as lead to resorption of the underlying, unused bone. With dental implants, the crowns/bridges are cemented into place without touching the existing natural teeth, thereby not damaging them in anyway. Additionally, the implant integrates with the underlying bone, thereby also reducing the levels of bone loss.
Dental Implants offer one of the highest success rates when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Studies have shown, implants offer a success rate of 98%. With proper care, they can last a lifetime. Given such a success rate, dental implants have to be the first choice when it comes to replacement of missing teeth.
Remember, your implant crowns never have a risk of getting caries, decay or even getting discoloured. So what are you waiting for?
Anybody…Yes, literally anyone who wants to live life to the fullest again is a candidate for dental implants. There are no absolute contraindications and age is just a number. We, at World-Dent have successfully rehabilitated an 92 year old gentleman’s mouth and given him, what he calls, “A second chance at life, to eat, smile and enjoy.”
There are various implant systems available today, in the dental field and market. However, at World-Dent our promise to our patients is that we would only use implant systems that have aproven clinical success record over time. The implant systems need to mandatorily have a clinically proven record, sound scientific, along with a sufficient biological as well as mechanical proven track record.
All staff members of Dental Clinic are licensed professionals. Our staff consists of licensed general dentists.