If so, you may be a candidate for dental implants.
Partial or complete tooth loss impacts more than your smile or enjoyment of food; it affects your confidence. Dentures are not an ideal solution given their downsides: Over time, a jawbone lacking natural teeth shrinks resulting in sliding dentures that cause irritation or pain to gums while chewing and produce clicking noises while talking. After a while, patients become unwilling or unable to continue wearing dentures which lowers their quality of life.
Dental implants are the latest innovation that offers an alternate solution. They feel like getting back one’s own natural teeth since instead of being a removable device (a denture), implants use the jawbone itself, rather than healthy, neighboring teeth, to permanently anchor a tooth replacement. The result: Tooth implants that look natural, feel comfortable, withstand the rigors of grinding/chewing, and are permanent all of which give implants several advantages over dentures and bridges:
Key to a successful tooth replacement is the biological process of osseointegration - fusing together of living bone and artificial implant, anchoring it securely in the jaw. So, good candidates for dental implants will still have healthy oral tissues and strong jawbone ridges.
Dental implants involve complex procedures. Because the actual steps, healing times, and success rates are specific to a patient’s own circumstances, it is best to consult with an experienced dentist dealing with implants.
At Sri Sai Kirupa Dental Clinic, Dr. Sriprakash, who was elected as a Fellow of the Indian Society of Oral Implantologists (ISOI) in 2015, is a specialist in dental implants having so far performed over 500 implants with a 98.5% success rate.
Dr. Sriprakash performs the implant procedures in a highly methodical manner and using the latest implant technologies from Nobel Biocare(Switzerland), and DIO Implant (South Korea), and Osstem Implant (South Korea).
First, he will administer a comprehensive dental exam of your mouth, teeth and jawbone to determine your suitability for dental implants. The necessary X-rays and impressions (moulds) of your teeth may also be taken by your dentist.
Next, he will discuss the surgical procedures with you. The surgical phase for most patients involves two steps:
Based on your specific condition, Dr. Sriprakash will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. For patients experiencing dental anxiety, we offer various sedation techniques that go a step beyond local anesthesia to ensure significant minimization of pain or discomfort.
Throughout your dental implant procedure Dr. Sriprakash and his team make every possible effort to make you feel comfortable.
Dr. Sriprakash will give you very precise post-surgical instructions to ensure that healing occurs quickly and effectively. Implants require the same care as natural teeth—brushing, flossing, rinsing, and regular dental check-ups.
Factors that determine if you are a good candidate for a successful dental implant:
Nobel Biocare (Switzerland) is a world-leader in the manufacturer of dental implants and other dental prosthetics.
DIO (South Korea) is a global enterprise specializing in implants, with exports to 70 countries worldwide.
Osstem Implant (South Korea), a leading manufacturer of dental implants - No. 1 in Asia-Pacific and No. 5 globally in the dental implant market.