A dental implant is best remedy for missing tooth, its an artificial tooth root replacement and is used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. Dental Implants are a kind of roots made of material called Titanium. These implants behaves like actual teeth root. Dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. An evaluation by the dentist will help you in determining whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. According to FDA, Dental Implants can restore the function of missing tooth upto 80% while bridge and partial denture can restore upto 60% and 40% respectively.
This procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia. A tiny hole is made into the patients bone and the implant is placed within the bone. Healing and integration of the implant(s) with jawbone (osteointegration) occurs over three to six months after which the crowns/bridges are fabricated and attached to the implants. Very high sterilization and cleanliness is maintained in the entire process.