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Shimla Dentist Explains Dental Implants

Posted in Dental Implants by UK Dental Tourism on February 13, 2010
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Despite advances in dental care and a greater awareness of dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease, millions of people lose teeth each year due to decay or head trauma. In the past, patients wishing to replace a missing tooth had a choice between a partial denture or a dental bridge. These were, at best, only satisfactory substitutes for real teeth and always involved a significant adjustment of lifestyle for the patient. Certain foods became off limits because of the dangers of breaking parts of the prosthetic and patients were frequently worried about the embarrassment of dentures falling out at inopportune moments. All of that changed with the introduction of the dental implant.

Q. What exactly is a dental implant?

A. It is an artificial tooth designed to replace one tooth that has become damaged. A dental implant is a relatively new solution to missing teeth that involves drilling a small screw into the jawbone itself to act as an anchor for an artificial tooth. Because the implant is attached to the jawbone, it creates a similar feeling of stability to a real tooth, which is secured by a root..

Q. What advantages does an implant have against a natural one?

A. Some of the exceptional benefits Dental Implants provide include;

* Improved confidence and self-esteem
* Increased stability within the mouth
* Improved comfort and speech
* Increased preservation of bone
* Decreased gum tissue shrinkage
* Dietary and nutritional benefits
* Convenience – not always having to worry about Dentures
* An aesthetically enhanced smile

Q. Is it as expensive as plastic surgery?

A. When it comes to our teeth price shouldn’t be a problem, fortunately dental implants aren’t too expensive like plastic surgery, which often needs to re-done every few years.In the initial many patients feel that dental implant treatment is expensive compared to other dental procedures. However, Dental Implants represent a more permanent and natural solution than other dentistry treatments, for instance complete Dentures or Partials.

Q. Is it painful, during the procedure and afterwards?

A. Not especially so, pain management methods these days are quite incredible. All most patients suffer is a little discomfort for a few days while the mouth heals, and they adjust to the new tooth.Statistics show that while you may be conscious for the dental procedure, there is virtually no pain, discomfort, and more importantly there is no fear while you undertake Sedation Dentistry.

Q. What is the procedure exactly?

A. Dental implants are usually completed in two phases:
Phase 1 Surgical
During the first stage of treatment, the actual implant is placed. This process is generally performed in our office with light sedation to help make the patient more comfortable. Using precise, gentle surgical techniques, the Implant is placed into the jawbone for 3 to 6 months while osseointegration (bonding to bone) takes place. This helps ensure a strong, solid foundation for replacement teeth.

Phase 2 Restorative
In the second stage of treatment, we must create and attach the new tooth or teeth to the anchored Implant(s) in your jaw. Dental Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth or complete denture.

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