A dental implant is a surgical fixture placed into the jaw bone or skull to act as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. It provides a strong foundation to support dental prosthesis such as a crown (artificial teeth), bridge, denture and facial prosthesis. A connector commonly called abutment is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns.


Two different types of dental implants are:

• Endosteal : Implant that is “in the bone”
• Subperiosteal. Implant that rests on top of the jawbone under the gum tissue.
Now, majorly endosteal dental implants are in use due to their long term results as compared to subperiosteal implants.

Advantages of Dental Implant

• Improved appearance.
• Improved speech without the worry that teeth might slip.
• Improved comfort. By preventing discomfort caused by removable dentures.
• Easier eating with confidence and without pain.
• Improved self-esteem by making you feel better about yourself.
• Improved oral health as nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, thereby other teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral hygiene.
• Durability which can last a lifetime with good care.
• Convenience by eliminating the discomfort of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

How long Dental Implants last?

Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed and how successful it fuses with bone. Generally, with advancement in implant designs , bone grafting procedures and analysis of extensive outcome data, success rates of implants nowadays are upto 95-98%. Further, with proper care they can also lasts a lifetime When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.

Who can get Dental Implants?

Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo oral surgery, have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant can go for it. They should also follow good oral hygiene. However, those with chronic disorders like heart disease or diabetes or who had radiation therapy needs to be evaluated before considering implants. Moreover, anyone considering implants should talk to his/her dentist to see if the implants are right for you.

How to look after your teeth after Dental Implants?

• Clean at least twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush.
• Use a low-abrasive toothpaste.
• Brush under and around the implant crown.
• Use a nylon coated interdental brush to clean hard-to-reach places.
• Floss daily with unwaxed tape or implant-specific floss.
• Use a recommended oral irrigator.
• Dental implants can be a bit painful but this will restore your damaged teeth and help you get a beautiful healthy smile back. If you have decayed teeth, you can visit our clinic and get the best advice and treatment with reduced recovery time. Book your appointments now!