A dental implant is a small screw shaped unit made from titanium. It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of a missing tooth root. Once the jaw bone attaches firmly to the implant, a replacement porcelain tooth can be secured to the implant.
Dental Implants can be an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth, as a part of a permanent Bridge or dentures and may provide a very suitable option in the unfortunate event of having to lose a tooth.
Dr. Arora has a keen interest in dental implants which led him to complete a 2-year post- graduate qualification from the University of Melbourne in 2008. Since then he has regularly worked on all aspects of dental implantology including surgically placing implants in the jaw bone. He keeps himself up to date in the field of implants and cosmetic dentistry by attending regular continuing education courses.
We are specially equipped and trained at Dentessence to offer dental implants, thus are able to provide our patients with individualized treatment plans and value for money.
Having a dental implant involves several stages which are discussed below.
Stage 1: Consultation and Treatment Planning
A detailed examination to assess the health of the gums and an x-ray to assess the level and density of bone is very important. At this stage, a careful dental plan will be made outlining the timing of each additional stage, a full breakdown of the cost and other concerns the patient or dentist may have (e.g. lack of enough bone needing a further stage).
Thus, this will be your first step towards your implant and related goals.
Stage 2: Placement of Implant, Integration Period and Porcelain Tooth Restoration
The next step involves a titanium screw being placed in the jaw bone. This is a relatively pain-free surgical procedure and is usually done in the dental chair under local anesthetic. An integration period (where the bone adapts to the titanium screw) is required which is normally 10-12 weeks but can vary for each person. A temporary replacement of the tooth may be required during this period. Once the bone attachment is achieved, due care will be taken in restoring the implant with a porcelain tooth to accomplish optimal functional and aesthetic results.
Stage 3: After Care
Keeping the gums healthy surrounding the implant is very important and will increase the life of the implant. Aftercare check-ups are therefore imperative.
Our practice is specially set-up for dental implants including the surgical and restorative stages. This allows us to offer our patients in need of implants an optimal treatment plan and better value to address individual needs.