There are many people with missing teeth, the reason can be anything. Some people lose teeth either due to old age, gum disease, decay or due to trauma. Reason can be anything, but it is very crucial to replace the missing teeth, both for functional and aesthetic reasons. Some of the common treatments that are used in dentistry for missing teeth today are fixed bridges or a denture. But, dental implants are becoming very popular treatment these days for missing teeth because dental implants tend to offer long term solution to the dental patients, preserve the surrounding healthy tooth tissue and also decelerate bone loss.
Dental implants are the artificial replacement or substitute for root portion of natural tooth and it is typically fixed into the pre-drilled socket in your jaw bone so as to provide support to bridge or crown or to secure the denture in place firmly. The implants are made out of titanium, it is a material that is accepted by our bone and easily gets mingled with the bone tissue.
We at Dr. Kathuria’s Dentistry always assess the health of your gums and teeth before performing the treatment procedure. During the test we find out the oral health and if we find any sign of infection or gum disease, then we treat the disease prior to dental implant. We also perform CT-Scan and x-rays so as to access the quality of jaw bone and also to check the anatomical structure of the surrounding. Dental implant is mainly carried out under local anesthesia.
An incision is made in the gum tissue where the implant will be fixed and it is lifted so that the dentist can drill the area to make a small hole in the jawbone where the implant will be located. After drilling the dentists fix the implant tightly in the socket and then the gum tissue is stitched back. The dentists may also perform bone grafting if they find insufficient bone material to hold the implant.
After the implant placed properly, it is generally left for 3-6 months, so that it can heal and mingle with the jaw bone. Once the bone tissue starts growing it will automatically anchor itself into the microscopic rough surface of the dental implant. During the healing period the patient need to wear temporary bridges or denture so as to protect the implant from damages. Besides, the patient needs to visit the clinic at the regular interval of time for check ups. Dr. Puneet Kathuria, with vast experience in Dental Implants & fixed teeth replacements, will help you for your dental implants needs. He is one of the best dental implants specialist in the country.
Types of Dental Implants
In the modern times, dental care has become an essential part of most of the individual’s lives. With time, a number of individuals are becoming aware of the fact that natural teeth when lost can be replaced successfully with the modern day dental treatment options. Dental implants are one such dental procedures which have risen high in the latest times in replacing the area of the lost natural tooth in the mouth. This helps the individual to make sure that they can have both aesthetics and functionality like that of the natural teeth. Dental implants are several types and depending on the status of the patient’s mouth, the dental implants are decided by the dentist and his team which will help the patient fetch the best results from the dental implants for the rest of the life.
Immediate loading implants:
These days no patient wants to wait for long and continue to keep coming for the extensive appointments of the dental procedures. So, immediate loading type of dental implants is gaining popularity these days. This is a comparatively quick procedure, and patients are highly satisfied with the quality and existing life of these type of dental implants. Patients with these type of dental implants need not worry regarding the amount of chewing forces which are applied to the artificial teeth. All they have to do is to meet certain criterias for immediate loading & we are ON. Ask your dental expert like Dr. Puneet Kathuria for the same.
Missing Multiple /All Teeth:
Gone are the days when you just need to manage with the temporary solutions after losing or getting multiple teeth from our dentition extracted. Dental implants now successfully replace multiple missing teeth in the patient’s mouth and ensure that they get the best dental implants and then crowns to get back the functioning and aesthetics of the teeth. Moreover, patients with these cases can easily get rid of the stress of the absence of teeth with such dental implants. The dental implants are bio compatible with the jaw bone and therefore will be intact with the jaw bone. With a few implants, we can restore your dental condition & you can get rid of your partial/ full dentures & enjoy Fixed teeth.
For Full Arch (upper/ lower jaw) cases, we prefer to place 6-8 implants to restore 12-14 teeth per jaw.
Missing Single Tooth:
Most of the individuals who have single missing tooth do not take it seriously. It results in the mobility of the adjacent teeth, thereby leading to the weakening of the other teeth. So, it is crucial to replace a single missing tooth with an excellent quality dental implant as soon as possible. This will help in maintaining the teeth sequence and assist in preserving the gum structure around it. The dental implant will ensure that you do not lose your remaining teeth or compromise with the single tooth missing area.
Full Upper Arch Restored with 8 Dental Implants
Multiple Lower Front Teeth Restored with 3 Dental Implants
Upper Full Arch Restored with 7 Dental Implants & Malo Bridge
Restored Front Lower Tooth Replaced with Dental Implant
Multiple Upper Front Teeth Restored with Dental implant
Multiple Missing Front Teeth Restored with Dental Implants
All on 4 Implants:
Are you wondering that how you will get your entire two arches of missing teeth replaces with dental implants? Then, All on 4 Implants will be of great benefit for you. The whole artificial teeth set is placed just with the help of 4 implants. This ensures that the immediate function is possible. It is beneficial as it takes shorter period than other traditional treatments for the full-arch prosthesis. Also, it is quite cost effective as compared to several other dental treatments which make it a good option for replacing missing teeth. This is one of the best types of dental implants for the patients who are on the verge of losing their teeth or have just lost several teeth. It’s a patent technology but never the first line of choice. With just 4 implants, we can give 10-12 fixed teeth which are a long term provisional restoration.
Earlier sinus lift was a painful procedure. But now it can be done easily with the help of the dental implants. Now there are specially designed dental implants which are introduced to reduce the pain of the patient and therefore ensure that the patient has no postoperative pains or discomfort and can start with the regular eating habits within few days of the procedure. The sinus membrane is lifted upwards with the dental implant without hurting the sinus or causing pain in the respective area. The entire procedure takes at least six months to complete. So, patients need to be patient enough to get the desired results for their lifetime.
Soft tissue preservation around the dental implants is one of the major concerns of most of the dental specialists. These days experienced dentists do soft tissue preservation quite successfully around the dental implants. It makes it possible for the patients to have an adequate amount of soft tissues around the dental implants.
If a patient had missing teeth since years and did not get dental implants placed in the respective place then it leads to the resorption of the bone in those areas. Then if the patient plans to opt for dental implants treatment, bone grafting is done first. This provides a firm base and support for the future dental implants treatments. The socket graft and the block bone graft are the most utilized bone graft procedures for the dental implants. It is made sure that either bone graft from the body of the patient is taken or from a reliable or bio compatible. Commonly used Bone Grafts in our clinic are RMTB & Bioss.
Nobel Guide is the latest introduction in the field of the dental implants. This new technique is usually utilized for single or multiple missing teeth or entire arch with all missing teeth. One of the best features of this treatment is that it uses 3-D guide for the surgery and placement of the dental implants thus saving a lot of time of the patient. It is a flapless surgical technique which makes it comfortable and pain-free for the patient. The best part is that the treatment steps are pre decided and so it takes fewer appointments which make it cost effective.
CHOICE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS (WITH STRAIGHT ABUTMENT)
- Nobel Biocare: Replace Select / Straumann BLT, each implant costs Rs. 35,000
- Nobel Biocare: Active, which can be used for immediate loading in the well healed bone (implant + crown simultaneously*), thereby reducing the procedure to single stage. Each Implant costs Rs. 45,000.
The call to do the implant + crown simultaneously* depends on host of factors including bone density.
CHOICE OF CROWNS
- Porcelain fused to Base Metal crown/bridge is Rs. 7500 each
- Porcelain fused to metal crown (CAD-CAM designed) “Screw retained” costs Rs. 10,000 each.
- We also offer top end Zirconia metal free Crowns (Brands like Procera; Lava: ZirCAD) each of which costs about Rs. 15000.
- Zirconia metal free crown-Screw retained – (Procera from Nobel Biocare-Sweden)-each costing Rs. 20,000.
TIME FRAME & SITTINGS
We prefer to do the Implants in 1st visit along with temporaries, which should be changed to permanent Porcelain teeth after 6 months time, hence we recommend a second visit to us after at least 6 months. But if the conditions are fine, we can do IMMEDIATE LOADING with Crowns during the same visit. Each visit should be for at least 7-14 days time.