1.What is dental implant?
It is a sterile titanium screw which is placed in the jaw bone at the site of the tooth loss, under aseptic condition, over which an artificial tooth can be placed and used for chewing.
2.What are the uses of dental implants?
It is used to replace single or multi natural teeth. Replaced teeth are of fixed type and the minimize the lost natural tooth in all aspects.
It can be used for:
3.Who are all eligible candidates for dental implants?
4.Is placing dental implant a painful procedure?
No. dental implants are done under local anesthesia. So no pain during the procedure. By following dentists instruction postoperatively and by taking regular follow up medication, there would be very minimal pain after the procedure.
5.Can it be done in single sitting?
Placing dental implant is a meticulous procedure for the dentist. So it must be planned precisely to locate the site for placement of implants. Accordingly you may require 1 or 2 sittings.
6.What are the types of implant surgeries?
It can be either single stage procedure or two stage procedure.
7.What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants when placed in anterior region will create an “emergence profile” which makes it life like tooth appearances thereby give the best esthetic appearance.
When in posterior region, it helps in chewing food more effectively, as more force can be delivered through it while chewing when compared to FPD or RPD or CD.
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