Anyone can lose one or more teeth from a fall, car accident or due to a large decay. Teeth with large fillings are weakened and more likely to break. When missing teeth are not replaced, the remaining teeth can shift or rotate, changing appearance of the smile and making chewing painful and difficult.
Historically, teeth have been replaced with removable dentures or fixed bridges. Over the last decade, dental implants have become an increasingly more reliable and predictable option, both as a result of advances in surgical techniques and improved bio-materials.
Dental implants are usually made of titanium and are surgically placed into the jawbone, literally replacing the root of the missing tooth. Following a variable healing period, replacement teeth in the form of crowns or dentures will be attached.
Who is a good candidate for implant :
– Those who habitually maintain the best dental hygiene
– Good immunity
Possible risks of implant:
Implants have proven to be extremely safe, reliable and cost effective in replacing missing teeth. Their success rate makes dental implants one of the more predictable and ideal means of restoring normal use of one’s teeth, and especially, the beauty and confidence of one’s smile. However, because this is a surgical procedure, there is a small risk of problems which can result from any surgically-invasive procedure. These include, but may not be limited to, infection, pain, and other unforeseen complications from the surgery.
Cost of dental implant:
Dental Implants generally require a greater financial commitment than a fixed or removable denture. The cost can vary due to the very personal anatomy of each patient and his or her requirements, and will include the surgical placement of the implants, the fees for all the implant components and the final crown/s or denture and its placement.