Dental implants are titanium screws that can be fixed on to the jawbone to support a crown, bridge or denture. These implants can replace a missing tooth/teeth, without harming the adjacent teeth. Implants are largely used as part of smile restoration and to provide support for bridges or dentures.
As the titanium screws take up the space of the dental roots, it integrates with the jaw bone tissue and retains the same and density of the bone structure. This ensures that the crowns or bridges fixed over them not only match to the rest of the teeth in looks, but also function like natural teeth in every way.
With the advancement of technology, our implantologists are now able to provide same-day implants to patients requiring dental implants. After drilling and placing the screws into the jaw bone, the crown(s) are added on to them depending upon the dental requirement of the patient. Some of the common same-day implants are:
- Single implants for a single missing teeth
- Implant bridge for multiple missing teeth
- Full mouth implants
- All on 4 implants
Before recommending dental implants, implantologists analyze the health of the gums and jawbones. For individuals with softer jawbones, a bone graft is suggested before attaching the implants. During same-day implants, the bone graft as well as the implants are placed together to ensure the integration to happen together and reduce the recovery time.