Dental Implant

What is a Dental Implant ?

Dental implant is the best treatment to replace missing teeth permanently. Just like the tooth has a root and a crown. A dental implant is a permanent prosthesis that replaces tooth roots with a metal, screw-like post or an artificial crown that looks and functions like a natural tooth.

  • Dental implant, in recent times, come with a variety of options from replacing a single tooth, multiple teeth or the entire set of teeth.
  • They also come with types such as the ones that stay in place and removable type to ensure finer comfort and biting efficiency.
  • The decline of prosthesis results in the suggestion of removable implants, fixing of a removable dental implant depends on the bone quality as its fixing takes place in the jawbone.
  • There is a belief that implants on the lower jaw are firmer and more difficult to remove compared to the upper jaw.
  • The execution of the surgery depends on the type of implant and the health of the jaw bone. There is a requirement of over 8-16 weeks for the bone and implant to firmly bond together
Why is a dental implant required

Why is a Dental Implant required?

  • Dental implant plays a major role in providing a good foundation for the new tooth or teeth.
  • It is a process that requires the bone to heal solidly around the implant. The bone heals over time and can take from several weeks to months.
  • In many cases, there is a good take up of dental implants and bonds to the bone structure.
  • In a small minority of cases, however, the bone fails to blend adequately with the metal implant.

How to care for a Tooth Implant?

  • Practice perfect oral hygiene, keeping your artificial teeth and gum tissues clean. Cleansing with brushes of a special design like the interdental brush that glides between teeth, cleans the corners and crevices around the metal posts, teeth and gums.
  • Visit your dentist on a regular basis to ensure good physical conditions and the proper functioning of your dental implants.
  • Avoid munching on hard items which would result in cracks or rupture of your crown, consuming caffeine products will stain your teeth and smoking would result in staining the tooth. Smoking may also contribute to implant failure. If the bone fails to combine with the implant properly there is a removal of the implant that takes place.

Why to prefer a Dental Implant?

  • If dental filling or root canal treatment cannot help your tooth condition anymore. It might be due to severe decaying, extraction leading to implant placement is a possible suggestion.
  • Replacement of teeth can take place by using the adjacent teeth as support and requires them to be ground.
  • Alternatively, removable dentures are an option.
  • Implants replace your teeth without touching healthy adjacent teeth and come closest to natural teeth.
  • If dental trauma or an accident was a cause for you to lose your teeth, implants can help you restore your smile earlier.
  • If other teeth replacement options like a fixed bridge are not satisfactory, you can opt for dental implant surgery.

When would you require a Dental Titanium Implant?

  • Losing your tooth due to unavoidable circumstances. And not bothering about it, can cause the adjacent teeth to shift, tilt or harm the other teeth.
  • This in turn severely affects the teeth' alignment. Missing teeth can also affect your pronunciation skills and smiling would be an unimaginable task.
  • This is the time Dental Implants come to use. They can be a long-term solution, and play a significant role in replacing broke or lost tooth or teeth.


What happens during the procedure?


  • You will not experience any pain during the surgery as it takes place under local anaesthesia on healthy tissue. After surgery, you may feel discomfort in the chin till the anaesthesia reverts and thereafter, you can take care of the pain with appropriate medication.
  • During the placement of implants in the upper jaw, you may feel discomfort in the cheeks. You may also experience mild bruising of the skin and gums. You may also experience minor bleeding. Prescription of Pain medication and antibiotics will take place accordingly.

What is the cost of Dental Implants?

The cost of Dental Implants depends on the type of implant you choose, the city you live in, the experience and specialization of the dentist, the surgery for its placement, the components used, and the final crown type. If there is any requirement for any additional procedures before the implant like bone graft and if there is a shortage of bone present beneath the gums there might be involvement of additional costs. The type of implant can also vary depending on the quality of your bone or your pre-existing health conditions like poorly controlled diabetes.

Premium brands that are long-lasting can cost anywhere between 45,000 to 65,000 per implant. Semi-premium, economical, or budget-friendly can cost anywhere between 25,000 and 35,000 per implant. Please check with your insurance provider if there is a covering for the implant therapy.