Dental Services / Dental Tourism

Dental Implant

Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth, which bring a new way of life to thousands of people whose appearance and health suffer from the missing teeth or dentures. Implant dentistry is safe, relatively painless, and can provide you with a bright new smile.

The full procedure for placing dental implants is usually completed stages. The first is the surgical insertion of the metal implant either into or over the jawbone below the gum line. This operation can be performed under local anesthesia during single office visit. New bone tissue immediately begins its bonding process, growing back around the implant and making it more secure.

In the second step, a small post is attached to the implant. And finally, replacement teeth are created and secured to the implant posts.

There are two basic types of implants: those placed directly into the bone and those that rest on top of the bone. An Endosteal implant, like a natural tooth root, is secured into bone and can provide the anchor for one or more artificial teeth. A subperiosteal implant is a lightweight metal framework, custom-designed to fit over the bone, creating the equivalent of multiple tooth roots. The amount and location of available bone determine the kind of implant used.

Dental implants are the closest thing to perfectly natural teeth, and must be treated the same way.

Implants are designed to last a lifetime. Proper brushing, flossing and regular periodic check-ups are essential to insure the lasting health of the implant.

Advantages of Dental Implant

There are many advantages to using dental implants to replace a single missing tooth with a dental implant supported crown, including:

  • It looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth
  • It is much more esthetic long term
  • It does not decay
  • There is no need to grind down the adjacent natural teeth
  • The bone is preserved, preventing a visible bony defect
  • It is more hygienic (easier to clean) than a tooth supported bridge
  • Your dental implants will look, feel and function like natural teeth
  • Dental implants are much more comfortable and stable than partial dentures
  • Adjacent natural teeth are not damaged, ground down to pegs, or loosened
  • They are more comfortable and stable than traditional dentures
  • They virtually stop the bone resorption process (deterioration)
  • Integrity of the facial structures is maintained
  • Appearance is improved
  • It is not necessary to cover the roof of the mouth, so food can be tasted
  • Relines and repairs are infrequent compared to traditional dentures
  • Natural biting and chewing capacity is restored

Implants FAQs

The following is a sample of the questions we are most commonly asked. If you have a query, which is not answered below, please contact us for further details.

Q. What is a Dental Implant?

A. An artificial root implanted in the jawbone during a minor operation. The implant fuses to the underlying bone in a process known as Oseointegration. This generally takes approximately four (4) to six (6) months. Immediate loading of implant body is also available.

Q. What is its use?

A. Implants can be used to support or attach dental crowns or bridges so patients can chew confidently with “fixed teeth”, or to provide secure anchorage for dentures.

Q. Who can have dental implants?

A. Anyone who has lost who is likely to lose a tooth or teeth can be considered.

Q. Can I be too old for implants?

A. No, provided you are well enough to undergo a straightforward dental procedure.

Q. Do all dentists provide this type of treatment?

A. No, those who do are likely to have invested heavily in training & equipment.

Q. Is the treatment still experimental?

A. Absolutely not! Implant dentistry combined. All the major and reputable scientific journals worldwide related to this field have published research data, which proves the predictability, reliability, and high success rates available to patients having this treatment.

Q. How long do implants last?

A. Modern implants have a proven “track record” of around 35 years. It is impossible to predict the outcome of a particular implant, but it is hoped that your implants would last a lifetime.

Q. Do implants cause damage to the other teeth?

A. No, unlike conventional bridgework, which often necessitates “cutting” healthy teeth, and removable dentures, which have also been shown to cause deterioration, implants are placed independent of neighboring teeth.

Q. I lost my teeth a long time ago. Am I still suitable for this type of treatment?

A. When teeth are lost, the supporting bone gradually deteriorates. Implants slow or stop this deterioration. Many patients who lost their teeth a long time ago can still receive implants without complication. However, to minimize difficulties, you should seek advice as early as possible following extraction.

Q. Is this kind of treatment expensive?

A. The treatment is sophisticated and state-of-the-art. The fee is therefore generally greater than that associated with conventional treatment. The predictability and long-term outcome of dental implants is second to none.

Q. How long does treatment take to complete?

A. Ordinarily 4 to 6 months from consultation to fitting of the crown or denture. However, immediate loading of mini-dental implant takes only 5 days from the start of diagnostic services to the surgical procedure then the fitting of crown or denture to complete the whole process.