A dental implant is a small "anchor" made of titanium.
It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your
missing tooth root. After Osseointegration, or when the surrounding
bone has attached to the implant, a replacement tooth is secured
to the top of the implant. The new tooth looks, feels, and
performs just like your natural teeth.
Dental implants can be used in a variety of situations, whether
you need to replace a single missing tooth or many teeth.
They can even be used to replace a full denture. As anchor
points, implants can also securely attach a partial denture
Choosing implants offers you a number of significant advantages
1.More healthy and beautiful: When teeth are missing, the
surrounding bone begins to shrink. This unhealthy bone loss
can make your jaw line recede. Dental implants can help prevent
deterioration of the jawbone caused by loss of teeth, so your
face retains its natural shape.
2. As an alternative to bridgework, dental implants eliminate
the need to grind down healthy teeth when replacing one or
more adjacent teeth.
3. More comfortable: Because dental implants are securely
anchored, there is no slipping or movement as there is with
dentures. This eliminates some of the key worries of dentures,
including poor fit, gum irritation, and pain from exposed
4. More confident: With dental implants, you will never need
to cover your mouth when laughing, smiling, or speaking. You
can eat your favorite foods without pain or fear of embarrassment
- and taste every bite. You will look better, feel better,
and live more confidently.
Since dental implants look and feel like natural teeth,
they naturally enhance your appearance. More importantly,
the securely attached implant gives you the confidence of
eating what you like, speaking easily and clearly, and freedom
from embarrassment. And, by following a regular routine of
careful oral hygiene and regular checkups, your implants can
last for many years.
Benefits of Implant placement:
As compared to conventional fixed bridges, the long-Term
Benefits of an Implant approach are:
tooth root, which preserves bone
- Does not require grinding down adjacent teeth
-Prevents bone collapse, providing better long-term cosmetic
-Cleaned like a natural tooth and therefore more hygienic
Long Term Benefits of Implant Supported Tooth Replacement
• Virtually stops bone loss/deterioration.
• Maintains integrity of facial structure.
• Improves facial appearance, restoring lost lip support
and minimizing wrinkles.
• • Increases comfort
• Restores natural biting and chewing capacity
• Increases stability as replacement teeth will not
move around or fall out
• Looks, feels, functions like natural tooth, but does
Are you a suitable candidate for dental implants?
You are a suitable candidate for placement of dental implants
if you fulfill the following requirements:
• You must be medically fit to undergo ordinary surgery
• Your jaw must have enough bone to support the implant
• There must be enough space to place the tooth over
• You must understand what the treatment can offer
When should you consider a dental implant?
You should you consider a dental implant when:
• You do not want your natural teeth cut down which
is required in making your conventional dental bridge for
the replacement of missing teeth.
• You cannot wear your denture or chew well with your
• You cannot tolerate a denture in your mouth
• You do not want to damage your remaining teeth from
wearing a partial denture
• You have lost your back teeth making it impossible
to construct a conventional dental bridge
• You have a long toothless span (i.e. many teeth missing)
which is not indicated for making a conventional dental bridge
• You want superior aesthetic results with your tooth
• You want the most effective way of restoring your
• You have loose or uncomfortable dentures and want
to secure your denture