Here is What You Need to Know Before your Dental Implant

Despite improvements in dental care, numerous people still suffer tooth loss, either due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For numerous years, the only treatment options in the field of dentistry for tooth loss were bridges and dentures. But, now, dental implants are available. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable teeth that help match the natural teeth. 

An extremely worthwhile investment, Dental implants are a great solution for people with serious tooth problems. As a dental implant is an outpatient surgery, the procedure is an elongated one. The procedure will require one to have various appointments with the best dental implant surgeon in Delhi for placing the implant and attaching it with the new teeth. Let’s help you understand the procedure of placing dental implants- 

Step 1: Dental exam

Before commencing the dental implant procedure, your dentist will conduct a thorough exam. With 3D imaging for a CT scan, your dentist will assess your dental health and the bone that will support the implant.

Step 2: Removal of tooth 

After the thorough examination of your teeth, the next step is the removal of tooth or teeth that have to be replaced with an implant. The procedure is usually performed by an oral surgeon, but there are implantology specialists who do the entire process from start to finish. 

Step 3: Bone Graft

 If the first dental exam shows that you don’t have sufficient bone to support the dental implant, your dentist will take the route of a bone graft. A bone graft refers to the process of extracting a part of the bone from a part of your body, which is added to where it’s needed. Apart from the bone graft, synthetic and donor bone options are also available. 

Step 4: Insertion of the Implant

After the bone graft heals, now is the time to put the implant. The dentist drills into the jawbone and puts the implant where it is required. The procedure will take time to heal afterwards. If the bone graft is a minor one, the dentist may perform both surgeries at the same time. As a dental implant is an artificial tooth root, it requires to be anchored deep into the bone, just like a natural tooth. After you heal from the treatment and when bone grows around the new implant, another process, called the osseointegration, will be performed. In this process, the dentist will add a temporary and removable denture to cover the gap where the original tooth was taken out.

Step 5: Addition of abutment

Abutment refers to the part of the implant that holds the crown in place. Dentists add this part of the implant into place; when after two or three months, enough bone grows to stabilise and closes the gum area around its edges. After the abutment is added, the gum will need four to six weeks to heal.

Step 6: Insertion of a crown

The final step involves putting the crown in place. To make the crown look similar to natural teeth, it is customised as per the colour, shape and size of the other teeth. This can be done by making digital impressions or moulds of the existing teeth and jaw after placement of the abutment.  

Connect with Dr. Kathuria’s Dentistry

We at Dr Kathuria’s Dentistry pride ourselves on providing top dental implant services in Delhi. So if you require a dental implant treatment to get rid of your tooth problems, connect with us. Call now at our all India toll-free number, 1800-11-7272, to book your appointment with our experts today.