Dental Implants FAQ's

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable false teeth made for replacing the teeth you have lost. Dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw. Partials replace one or a few teeth. However, the fact is that even the best quality dentures fabricated utilizing the latest advancements in techniques cannot match the comfort of fixed teeth in the mouth. Once the natural teeth are lost, artificial replacements can never match the efficacy of natural teeth. In case teeth have been lost for various reasons, there are provisions to install fixed teeth in the mouth. Revolutionary dental treatment options employing a judicious mix of crowns, bridges and dental implants have come to provide a way to solve the issues of painful, loose fitting dentures. Let us help you return to the natural fixed and functioning teeth with modern technology. Aren't you ready to have your life back?

Are you missing a single tooth?

Missing a single tooth can, over time, allow the misalignment of your remaining teeth and thus erode your current smile. A single tooth replaced with a dental implant and crown is the most predictable, conservative and long-lasting method of tooth replacement. Without a dental implant, the two adjacent teeth to a missing tooth must be filed down to anchor a bridge. Dental implants eliminate the need to modify natural teeth.

Are you missing multiple teeth?

Missing multiple teeth can be a serious problem as the support structure of your jaw begins to deteriorate. Implants stop that deterioration. Dental implants are designed to serve as a foundation for replacement crowns or bridges that "give you your teeth back." They look, feel, and function like natural teeth. In conjugation with dental implants, we can take support of some natural teeth to restore multiple missing teeth, although the ideal protocol is one tooth per implant.

How do I get started?

The first step is a comprehensive examination of existing teeth, bone and gums. This allows for an accurate diagnosis and discovery of the potential solutions to your condition.
During the first visit, our doctors will perform a visual examination and evaluate radiographs (X-Rays). They will then share his findings with you, recommend treatment solutions, and help you determine the most appropriate treatment for you.
We invite our patients to have a family member or friend participate in our discussions, which most patients find very beneficial. In addition, any financial matters will be discussed in detail and in a confidential setting before any treatment is started.

Is the dental implants treatment painful?

The surgical placement of dental implants causes only minor discomfort similar to having a tooth removed. Post-operative discomfort is controlled with the use of prescriptions. Depending on the extent of the therapy, many persons return to work the day of their surgery. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.

What is the success rate?

Implants as a solution to missing teeth has been practiced for a few decades. Generally, because of advances in implant dentistry over the years, dental implants can have success rates above 90% in natural bone. Having said that, success rates depend on many factors, for example, the patient's own health status or whether he/she is a smoker. Although at the present time we cannot put a figure down as to the longevity of implants, it is known that the first patient who had implants placed in 1965 still has them in function today. Of course, regular checkups and diligently maintaining one's oral hygiene is also of utmost importance in preventing failure.

How successful is the treatment & safety?

Modern dental implant treatment is highly successful, as a general guideline, the five-year success rate of dental implant is over 95% with the lower jaw (mandible) and about 90% with upper jaw (maxilla). The success rates may slowly decrease, as the implant stays longer in function. In difficult cases, the success rates are expected to be lower. Despite the overall high success rates with dental implant treatment, there is still the possibility of failure, which can be contributed by various factors and conditions, such as poor healing power, poor bone quality, smoking and diabetes and most important of all-Poor oral Hygiene.
Whereas no medical treatment can be guaranteed 100 percent without risks and failures, implant operation can be considered very safe. The prosthetic phase of treatment is basically non-invasive and non –invasive and non-surgical in nature.

What if I have further questions?

We expect you will. Feel free to get in touch with our clinics and doctors. Our doctors and their staff are very proficient in answering questions. However, if they cannot answer your question, you may get in touch with us and we will help you find a doctor who can answer your questions. We will return your call personally as soon as possible.

No. Of sittings required

Normally it's a matter of 3 sittings.
  • 1st sitting or initial assessment, radiographic records, medical history & clinical examination.
  • 2nd sitting for the implant placement
  • 3rd sitting to place temporary crowns for a period of 4-6 months to be subsequently changed to ceramic crowns/bridges.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
An ideal candidate for a dental implant is one who is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is required to support the implant, View More
Procedure for Dental Implants
Dental implants are surgically placed directly into the jawbone from within the mouth, under anesthesia. Small posts (abutments) are then attached to the implants, View More
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Dental Implants Cost in India
Dental implants price in India is very low compared to other countries. In the United States, for example, dental implants prices typically range from $3k to $11k, depending on the number of teeth. View More
Dental Implant FAQ's
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable false teeth made for replacing the teeth you have lost. Dentures can be complete or partial. View More
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