Comfortable, natural, and secure – dental implants are a great alternative to traditional removable dentures. If you need to replace one or more missing, damaged, or failing teeth, implants can give you the lifelong healthy smile you deserve.
To provide the best results, dental implants are commonly made from one of the following three materials:
- Titanium - Implants made from titanium are most often used in dental implant surgery. Titanium has impressive strength and a great durability to weight ratio. It bonds easily with bone and is biocompatible: it’s unlikely to cause an allergic reaction or toxicity, and the body won’t reject it.
- Titanium-nickel alloy - As a cheaper alternative to pure titanium, titanium-nickel alloy implants are also a popular choice. This material doesn’t bond as easily with the bone as pure titanium, but it has immense formability and shape memory.
- Zirconium - This is a new material that’s becoming increasingly popular due to its aesthetic benefits, biocompatibility and mechanical structure. Unlike silver-black titanium implants which can sometimes show through the gum, zirconium implants are pure white. They look natural, blend in perfectly with real teeth, and are just as successful as titanium implants.
Whether you’re opting for titanium or zirconium implants, your dentist can let you know more about their benefits and which material may be best for you. Book your appointment with instaimplants today. At your appointment, one of our friendly and experienced dentists will examine your teeth and talk to you about various implant procedures and materials. They will then determine the right course of treatment to restore your smile, and give details of the cost.
How Long Does It Take to Recover After Dental Implant Surgery ?
The length of your recovery time after implant surgery will vary depending on the specificities of your case, the number of dental implants placed, and how well you handle your aftercare. Most implant surgeries require a local anaesthetic, and in some situations the patient is also given a sedative. After surgery, most patients experience minor swelling and some discomfort, as well as possible bruising for a few days. However, if bone grafting has also been carried out, there will be significant swelling and a little more discomfort. Your consultant dentist will advise you on pain medication and how to keep comfortable after your surgery. Alternately, if just a single dental implant is placed, the patient is likely to experience only minor discomfort or swelling afterwards. Patients can carry out daily activities as usual without much disruption.
What Special Care Should I Take After Surgery ?
Caring for your teeth implant(s) after surgery doesn’t require much effort. Be sure to brush the affected area gently to keep plaque and bacteria at bay. Avoid crunchy and chewy food, and stick to a soft diet for about seven to ten days. Some patients, however, may need to carry on eating soft foods for about six weeks. Your dentist will talk to you about the best aftercare regime for you to follow, as well as what medication can help you stay comfortable.
Is There Anything that Can Slow Down Or Prevent Healing ?
It’s important to live a healthy lifestyle during your recovery period. Smoking can increase recovery time and harm your progress. For this reason, it’s best to avoiding smoking for a week or two after surgery, or to cut down as much as you can. Likewise, too much alcohol and a poor diet can be detrimental to your healing. Without regular brushing and flossing, plaque and bacteria are prone to building up around the gums. The success of your implant(s) depends on a good dental care routine. Talk to your dental consultant about how to take care of your implant(s).
When can I expect the implant(s) to take ?
After your initial healing, the implant(s) will continue to fuse with the jawbone. It usually takes around three months until the crowns or bridges can be placed. How long it exactly takes depends on your individual case, the quality of your bone, and whether you’ve had any bone grafted. It’s also important to attend regular appointments with your dentist to ensure the success of your dental implant(s). Your dentist will continue to give you advice on how to care for your implant(s) at your appointments.
Comfortable, natural, and secure – dental implants are a great alternative to traditional removable dentures. If you need to replace one or more missing, damaged, or failing teeth, teeth implants can give you the lifelong healthy smile you deserve.
Not only can teeth implants restore your smile, but they can also give you back your confidence. With teeth implants, you will be able to eat and drink freely, smile and talk with ease, and enjoy all life has to offer. Of course, price plays an important part in the decision to have implants. Bear in mind that cost of dental implants are more affordable than traditional dentures in the long run, owing to your greatly improved quality of life, comfort, and oral health.
How much do dental implants cost ?
The best way to find out the exact price of the treatment you require, is to visit our dentist for an initial consultation. The full dental implants cost varies considerably for each individual patient. The exact price depends on a number of variable factors, such as, the length of your treatment and the complexity of your case, your geographical location, the level of skill of your dentist, and where you go for treatment.
Restore your smile
Our friendly and experienced dental team are proud to offer quality implants to transform the smiles of our patients. At your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and talk to you about various implant procedures. They will then give you information on the right course of treatment that will restore your smile, as well as discuss with you details of the estimated cost. Book your initial consultation today .
Dental Implants Complications
As with any surgical procedure, there are a number of complications with dental implants that can result in the total failure of the implant. The best way to ensure the success of your implants is to stay in good dental health, manage your aftercare well, and choose a skilled and experienced dentist. Book an appointment with Instaimplants today!
Possible Dental Implant Complications
It’s possible for the implant to fail to fuse with the jawbone, and become loose or fall out after a few months. This can be caused by incorrect placing during surgery, insufficient bone density, overloading, surrounding tissue damage, sudden impact, fractured implants, and even allergies to the anesthesia.
Poor dental hygiene during or after surgery can lead to a buildup of bacteria, causing infection. Symptoms include red and swollen gums near the implant, resulting in bone loss and the failure of the implant. Infection can sometimes be treated, but the implant has to be taken out in most cases. Patients who smoke, have poor oral hygiene, diabetes, and/or thin gums are most likely to develop infection.
It’s possible your body may view the implant as a foreign object. The implant may therefore be rejected and pushed out.
A rare complication usually caused by an inexperienced dentist, nerve and tissue surrounding the implant can become damaged. This happens when the implant is fitted too close to a nerve, resulting in extreme pain, tingling or numbness in the surrounding area. The damage can be undone, but the implant usually needs to be removed.
It’s normal for a small amount of tissue to become damaged and swollen after dental implant surgery. If your symptoms become extreme, you should contact your dentist immediately.
Although rare, some patients have an allergic reaction to the titanium in the teeth implants, resulting in symptoms of itchiness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Overloading can be a risk of immediate loading during the implant surgery: a one-stage procedure that fits the abutment and crown onto the implant straight away. Implant surgery is usually a two-stage process which allows time for dental implants to fuse with the jawbone before placing the crown or bridgework. Immediate loading results in a faster treatment time and recovery. However, complications can occur as the implant integration is disrupted by the excess pressure of the abutment and/or crown or bridgework.
Sometimes the implant can bend or break, despite being made of titanium. A knock to the face, or excessive pressure can also fracture or break the implant.
What To Do If You Experience Complications
If you experience any complications after implant surgery, contact your dentist immediately. If a dental implant fails, it usually has to be removed and the area left to heal. It will take at least a year for the area to recover before the implant can be attempted again. A bone graft may be necessary to provide enough strength and support for the implant.
If you experience further problems, you may either:
- Have a poor or inexperienced dentist incapable of a successful surgery
- Or, insufficient bone density, an allergy, or be unsuitable for dental implants
To determine the cause of your complication, it’s best to visit another dentist for a second opinion. If the complication is down to yourself alone, your dentist should explain the issue and let you know if alternative restorations will work.
We proudly provide patients with first-class dental treatment. To find out about our dental implants, book an initial consultation with us today.
Dental Implants Warranty
Comfortable, natural, and secure – dental implants are a great way of replacing one or more missing or failing teeth.
Is there a warranty?
Warranties are provided with dental implants, and may differ depending on the dentist you use. Typically, warranties for teeth implants include the free replacement or repair of implants with breaks, cracks, fractures or flaws due to poor quality.
However, you will likely be charged for the repair or replacement of implants that have been: lost, discoloured, excessively worn down (e.g. through teeth grinding), used inappropriately (in any way not approved by your dentist), neglected, or abused. Make sure you are aware of what your warranty does and does not cover before you go ahead with your treatment.
To ensure the success of your implants it’s vital that you are in good dental health and correctly follow your dentist's aftercare instructions. After the implant surgery, you need to stick to soft foods for roughly seven to ten days, and take care to brush the area around the implant gently to remove bacteria – unless otherwise instructed by your dentist.
Dental Implants Trivandrum
It’s important to choose a skilled and experienced dentist to perform the implant surgery. Our friendly and experienced team are dedicated to providing patients with the perfect treatment to restore smiles..
At your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and talk to you about various implant procedures. They will then give you information on the right course of treatment that will restore your smile, as well as discuss with you details of the cost and warranty. Book your appointments with Dr Johns Dental Centre today.