Dental Implants are well built solid titanium posts that aid in replacing missing teeth to restore the normal appearance and function of the teeth. We, here at SDC, provide best dental implants clinic in Chennai.
PURPOSE OF IMPLANTS
- Replace single missing tooth: It replaces one of your missing teeth along with its root using a hard fit implant and a dental crown or cap.
- Multiple implants: this is two replace two or more missing teeth with implants as base.
ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANT
- Simulate your natural look
- There are no food restrictions
- Confident personality
- Beautiful smile
- No speech abnormalities
- Less chairside time
- Procedure can be done when you are conscious
- Long life
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Implant procedure as such is nowadays a very common procedure and it can be done in almost all the patients. However, before the start of the procedure your dentist will ask you to get an OPG/CBCT (depending on the patient) so that your bone quality can be evaluated to plan the type of implant to be placed.
Implants can be placed in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and other common medical histories, provided you are under right medication and the condition is under control.
Inform your dentist about any habits like smoking, alcohol, vaping or any other form of taking tobacco. This is important because smoking has a major role in the failure of the implants.
DO’S AND DON’TS BEFORE AND AFTER IMPLANTS
Before planning the surgical part of placing an implant, you will undergo regular check-up for blood pressure, sugar levels and your pulse rate. If the values are under normal range, you are fit to undergo the procedure.
If you’re a smoker, then you are advised to stop smoking at least one week before the procedure.
Special care is taken for patients with cardiac history and other medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy (fits).
After the procedure, you are given certain instructions by your dentists which when followed properly will help in faster and better healing of surgical wound. Some of the common things to follow are:
- Not to spit forcefully for at least 24 hours.
- Avoid hard, hot and spicy foods for 3-4 days.
- Avoid brushing forcefully in the implant region.
- If you are a smoker, then you will be advised not to smoke for 2-3 weeks.
IS DENTAL IMPLANT EXPENSIVE?
When compared to conventional methods of replacing teeth like dentures and bridges, implant appears to be expensive. But, in the long run, they are worth your money as they don’t have to be replaced often since they have very high success rate.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO PLACE AN IMPLANT?
There is no such age considered as right age for implants. If your bone growth is complete, then you can opt implant as your choice of replacing your missing teeth. Usually implant can be placed in all the patients above 18 years of age.
Average price of dental implant
Price of best dental implant can vary according to the site of implant placement, material of the implant, number of implants to be placed and brand of the implant. The average cost of one tooth dental implant which is made up of titanium alloy is not less than $250 (as of 2019).
Why the cost of implant varies according to the site of implant placement?
The implant cost will depend on the site of placement (that is the bone quality), bone with minimal quality may require more number of implants than usual to increase the anchorage and in upper jaw when the height of the bone is very low you may be advised to have a zygoma implant (lengthier implant), which takes support from your cheek bone.
What are the types of implants and its cost?
The material also gives variation in dental implant cost, usually the implant is made up of grade 5 titanium alloy which is not a corrosive material and the strength of the titanium is comparatively greater. Zirconia implants which is equally stable and strength will have more aesthetic and cost more than titanium implant.
Will increased number of implant, will cost extra?
Yes, Average cost of denture implant will also depend on the numbers of implant used to with stand the dentures. The least number of implant used to hold a complete denture is four or six. This procedure is also known as all on 4 or all on 6 respectively.
What are the top brands of dental implants and what’s its cost?
The brands of dental implants also may cause variation in the average price of dental implant. The few leading brands in dental implants are nobelbiocare, dentium, straumann, osstem, dio implants, megagen implants. The price list of these implants in Senthil Dental Care are given bellow,
|Brand of Dental Implant||Cost of dental implant per implant (in USD)|
|Nobel Biocare||$570 Sweden|
|Dio (digital implant)||$420 Korea|
Complete implants: To replace full jaw or full mouth missing teeth using dental implants.
Types of complete implant restoration:
- All on 4
- All on 6
- Zygoma dental implants
- Basal implants
(Complete dental implant options must be provided by your dentist and you can decide the options)