Missing teeth, at any phase in life, cause many functional and psychological problems. Tooth loss can be due to several reasons, be it gum disease, dental decay or even trauma. Proper chewing and breaking down of food particles are essential for proper digestion and eventually absorption of nutrients. Loss of teeth impairs this first step in the digestive process. Along with impairment of the digestive process, loss of teeth leads to impairment is speech, loss of aesthetics and malalignment of teeth. Teeth tend to shift in the space created by the missing teeth. The position and alignment of the entire jaw gets unbalanced in the process. Tooth loss also leads to loss of attachment of adjacent teeth, perpetuating further loss of teeth. This gives rise to a vicious cycle
Beside this, loss of teeth may have severe psychological implications. Sinking of cheeks, appearance of wrinkles and loss of confidence, especially while smiling, can be a major deterrent to a person’s mental and physical well-being. Implants are the closest solution to natural, tooth like replacement.
A complete clinical and radiographic assessment is done before treatment planning
Review of medical history.
General anaesthesia is administered
With the help of drill, a small is drilled into the bone
The implant post is placed into the created area and placed inside the bone
A cover is placed on the implant
As per treatment plan and how well the implant gets integrated in the bone, the areas are re-examined. The bone healing may require a few days to a few months, depending upon the bone healing
Once the bone holds the implant well, an abutment or a tooth analogue is placed on the implant