Dental Implants – The perfect solution for missing or damaged teeth.
Most people contemplate replacing a missing tooth with dental implants due to the fear of the procedure and the dental implant cost in Chennai. Traditional methods for replacing missing teeth such as fixed bridges, which often require the reduction of adjacent teeth to replace a missing tooth, or removable dentures, are being replaced with Dental Implants by all the best dental implant clinics. Dr.Smilez is one of the best dental implant clinics in Chennai with experienced and certified specialists with over 20+ years of experience.
Why choose Dental Implants?
More Comfortable: Because Dental Implants are securely anchored, there is no slipping or movement especially with Dentures. This eliminates some of the key worries of Dentures – poor fit, gum irritation, and pain from exposed nerves.
Better Function: With Dental Implants, you can eat your favorite foods without pain or fear of embarrassment.
More healthy and beautiful teeth: When teeth go missing, the bone surrounding it begins to shrink. This unhealthy bone loss can cause variations in the gum line and cause drifting of adjacent teeth. Dental Implants can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone caused by loss of teeth, so your face retains its natural shape.
The cost of Dental Implants in Chennai for a single tooth is almost the same as that of a 3 unit Premium Zirconia bridge.
Lifetime Warranty: Dental Implants are value for money as they come with a free lifetime replacement warranty
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What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small “anchor” that is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. After healing, a replacement tooth is secured to the top of the implant.
How much does a Dental Implant cost in Chennai?
There are many brands of implants available and the dental implant cost in Chennai primarily depends on the quality of the product. Typically, a single dental implant cost in Chennai ranges between INR 18,000-45,000. This is only the dental implant cost and the tooth crown or denture cost is usually additional.
Which are the best brands of Dental Implants?
Almost all standard implants are similar in the manufacturing process and usually match each other in quality. Some of the standard implant brands include Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Zimmer Biomet, MIS, ADIN Implants. Sometimes, a particular type or size of implant may be indicated for certain situations. It is always best to discuss with your dentist, the most suitable implant for you rather than go with only the brand. Dental Implant cost in Chennai differs based on the type of implant system.
How long does it take to place a dental implant? Is it a surgical procedure?
Dental implant placement is a minor surgical procedure like tooth extraction and takes approximately 30minutes per implant placement.
How many implants will I need?
For a missing single tooth, we will need one implant. Fixed implant dentures would need 4 to 6 implants per jaw.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are probably healthy enough to have an implant. General good health and adequate bone in the jaw are the key requirements. Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. Patients who have medical or other conditions that may interfere with the healing process of either their bones or soft tissues (e.g., connective tissue disorders, steroid therapy, bone infections, cigarette smoking) must be carefully evaluated before the procedure.
I am a diabetic or have had bypass surgery, Can I have Dental Implants?
If your diabetes is under good control or can be bought under good control, dental implants can be placed. However, if you are a chronic uncontrolled diabetic then it is important to discuss with your physician and bring it under good control before placing a dental implant.
It is generally recommended that implants can be placed 6 months after bypass surgery. Prior to dental implant placement, it is important to check to a complete health check and evaluate surgical fitness.
How successful is the procedure?
For more than three decades, dental implants have been used successfully with people just like you. Good oral hygiene is an important factor in ensuring long lasting results from your implants. With proper maintenance, the success rate is 90-95%!!
Is the procedure painful?
Anesthesia is used during the surgical procedure to eliminate any discomfort. Pain medication is given for any discomfort after surgery. Most patients indicate that the discomfort is minimal once they arrive at home. Many feel great the next day and are able to return to work.
How long will it take to fix teeth over the implant?
Traditionally, after a recommended healing period of approximately 3 months, the teeth were fixed over the dental implant, but with the newer implant technology, the teeth can be fixed within a week. However, the decision to fix the teeth is best left with the Implantologist.
Will the teeth over dental implants be comfortable and look natural?
Yes. Your new teeth will look and feel like your natural teeth.
The adjustment time with your new teeth will be 2-4 days only, after which you will become very comfortable with the teeth. When the full set of teeth are given, sometimes bite adjustments may take up to 10 days for optimum comfort. You can eat your favorite foods without pain or fear of embarrassment. You will look better, feel better, and live more confidently
How long do Dental Implants last?
Dental implants have had a 20-year success rate of over 95 percent. The longevity of the implants also depends on the quality of the dental implant, quality of the bone, type of ceramic teeth used, etc.
Is there a warranty on Dental Implants?
Since the success rate is very very high, most of the dental implant manufacturers provide lifetime warranty for a failed Implant. However, the teeth may need replacement depending on the wear and tear that is not covered by the warranty.
Implant Timeline – Steps in Implant Placement
Whether placing a single implant or multiple implants, the procedure remains the same. A methodical approach to planning treatment with dental implants ensures optimum results. The treatment timeline for placement of a single implant and the permanent crown is only 3-4 days when all other factors are favorable! Immediate temporary teeth can be given even for completely edentulous patients in the same visit as placement of implants. There are multiple permutations available and depending on the clinical situation and the financial constraints, dental implants can be provided for all.
Sinus Lift & Bone Grafting
Occasionally, the site of implant placement has to be prepared prior to placing the implant to ensure long term success. The preparation includes bone grafting and/or sinus lift procedures. When there is a deficiency of available bone in the area of the missing tooth, a bone graft is placed to enhance the strength of the existing jawbone for greater density. Once the grafts have fused to the bone, it can better accommodate a dental implant and increase the chances that dental implant results are successful and permanent. The bone graft material is usually readily available and 100% biocompatible. This procedure is done under local anesthesia. Dental Implant cost in Chennai excludes these auxiliary procedures an depending on the amount of graft material used, additional cost of INR 5000-15000 may be applicable.
Implant Supported Dentures
Conventional dentures rest on the gums causing the denture to move during speech or eating. Connecting a denture to implants eliminates the disadvantages of conventional dentures. The dentures are modified to snap onto two or more dental implants. The implants hold the dentures in place so that they don’t move, making speaking and chewing easier. Implant supported dentures (Overdentures) negates the need for adhesives and prevent dentures from moving. This allows the dentures to feel and act more like natural teeth.
A minimum of two implants is required for overdentures. The more the number of implants, the better is the stability. The connections between the implants and the denture can be by way of ball attachments or a bar framework. The choice of connector is specific to each individual. Dental Implant cost in Chennai for overdentures will be the same. Additional cost may be applicable for the attachments and the denture depending on the type. Dr.Smilez is one of the best implant dental clinics for this advanced procedure due to our experienced team and good lab support.
Guided Implant Surgery
Computerized Tomography (CT) Scans and 3-D imaging allows dentists to visualize the placement of dental implants in three dimensions, aiding in diagnosis and treatment planning. CT Guided Implant placement with an Implant placement software allows more predictable results of implant placement with increased precision in choosing the location for implant placement that will provide optimum function. Surgical stents are 3D printed to translate the digital positioning of implants in the patient’s mouth.
Additional diagnostics required is a Cone Beam CT of the jaws. Dental Implant cost in Chennai excludes this diagnostic CT that is mandatory for surgical guide fabrication. The additional cost can be a dampener but the benefits far outweigh the additional cost. While CT is preferable for even a single missing tooth, practically, guided surgery is recommended in full mouth replacement cases or when there is a compromised bone condition.
In special clinical situations, where there is absolutely no bone available in the upper jaw due to long term denture wear or bone disease, the only treatment option to provide a fixed replacement of all teeth is with the help of zygomatic implants. While dental implants take anchor in the jaw, zygomatic implants are anchored to the zygoma bone in the face. Generally, one zygomatic implant is placed on each side of the upper jaw, in combination with two conventional dental implants in the front teeth region. If there is no bone available in the front region also, and placement of conventional dental implants is not possible, two additional zygomatic implants are placed (Quad Zygoma). Zygomatic implants are usually immediately fitted with a fixed bridge upon placement.
The placement of Zygomatic implants is usually done under general anesthesia in a hospital setup. Guided surgery is preferable for predictable results. The success rate is 99% after 15 years of placement. Zygoma Dental Implant cost in Chennai ranges from 6 Lacs to 10 Lacs Indian Rupees.
Zirconium (CeraRoot) Implants
The conventional dental implants are made of titanium. Nowadays, more people are inclined to opt for a metal-free mouth, either due to personal choice or allergies. Newer advances in Dental Implants offer a metal-free dental implant made from Zirconia based ceramics (CeraRoot Implants). These implants are best suited to replace a single missing tooth especially in the front tooth region of the mouth. They are not preferred when multiple teeth are missing or for back teeth where the forces of chewing are maximum.
- Metal allergies
- Front teeth – to avoid metal exposure over a period of time due to gum recession
- Personal choice, if suitable
- One-piece implant allows for better gum health
- Very esthetic (for front teeth) as it is 100% white
- More expensive than Titanium Implants
- Limited clinical indications
- Newer technology