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What is the Procedure for Dental Implants ?

Numerous people lose permanent teeth which causes discomfort and hinders day to day activities. While many resorted to temporary solutions like denture and bridges in the past, the present offers long-lasting and permanent solutions including full mouth dental implants. Dental implants are a secure replacement for missing teeth and fulfil about 90% of the functions of a real tooth. If you are a victim to tooth loss then dental implants are a great solution to your problem. They not only provide functionality but also enhance oral and facial appearance. Dr Vishwanathan Hiremath is one of the best dental implant surgeons inBangalore with more than two decades of experience providing excellent dental implant procedure, which is accessible and is safely executed by certified dentists. Before you opt for one, it can be interesting to have a look at the step-by-step procedure.

The first step towards a dental implant is the evaluation of your gums, jawbone and teeth. The implant that will be placed inside your gums needs a strong jawline to support it. The entire setup has to be durable enough to hold the crown that will be placed on it. Daily activities like chewing, grinding and tearing of food causes a lot of pressure on the teeth. The dental implant has to be strong enough to withhold the pressure. If your gums are analysed to be soft or are not strong enough, then you might need a bone grafting in your jawbone. In this process either artificial or natural bone from your body is grafted into your jaw. This helps your jawbone to become stronger over time. Bone grafting can take several months to heal. The tooth implant can then be placed inside the jawbone and left for a few more months for integration with the grafted jawbone.

Dental implants are of two types, endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implant is the common one where the screw/implant is drilled into the jawbone, whereas the subperiosteal implant is placed on the gums. Once dental implants are placed in the jawbones they are secured and left for a few months for osseointegration, which is integration of jawbones with the implant. This healing period provides support and stability to the implant and makes it strong and durable enough to withhold the abutment and the crown. After the implant has been stabilised inside the jawbone, an abutment is placed on it. Abutment is a structure that acts as a support to the crown. After the abutment is installed the dentist will then take oral measurements for the crown. An artificial crown will then be made that will be placed on the abutment. The crown can either be fixed permanently or can be temporary like a denture that can be placed and taken out as per convenience. After the completion of the entire procedure you will have to give your jawbone and denture time to heal. You might also go through pain, numbness or difficulty chewing for a while before you can fully utilise your dental implants.

Dr Vishwanath Hiremath is a dental implants specialist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with more than two decades of experience and expertise. He has been executing dental implant surgery for years and has hundreds of satisfied patients. He was recently named "Best Consultant Dentist and Maxillofacial Surgeon in South India" in 2021. His enthusiasm and dedication towards his patients are reflected in his work. He makes sure that his patients receive the best when it comes to treatment in dental implants. He also owns a chain of Dr. Hiremath Hospitals in Bangalore that is dedicated towards providing dental care and treatment. Dr. Hiremath understands the dental needs for the people of his country and encourages the adoption of modern medical treatments that are not only advanced in nature but also provide better dental solutions. You can visit Dr Hiremath in his dental implants centre in Bangalore for guidance and consultation on dental implants as replacements for missing teeth.

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