Dental Implants in Surat
If missing teeth cause you to miss out on the fun things in life – like eating your favourite foods or even smiling for family photographs – the doctor and the team at Nextdent can help you start enjoying your life again! We provide fixed solutions for missing tooth replacement with dental implant treatment in surat. Be it a single tooth, multiple missing teeth, or fully edentulous jaws, you can opt for dental implant-supported restorations, a permanent way to replace missing teeth.
Maybe you've heard a lot about dental implants. It's been said that they're modern dentistry's best option for replacing missing teeth as they offer the highest success rate of any tooth-replacement procedure and they can last you for as long as your natural teeth when properly cared for. In the long run, they turn out to be cost-effective and the most viable option of all.
Consequences of not replacing a missing posterior tooth
The main reasons people want to replace missing teeth are for cosmetic purposes and to enable them to chew their food easily. However, there are far more nasty consequences that can arise from not replacing missing teeth.
- Missing tooth leads to jaw bone loss within 3-6 months of time
- Without teeth being in place, a person’s facial features may start to look distorted, with sunken cheeks and skin wrinkling around the mouth. Ultimately it gives an aged appearance and also diminishes chewing ability.
- Drifting teeth into unoccupied spaces changes the contacts among them leading to malalignment and increased decay.
- When people can’t chew their food properly without pain, many simply eat less or choose to eat only soft food which doesn’t provide them with all the nutrients they require. Consequently, this takes a toll on the health of their whole body.
- Not only does this cause gum and facial pain, but with time the situation causes stress at the jaw joint (TemporoMandibular Joint) leading to chronic headaches, unexplained pain in neck and back region and sometimes tingling in the hands.
Dental Bridge Vs Dental Implant Supported Restoration - Which one is best?
The Dental implant is an ideal treatment option to replace a missing tooth for most healthy people and certainly, it’s a better option than a dental bridge as no adjoining teeth are involved in the treatment.
Unlike bridges, dental implants are considered conservative as they don’t require trimming of the adjacent virgin teeth (also known as Abutments) for the support. Thus we could also avoid an Intentional Root Canal Treatment in adjacent teeth which otherwise is needed to stop sensitivity in the future. Also as a consequence of the tooth loss, the bone and gums shrink below the dental bridges leading to food lodgement which further causes decay and fracture of the supporting adjacent teeth. It doesn't even overload the adjacent teeth and helps to keep the surroundings pristine.
Overall if we calculate the suffering involved, loss of another tooth, the amount of time invested for the appointments, and the redo cost of all this again, in the long term, a dental implant turns out to be the economic and best option over bridges.However, implants are avoided in patients with poor oral hygiene status, smokers, and patients with uncontrolled diabetes.
Frequently Asked Questions
A dental implant is nothing but a replica of a tooth-root made from biocompatible metals like titanium or zirconia - which first creates a sturdy foundation in the jaw bone over which an artificial tooth (Dental Crown and Bridge or a denture) can be attached. Permanent crowns over dental implants look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. You can have the confidence to do all the everyday things that you’ve stopped doing because of missing teeth or unsecured dentures. There is enough evidence to claim that dental implants are a safe and convenient way to replace lost teeth with natural-looking results and improved functions.
In spite of having over 500 dental implant manufacturing companies in the world, only the top 5 Brands make up 90% of the sales and out of which only 2-3 are available in India. The best dental implant for you may not be the best for your relative. Also not all dental implants are the same and they are priced differently due to differences in design, indication, technology, features, and quality. As each patient differs in their needs, bone quality, health problems, and eating habits, a single choice is not possible for everyone.
Since we have a thorough understanding of each brand, we could help you to identify the benefits and disadvantages of the options we offer and make the smart choices in which you find the value. Usually, while selecting the implant, one should look for its long-term availability, the company's international reputation, the amount of research the company carries out, and its special features and indications.
To understand this better, let's compare an implant to a car - Whether you buy the cheapest car or the most expensive imported one, both have to be serviced on time and some parts have to be replaced over time due to wear and tear. Similarly, there is a possibility that some parts may be needed in the future (after 5-10 years) to maintain your implant in the long run. It is less likely to get future support from the dealers than companies. At such times, if those parts cannot be made available, it may lead to the implant being deemed a liability which may prove to be an expensive affair or we may have to bury that implant for a lifetime. So the most important thing is to have this foreign company's presence in India.
As and when you add special features to the basic model of the car, the prices vary. Their costs also depend on the company's reputation and the service they provide. We never compromise with safety features, and mileage and always select the car needing the least maintenance, isn't it? Whenever something is placed in the body, it is equally important not to compromise on its quality. The top few implant brands are carrying out tremendous amounts of research and development to improve the vast number of features a tiny little dental implant has. This increases predictability and success rates. Because of their research patents, other companies cannot make a vivid copy of it and that is why the research products are a bit expensive but in my opinion, they deserve to be trusted.
At NxtDent Dental Clinic, one of the best dental clinics in Surat for dental implants, we offer the best brands and types of dental implants to deliver the maximum to the patients. Our recommendation would be based on the systemic well-being of the patient, location of the missing tooth, your eating habits, quality, and quantity of available bone and we also consider the time of implant placement after tooth extraction.
Book a consult today to find out which implant is best for you?
You shouldn’t avoid getting a fully functioning smile because you’re afraid you can’t find affordable dental implants! At Nxtdent, we have flexible financing options, and we’ll do everything we can to work with your budget.
There are various factors that affect the cost of implant treatment including:
- The number of teeth that need to be replaced
- The type of artificial tooth (Dental Crown) that will be attached to the implant.
- The type of implant(s) that will be appropriate in your case
- The need for any additional procedures like Bone Grafting or sinus lifts
- Number of Appointments required
- Consumables and Armaments to be used
According to The New York Times, the cost for a dental implant to replace a single tooth is estimated to be in the range of $3,000 to $4,500 (roughly around 2 to 3.5 lakhs Indian Rupees). At NextDent Dental Clinic, the same implant treatment would roughly range from INR 25,000 to 75,000 (less than 1000 USD) depending on the type and company. Indians may want to argue not to link implant costs with foreign countries BUT the comparison is obvious as high-quality equipment, instruments, materials, and implants used in India are imported. In fact, implant treatments in India are provided at highly subsidised rates which makes us the hub for Dental Tourism. Many NRIs and international patients travel to us at Nxtdent Dental Clinic, India only for their dental needs.
Don't you think implants which serve you virtually for a lifetime are worth over INR 35,000 android phones which don't even last for 5 years! Thus, considering the return for the investment that you’ll get from securing a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile, the cost is justified.
No two patients or their treatments are exactly alike. To make sure that your implant looks good; it is important that you visit an experienced, credentialed implant dentist like our specialist Implant Dentist Dr. Ankit Desai.
Since dental implants are not susceptible to dental decay, unlike natural teeth, maintaining the health of the gums is vital for the lasting implant success.
There are 3 aspects to the longevity of your dental implants.
Quality-Related: Implant design and the amount of research the company carries out. It also depends on the quality of bone grafts and other consumables used during the surgery. Selecting branded implants ensures the safety and sustainable quality. It makes surgery more predictable and assures the long-term availability of the component.
Clinician’s related: Surgeon’s Skill, Treatment planning, and the technology used while surgery makes the difference. Implant surgery is a sophisticated procedure and it is essential to choose a dental implant expert like Dr. Ankit Desai who has received extensive training and possesses skills and experience to assess your situation and custom design a personalised treatment plan just for you.
Patient’s related: Poor oral hygiene is the biggest reason for peri-implantitis. Factors like smoking, diabetes, lack of calcium & Vit. D3, osteoporosis, immunosuppression, blood disorders, existing oral infections, and Patients receiving Inj. bisphosphonate or antidepressant therapy can have an adverse effect on the implants. Maintaining overall health and altering habits usually helps to last long. Meticulous home care and regular professional cleanings are essential elements for dental implant sustainability.
Needless to say, there is no lifetime guarantee for the implant but it is definitely in your hands to extend its life. We have followed up with patients having uneventful dental implants for up to 20 years.
During implant treatment, laughing gas sedation will be used and you will also be given post-op care instructions. This will make the procedure almost pain-free. While discomfort and bruising may occur, this typically lasts only a short time.
Treatment time varies from patient to patient depending on the quality and quantity of available bone to place the implant. It is possible to place a dental implant in one day. Typically, you will have some type of temporary teeth until your implants integrate with the bone. Usually, we prefer to avoid loading them immediately for long-term success and restore the implants within 3-4 months. However, It is important to consult your implantologist and plan your visit accordingly.
Patients travelling from overseas should be in India for a minimum of 15-20 days for the surgical treatment to allow us to check for any possible complications. Should complications arise after you have returned home, you would either have to fly back to India so that we could take care of your problems or you would have to consult your local periodontist, which will cost you.
If the jawbone is not wide enough to accommodate implants and bone grafting is not possible, Implant therapy may not be possible.
Untreated periodontitis or uncontrolled diabetes makes it difficult to place an implant because of the risk of failure due to infection or poor healing. Such conditions need medical attention and once treated favourably, implants can be performed.
Implants are also not suitable for people who take medication for osteoporosis – bisphosphonates or Denosumab – as they are at a higher risk of developing necrosis of the jaw bone. Patients taking antidepressant drugs or with poor Vit D3 levels possess a significant risk of failure. Such patients need a consultation before implant placement.
Other medical conditions that rule out the use of implant treatment options include:
- Blood-clotting disorders.
- Deficiencies in the immune system.
- Severe systemic illnesses and drug abuse.
- If you smoke. Smokers have a greater risk of developing peri-implant diseases and the chances of experiencing loosening of their implant are higher. Quitting smoking will significantly increase your chances of successful implant therapy and achieving long-lasting results.
The most common causes of implant failure are poor oral hygiene, a history of periodontitis, and smoking. If tooth cleaning is poor, bacteria will build up on the implant surface and cause inflammation of the surrounding mucosa – which is known as peri-implant mucositis.
If left untreated, mucositis can progress to a more dangerous condition called peri-implantitis, in which there is greater damage to the bone and tissue around the implant. Eventually, the implant becomes loose, which needs to be replaced – and this could require additional bone grafting and regenerative procedures to develop new bone.
Peri-implantitis is usually much more difficult to treat than periodontitis.Warning signs of peri-implant diseases include:
- Increased tendency for the gums to bleed during brushing and interdental cleaning.
- Swelling of the gums.
- Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
- The loosening of the implant, bridge, or dentures.
Regular check-up visits with your implantologist will help ensure that any problems are picked up early and thus help prevent their onset. If you notice any signs of peri-implant disease mentioned above, you must make an appointment with your dentist or periodontist as quickly as possible.