by Praanav Dasarathi
Dr Ajay Sharma is a senior consultant and head dept of Dental sciences Max Smart Superspeciality Hospital. The Head of the department explains the use of dental implants and their advancements.
For many years the only possible option for dental problems or replacement of tooth were bridges and dentures, But nowadays dental implants are becoming prominent.
1. What are digital implants?
A. A dental implant is a metal post, usually made from titanium, which is surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gumline. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth as an n alternative to natural teeth.
2. What are the benefits of dental implants over existing dentures?
A. Improved appearance: Dental implants are designed to integrate permanently with the teeth bone and therefore look like your own teeth Improved speech: Dental implants avoid the slurred speech that you get with poor-fitting dentures
Improved comfort: Implants eradicate the discomfort caused by removable dentures
Easier for food intake: Unlike sliding dentures, dental implants allow you to eat your food without any pain
Improved oral health: Dental implant don’t require reducing the teeth
Durability: Implants are vey durable and last for a longer period
Convenience: Dental implants ward off the use of cumbersome adhesives
3. When would some one require a dental implant?
A. Dental implants are used to replace single tooth or several teeth or all. But this procedure depends on certain factors that entail:
Location of missing tooth or teeth
Quantity and quality of the jawbone
Health of the patient
4. Does it hurt to get a dental implant?
Dental implant is usually performed under local anesthetic so there will be no pain felt during the procedure. While there might be some inconvenience relying upon the individual circumstance and restoration needs, many patients are incredibly amazed and report that they feel better than they expected after the insertion.
5. What are the advancements you are looking for in dental implants?
“Our aim is to integrate technology with dental procedures for precise, economical and time efficient productivity.
Digitally integrated inserts ought to be made accessible to all dentally disabled individuals. We believe that through this endeavour, medical tourism in India will grow by leaps and bounds. By digitizing dental inserts, patients making a trip to India incur less expenses. Earlier strategies that took days to finish should now be possible within hours.
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