Dental Implants

Dental implants are permanent, natural-looking replacements for missing teeth that can help you improve function like chewing and speaking along with the appearance of your smile. The experienced dentists at The Dental Inc. can create custom-designed, precise teeth restorations for patients looking to take advantage of this remarkable treatment. Our practice utilizes the advanced Cone Beam X-Ray technology in the dental implant planning stage to take a 3-D map of your entire mouth – allowing us to provide the most accurate and precise fit for your dental implants.

In common terms, a dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. It is available in various sizes and thickness for different clinical situations. The implant is placed in the bone where jaw accepts the implants and bone formation or osseointegration takes place around the titanium screw. Thus giving implants the feel and look of natural teeth.

Dental Implants Candidates

If you are considering dental implants, the following information can help you get a better idea of the qualifications necessary for the procedure. Candidates for dental implants include :

  • Patients who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth
  • Patients who are looking for a permanent alternative to dentures
  • Patients who have adequate jawbone density to accommodate the implant
  • Patients who do not have certain conditions or diseases, such as uncontrolled diabetes, which may affect proper healing after implant placement

During your initial consultation, our dentist will talk with you about your options and determine which treatment may be best for your needs.


Individual Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are an effective option for patients missing individual teeth. Implants are like a metal root replacing the original tooth. After the implant restoration process is complete, gaps are eliminated and function and appearance are restored. In addition, dental implants do not require surrounding teeth to be cut down, as some tooth replacement options do.

The implant is placed into the bone.

Then it is covered with a protective cap while it is allowed to heal.

After healing, an abutment is attached to provide the core of the replacement tooth.

The final step is to affix a natural-looking porcelain crown to the abutment. The crown is customized to match the size, shape, and color of surrounding teeth.

At our practice, the entire dental implants procedure can be completed in as few as four months.Contact us today to learn how dental implants could change your smile.

Implant Bridges

Implant bridges are a comfortable, effective option for individuals missing one or more adjacent teeth. Implant supported bridges are permanently fixed to the implant posts to allow for maximum support.

The implant posts are placed and allowed to bond to the surrounding bone and heal in the same manner as single tooth implants.

After the appropriate healing time, temporary abutments are placed to allow contouring of the tissue.

The final step requires the removal of the temporary abutments and the placing of permanent abutments which function as the core of the replacement teeth.

The bridge is then permanently attached to the dental implants without the use of metal hooks or clasps. The result is a naturally beautiful, healthy-looking smile.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures, also known as anchored dentures, use a special attachment to provide a more secure and stabilized fit when compared to traditional dentures. Unlike regular dentures that rest on the gums, implant supported dentures “snap” into place with dental implants that have been fused to the jawbone. As a result, the dentures look and function more like natural teeth. Patients no longer have to worry about their dentures slipping or falling out, and they can eat, speak, and smile with a greater sense of comfort and confidence! If you are a current dentures wearer and are dissatisfied with their fit and feel, Braces & Beyond – Complete Dental Care can help you enhance the appearance and function of your teeth with implant dentures.

What are the benefits of Implant Supported Dentures?

There are a number of benefits patients can enjoy with implant-supported dentures. While traditional dentures are a viable option, implant supported dentures offer several distinct advantages over them, including :

  • Natural-looking, aesthetically-pleasing results
  • No adhesives or pastes
  • Alleviation of bad breath associated with dentures
  • Restored functionality and ability to chew, drink, and speak normally
  • Increased comfort
  • Simplified maintenance – dentures can be cleaned and brushed the same way natural teeth are cared for
  • Reduced potential for bone atrophy

Who is a good candidate for Implant Supported Dentures?

Candidates for implant-supported dentures include patients who are :

  • Missing all or multiple teeth
  • Seeking a more secure form of denture
  • Enough jawbone density to support dental implants

During your consultation with Dr. Varun Parikh or Dr. Neha Palvia Parikh,they will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures. Depending on your individual needs, there are many options in anchoring full or partial dentures. Our cosmetic dentist will discuss the different aspects with you and help you consider all options before recommending a particular treatment plan.

Planning for Implants – Cone Beam X-Ray Technology (3D CBCT)

CBCT scans coupled with state of the art 3D software represents a tremendous leap forward in Dental Implant treatment planning. Prior to this combination, implants had to be planned with a 2-dimensional x-ray, leaving out the most important factors in both the predictability (bone density and bone width) and safety (3D relationship of the implants and nerves).

Now, with the exciting Cone Beam technology, a quick 20 second scan is processed to recreate your true 3D anatomy, allowing us to do “virtual surgery” on your jaw, placing the correct size implant into the ideal location for you.

What this new technology means to you is quick insertion of implants into the precise position with no “guesswork” during your treatment. Prior to your insertion procedure, you will be shown your case, and you can see exactly what will be placed and where. There will be no surprises!

The Dental Implant Procedure

Today’s dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from other teeth. This appearance is aided in part by the structural and functional connection between the dental implant and the living bone. Implants are typically placed in a single sitting but require a period of osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process by which direct anchorage of a dental implant root and the bone of the jaw occurs. Osseointegrated implants are the most commonly used and successful type of dental implant. An osseointegrated implant takes anywhere from three to six months to anchor and heal, at which point our dentist can complete the procedure with the placement of a crown. Once the implant has anchored with the jawbone, an artificial prosthesis may be attached and the process is done. If osseointegration does not occur, the implant will fail.

Success Rates of Dental Implants

Dental implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry. There is no guarantee that an implant procedure will be successful, but studies have shown a five-year success rate of 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw implants. The success rate for upper jaw implants is slightly lower because the upper jaw (especially the posterior section) is less dense than the lower jaw, making successful implantation and osseointegration potentially more difficult to achieve. Lower posterior implantation has the highest success rate for all dental implants.

Our dentists will evaluate your needs during an initial consultation and talk with you about your options. For most patients, dental implant procedures have extraordinary success rates and significantly improve form and function of the teeth with permanent results.

What is a dental implant?

Dental implant is an “anchor” that is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of the missing tooth root. Once the surrounding bone gets attached to the implant, a replacement tooth is attached to the top of the implant. The implant is permanent, stable and even looks like natural teeth, making them an ideal solution to tooth loss.

Who should consider dental implants?

Anyone missing tooth/teeth can look at implants as an option. Implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge can fill for one or a few of the teeth that are missing. In case all teeth are missing, then implants may also be placed to anchor a loose denture.

How is dental implant done in cases with bone loss?

In case of existing bone loss, bone expansion can be done to create a more ideal situation for the implant(s). A proper consultation with your dentist can help you plan a procedure as per your individual needs.

How long is the dental implant process?

There are three phases of implant.

  • The first phase involves the placement of implant and most implants will remain covered under the gums.
  • After 3-6 months, in the second phase, metal post/extension is attached to the implants.
  • Then in the third phase replacement teeth are created and fitted. This requires a few appointments for try-ins and corrections to achieve the desired results. The total implant process usually takes 5-8 months, which can vary from patient to patient.

Before And After Image Of Dental Implants :

Will I be without teeth or unable to eat for a long time?

During the first phase of implant, the patient needs to follow a soft diet for the first couple of weeks so as to not put any stress on the jawbone.

Which are the advantages of using dental implants?

Implants are stronger and easy to install without damaging the neighbouring teeth. They are easy to maintain i.e. clean and floss just like natural teeth. The best thing about them is that implants are more durable and not prone to decay. With implants, one can eat better, enjoy more foods, get better nutrition. Additionally, there is improved comfort, improved speech, convenience and improved self-esteem