Dental Implants: A better treatment option by best Dentist Dr. Smita Wagh at Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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Dental Implants: A better treatment option

What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a safe, medically proven, esthetic alternative to traditional crowns, bridgework, and dentures. Implant restorations look and feel more like natural teeth, they offer new levels of comfort, security, and confidence over traditional treatments.

How does dental implant work?
A dental implant is a small \"anchor\" made of titanium that is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. After osseointegration(when the surrounding bone has healed to the implant), a replacement tooth is secured to the top of the implant. This new tooth looks, feels and performs similarly to your natural teeth.

Dental Implant Benefits?
Maintain Anatomy: If you have missing teeth, the bone begins to shrink over time. Dental implants can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone so your face retains its natural shape.

Keep your healthy teeth safe: A better long-term alternative to bridgework, dental implants eliminate the need to grind down healthy teeth when replacing one or more adjacent teeth.

Security: Securely anchored dental implants do not slip or move. The result is superior comfort, reliability, and freedom from embarrassment.

What is involved in the implant procedure?
The process involves several steps that take place over a time period that averages from 4 to 9 months. The typical process will include:
Pre-treatment consultation: If you a good candidate for dental implants, you will then have thorough consultations with surgical and prosthetic specialties before your treatment begins.

Initial implant placement: Your practitioner places the dental implant into your jaw while you are under local anesthesia. Over the next several months, bone will heal to the surface if the implant, anchoring it into position.

Implant prosthetic attachment: During this phase, your practitioner painlessly attaches a prosthetic \"post\" to the implant. An impression will be taken and soon after, an artificial replacement tooth will be created for a natural restoration.

Proper maintenance: Your dental practitioner will guide you on the proper care and maintenance of your new implants before, during and after the procedure.

By following a regular routine of careful oral hygiene and regular check-ups, your implants will look, function and feel great for many years to come.

Dr. Smita Wagh
Dentist and Dental Implants Surgeon
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