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Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Dental implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to ill-fitting dentures or bridgework.
The department of Dentistry at Lifeline Hospital provides complete solutions to various dental problems under one roof. We have a team of well qualified specialist dentists working together to deliver the best and latest available treatments using our high-tech equipments.
The implant placement usually takes 45-60 minutes depending on the location and number of implants. It is usually done under local anaesthesia and is not painful. Post placement your dentist may prescribe medication to alleviate any pain you may have.
Whereas no medical treatment can be guaranteed 100% without risks and failures, implant operation is considered to be very safe. The prosthetic phase of treatment is basically non-invasive and non-surgical in nature.
Like any surgery, dental implant surgery poses some health risks. Problems are rare, though, and when they do occur they're usually minor and easily treated. Risks include:
- Infection at the implant site
- Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels
- Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin
- Sinus problems, when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into one of your sinus cavities
- Practice exceptional oral hygiene : Just as with your natural teeth, implants, artificial teeth and gum tissue must be kept clean. Specially designed brushes, such as an inter-dental brush that slides between teeth, can help clean the nooks and crannies around teeth, gums and metal abutments.
- See your dentist regularly : Schedule dental checkups every six months to one year to ensure the health and proper functioning of your implants.
- Avoid damaging habits : Don't chew hard items, such as ice and hard candy, which can break your crowns - or your natural teeth. Avoid tooth-staining tobacco and caffeine products. Get treatment if you grind your teeth.
Just as with your natural teeth, implants, artificial teeth and gum tissue must be kept clean. Specially designed brushes, such as an inter-dental brush that slides between teeth, can help clean the nooks and crannies around teeth, gums and metal abutments.