Dental Implant

Dental implants are made of titanium screws, and it is placed in the jawbones in place of the missing tooth to replace the roots of the missing tooth. After the screw is placed, the fusion of the implant and jawbone takes place. After fusion, a prosthesis is placed over it that resembles the natural tooth. It provides better phonetics, stability, and mastication when compared to dentures.

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My mother is suffering from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Should she go for an implant or a complete denture?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and her teeth have become loose and are falling one by one. The dentist has recommended her to get her teeth removed and get artificial teeth. He suggested implants and said her bone height and gum conditions are good for implants, but I fear she m...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think implants are a good idea. When natural teeth are falling off on their own due to gum problems, then the implant will definitely fail. So it would be best if she only have removable complete dentures. Thank you.   Read Full »

I have four extracted upper teeth, and three extracted lower teeth. What dental procedure is required to fill the extracted teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, What dental service do I need when I have four extracted upper teeth and three extracted lower teeth? And I want to fill them permanently. Currently, I a using a marvel for long time and they do not fit anymore. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are doing good. The extracted teeth have to be replaced. No need to replace wisdom teeth. But the replacement has to be done after complete healing of the wound. The replacement can be a removable partial denture or a fixed partial denture. It can be a flexi...  Read Full »

I have a white pointed lump on the gum line underneath my implant. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had three basal implants done on my lower jawline six months back. For one month, I started chewing hard food on my implants. After that, I saw a few cracks on the white part, so I stopped per the doctor’s advice. Then, I saw a white pointed hard lump on the gum line underneath my impl...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern. I checked your attachment files (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), and I can say that it looks like the material used in the implant is not good, so cracks have developed. The lingual expansion may be due to the improper po...  Read Full »

I had basal implants in the posterior area of my lower jaw. What is the reason for pigmentation in that area?

Query: Hi doctor,Six months back, I had basal implants on the posterior area of my lower jaw after removing the wisdom tooth. There is a dark spot surrounding the implant with a mild suction-like sensation near the cheek. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to will be answering the query shortly.   Read Full »

Can I get dental implants if I do not have enough supporting bone strength?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old and still have two baby teeth without permanent teeth (13 and 28). They are not in good health, and I never had the bone around, making the adjacent teeth want to close the gap. It seems that I do not have enough bone for a dental implant. Now, this upper tooth is gettin...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can solve this problem with a simple FPD (fixed partial denture) or bridge system, or an RPD (removable partial denture). But that would be possible only once these teeth are removed. The implant as a solution depends on the CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) report...  Read Full »

Why am I having pus discharge from my dental implant even after taking antibiotics for three days?

Query: Hi doctor,Seven days back, I had got two dental implants. Two days after the surgery, the tissue around one of them became red, and I had severe pain. I took oral antibiotics, went to the doctor, who did an x-ray of the implants and said everything was fine with the implants. But, the inflammation d...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to am analyzing your report and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's privacy). I will send you the details shortly.  Read Full »

Which implant is better for my 50-year-old wife with a bone density of D3? Immediate loading or delayed implant?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is nearing 50, and she needs a dental implant. Should I go for an immediate loading implant or delayed implant, with or without bone grafting? Her bone density is D3. I have attached the test reports. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the attachments and reports. The reports are all good. There is not much bone loss, and density D3 is normal for posterior mandibular teeth. I concluded that the teeth had not been extracted long back from the case study. I suggest you go for bone grafting, a...  Read Full »

Can the open bite as a result of orthodontic relapse be fixed?

Query: Hi doctor,I have misaligned teeth due to not wearing a retainer after I had worn braces 16 years ago. I am now 31 years old. I was firmly rejected for braces recently by the orthodontist because of some root canals treatments and extractions (last upper molar missing would be a huge risk) that are d...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. Indeed the condition of your dentition is not good (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There are missing molars, and the overbite has increased because of missing molars allowing front teeth to erupt more and causing deep bite....  Read Full »

I have only four teeth remaining in my mouth. Am I eligible for flexible or immediate dentures?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know if flexible dentures are good for a person having bridging on one side (left side four teeth) and no teeth on the rest of the upper jaw. I heard you need to have more teeth to be eligible for flexible dentures? I would also like to know if life-long dentures can be...  Read Full »

Dr. Gagan Khanna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Fixed treatment for the missing teeth can be done using implants. Time duration to complete the procedure is from a week to a few months. It depends on the factors like the amount and quality of the bone present and ...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to floss on all sides of the dental implant to prevent infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently underwent my right lower molar removal and got an implant with a crown. I am aware that I should floss on the sides of the crown, but I am worried that I might damage the peri-implant barrier while flossing as there is a possibility that my floss could slip under the cr...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1) If proper hygiene is not maintained, it is possible to get peri-implantitis which is oral mucosal (tissue lining in the mouth) inflammation and bone loss around the implant region over time. 2) Food lodgement happens if there is space between the implant and the ...  Read Full »

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