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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I have only eight teeth left in my mouth, and I want a complete set of implants. How much will it cost?
Query: Hi doctor,I have only eight teeth left in my mouth, and I want a complete set of implants. What it will cost? Also, let me know the time I have to spare for it.Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are three possible ways to restore your teeth. Removable dentures will cost you the lowest, between 20000 to 40000 rupees, depending on your city. Also, these dentures are not fixed, and you can remove them, so their functionality is co... Read Full »
Is an implant really necessary after extraction of second molar?
Query: Hi doctor, My second molar in the left side of upper jaw was extracted two months back. I thought of placing an implant. So, bone grafting was done. Now, I got few opinions that implant is not required in that region. Are there any future implications due to gap being there like displacement of adj... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Because you have done a bone graft, that means there would have been bone loss. The prognosis of the tooth will be poor after implant in that region. If your adjacent teeth are not having or showing any bone loss, you may opt for a fixed partial denture (bridge). Yes,... Read Full »
Can I get a bone graft in preparation for a subsequent dental implant while I am undergoing orthodontic treatment?
Query: Hi doctor,Can I get a bone graft in preparation for a subsequent dental implant while I am undergoing Invisalign treatment, or should I wait until the Invisalign treatment is over? A bone graft can take up to a year to heal, so I thought I could get a head start on it now. But, of course, if the Inv... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question I can understand your concern. If you can, please upload the radiograph you had done before so that I can see how much bone is there and how much augmentation is needed through a bone graft, also where bone graft is needed. Yes, there ... Read Full »
I have been experiencing infection around my implant since 10 days. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, About 10 days ago, I had a mandible jaw implant placed in my mouth and it got infected as the doctor did not close the stitches all the way. The pus started draining out and I had to go to the hospital. There is a biofilm around the implant and the doctors treated me with IV antibiotics ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.Implants if infected need to be removed as there will be no healing till it comes out. So basically I would suggest to get the implant out and the hard fibrous tissue will settle over three to six months.The scar tissue heals slowly and will get be... Read Full »
I had got a cyst removed in my jaw. Can an implant be placed in that area?
Query: Hello doctor, I have one cyst removal done six months back. I see no bone development. I am attaching the reports. Kindly review. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will be answering your query shortly. Kindly check your follow up messages. Thank you. Read Full »
I am having severe pain after the placement of a dental implant in my upper jaw. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, Three years ago, I did a tooth implant on tooth number 22. After the implant, immediately started paining on the same area of the face. Later, I have found out that I have a necrosis on tooth number 21. I was tried endodontic treatment but it did not succeed and the doctor recommended for... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, I totally understand the reason for you being disappointed in the dental treatment you received. As an implantologist, I need to tell you that not everyone can make good cases for implants. Dental implants can be successful only when you have ... Read Full »
Will diabetes create any issue in dental implant procedure?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 68 years old. She lost most of her teeth. Our doctor suggested full mouth dental implants. My mother has diabetes, and she is worried about the surgery and pain. I would like to know if she can go ahead with full mouth dental implants at this age? Will her diabetes create... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One can go with full mouth case with dental implants when the underlying bone conditions are ideal, which means patient's boney ridge should have adequate height and width. As per the age, there should not be any bony resorption. Bone conditions are important for impla... Read Full »
How do I replace a lower second molar after its extraction?
Query: Hello doctor, How do I replace a lower second molar being extracted? They told me the solution was autotransplantation. What should I do? Can braces fix this problem if they extract this second and third molar? Can braces replace this space? Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have lost your second molar tooth. The second molar is the most important tooth for grinding our food. This is good that you have a third molar; with the support of the first and third molar, you can go for a three-unit dental bridge. The second option is a de... Read Full »
I have been suffering from swelling since I have done bone grafting for the implant. Is that swelling normal?
Query: Hi doctor, I have bone grafting done for the implant of my top four central teeth. It was done under general anesthesia, and a molar was extracted to get some bone. I have considerable swelling now. However, the pain is reducing and also taking antibiotics. Is that much swelling normal? Please adv... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed for protecting the patient's identity). There will be swelling for five days to a week because of inflammation. However, the swelling looks normal as your submandibular spaces look fine, and the... Read Full »
I had implants placed in my mouth. Can you tell by looking at my X-rays if these are real or demonstration implants?
Query: Hi doctor,I had implants placed in my mouth. The doctor said he was recycling implants. I think he meant he put the demonstration models in my mouth. Now he is telling me that he needs to get an imprint of the implant and have a screw made that will fit it. The office told me that he had placed olde... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I can definitely assess implants by looking at the type they are placed in the jaw bone. By seeing the X-rays (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity), it looks as though these are older versio... Read Full »