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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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Could my face change while awaiting implant placement?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently lost a crown, and as a result, I have to get the tooth out, and I have to get an implant. I have two teeth missing on the other side already for the last 10 years. They are all are molars, top, and bottom on the other side. I read that this can change the shape of the face, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Iyer Parth Laxminarayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not pay attention to such misconceptions. The treatment has now become very aesthetic and sophisticated. You should not worry at all about aesthetics.  Read Full »

I want to replace a few extracted upper and lower teeth. Please help.

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 M

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 »

A 68-year-old diabetic lost most of her teeth. Is dental implant safe?

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 »

Dr. Kandi Disha Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 imp...  Read Full »

Can I leave immediate denture over implant for a month? Will it lead to any infection?

Query: Hi doctor, What are the ramifications if you lose 20 pounds with new dental implants? I have lost seven pounds since this month. Also, having immediate dentures over implants, my dentist gave me a water pik and said it is fine to leave the immediate dentures in for a month while my extraction area ...  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. Regarding weight loss with respect to the dental Implants, I do not see any reason from your query that could lead to the weight loss. Dental implants do not lead to weight loss. However, what I could...  Read Full »

I have to remove an infected tooth. Can it alter my facial features?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an infected root canal. It is a molar and it is next to an implant. I really want to pull it due to money. But I cannot afford an implant and I am concerned about facial features if I pull the tooth and let it go without an implant.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. You can absolutely choose to get the tooth removed in case of financial situations. But what I reckon would be to go for the cheapest replacement options such as a removable partial denture where you still mai...  Read Full »

I have frequent infections in my dental implant. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my tooth removed and a dental implant done five months ago. About three months ago it got infected. I went to my dentist, who cleaned out the infection and prescribed antibiotics. The infection did not go away, so I was prescribed antibiotics two more times. Once again, the infe...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to That is hard that you got infected several times. If still infection persists, now your dentist must remove the implant and let the area heal. Maybe this foreign body is not accepted well by the immunity of your body so infection had occurred. Antibiotic coverage is enoug...  Read Full »

Why does the dental bridge become loose and sensitive after a while?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tooth extraction in the past to replace that I had opted for a bridge. As a result, the tooth beside my missing tooth was drilled to some extent. After having that just in a span of one month a part of the bridge is chipped out. I could not chew hard food from that canine and al...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Yes, it is possible to replace your faulty bridge with an inbuilt type of replacement (Implants). The nearby tooth which was reduced for support needs root canal treatment. During bridge replacement, the n...  Read Full »

What are the chances of implant damage during rugby play?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a professional rugby player who has recently broken and had my three front teeth removed. I have had two implants fitted and currently have to wear a denture until I get the crown and bridge fitted. I have been advised by one dentist to avoid playing rugby again as an impact coul...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The normal healing time of bone is six to eight weeks. However, complete healing may take anywhere between three to six months. In the case of implants, it will take a minimum of three months for it to closely adapt to the surrounding bone ...  Read Full »

My second molar has been removed. Is an implant necessary?

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 adja...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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, t...  Read Full »

I have space between my teeth after premolar removal. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had my premolars on the right side of my face, number four upper and five lower, removed, and now I am regretting it after reading all the negatives on premolar extraction. What can I do? I am only 18 and cannot have dental implants. I have wisdom teeth coming in. Can I use t...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do understand your concern. See, premolar extraction is done only in case of crowding in orthodontic treatment. You must have read about facial deformation, but major deformation is caused by canines. Lastly, you are in the growth phase so any deformation will be bal...  Read Full »

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