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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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

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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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