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 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 »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 crown ...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

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 nea...  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. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

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

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