Dental implants

Specialized Dentistry

Dental Implants

A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration where materials, such as titanium, form an intimate bond to bone.

The implant fixture is first placed, so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthesis.

Prior to the placement of dental implants, certain radiographs such as CBCT are required which are used for the assessment of the patient. After the preliminary analysis, the implants are placed with minor surgical procedure under local anesthesia. At braces and smile clinic our Implantologist uses some of the globally leading brands of implants like Nobel- Biocare, Biohorizon and Adin, which are popular world over. With the help of dental implant the single tooth or complete denture can be fixed depending of number of implant required at site and the bone and intra-oral structure