A dental implant is a small screw usually made out of titanium, that replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, the dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a secure anchor for the replacement tooth.
People in good health have the best chance for successful implants, but having health issues doesn’t automatically preclude patients from getting dental implants. Success rates of dental implants are lower in smokers, and chronic conditions such as diabetes can delay healing.You need to care for your implants in the same way you do for real teeth – with diligent oral hygiene and regular dentist visits.
How Do I Know If I’m a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you consider having implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. These are major factors affecting the success and outcome of the implant surgery. It is advisable to have an X-ray for the evaluation of your gums, teeth and bone prior to travelling abroad to have implants. This will help us in providing you with specific information on the details of the treatment including the duration and the cost of the treatment.
Implants may be contraindicated if a patient is taking intravenous or oral bisphosphonates as this may put a patient at a higher risk for osteonecrosis . Osteonecrosis is a bone disease which results from the loss of blood supply to the bone.