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Attend A Free Consultation

Every dental implant procedure begins with a free consultation. At this consultation, our doctors create a customized treatment plan just for you, and you will learn exactly how much dental implants will cost you, without having to worry about any surprise fees.

Pre-Procedure Exam

When you have decided that you are ready to move forward with dental implants, you will meet with a prosthodontist, who will finalize your treatment plan and begin to prepare everything you’ll need for your procedure. Once this exam is complete, you are ready to schedule your procedure.

Dental Implant Procedure

This is your big day. When you walk out of your procedure, your dental implants will be in place and you’ll go home with a temporary set of teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Post Procedure Check Ups

It is important to keep in mind there is a recovery period following your dental implant procedure. Typically patients will be on a soft food diet for several weeks to a few months while their implants heal. During this time, the typical patient will come back in for several checkups to ensure that everything is healing properly. All of your post op checkups are at no additional cost.

Receive Your Permanent Teeth

This is the final step! When your mouth has finished healing and your new dental implants have stabilized, we will replace your temporary teeth with your new permanent teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. In other words it is nothing but replacement tooth roots.

Modern dental implants make use of osseointegration, the biologic process where bone fuses tightly to the surface of specific materials such as titanium and some ceramics.

How does an implant work?

The dental implant, is placed surgically into the jawbone

As you heal, your implant will osseointegrate, or fuse with, your natural jawbone, with the two growing together to form a strong and long-lasting foundation for your replacement teeth. This healing process can take weeks to months. Once the implant bonds with the jawbone, a small connector – called an abutment – is placed on top of the dental implant to connect the implant to the replacement tooth or teeth.

An individual tooth, an implant-supported bridge or dentures containing multiple teeth are then attached to the abutment

Can anyone get implants?

Yes, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant

What are the different type of implants?

Broadly speaking, there are two different types of implants.
  • Endosteal implants: These dental implants are placed in the jawbone. Typically shaped like small screws, cylinders or plates, they are the most commonly used type of implant.
  • Subperiosteal implants: These dental implants are placed under the gum but on, or above, the jawbone. This type of implant may be used in patients who have a shallow jawbone and cannot or do not want to undergo a procedure to rebuild it.

What are the advantages of getting implants?

  • An implant is the most natural looking replacement for a teeth.
  • It gives you the same bite strength as natural teeth
  • There is a 98% success rate for dental implants and even after 10 years in place, there is a 95% success rate for the implants.
  • Lesser chances of damage compared to dentures

What is the treatment?

Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery and is performed in different stages:
  • The damaged tooth is first removed.
  • The jawbone is then prepared for surgery, a process that may involve bone grafting.
  • Once it heals, the dental implant metal post is placed into the jawbone.
  • The healing period after the above procedure may last several months.
  • Once the healing is done, an abutment — an extension of the implant metal post — followed by the new artificial tooth (crown) is implanted.

What are the risks involved?

Like any surgery, a dental implant surgery too poses some health risks. Risks include:
  • Infection at the implant site
  • Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels
  • Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin
  • Sinus problems, when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into one of your sinus cavities

Time taken:

The entire process can take three to nine months and sometimes longer.
Much of that time is devoted to healing and waiting for the growth of new bone in your jaw.

Healing time:

The surgical site usually heals in 10-14 days. If your stitches aren't self-dissolving, your dentist removes them in about 10 days.

After the surgery one can expect:

  • Swelling of your gums and face
  • Bruising of your skin and gums
  • Pain at the implant site
  • Minor bleeding

How does one care for the implants?

A dental implant feels and functions like normal teeth and requires the same care. Brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups is how one cares for an implant too.

Dental Implants vs Dentures

Preserve remaining jawbone and maintain facial structure (keeps you looking young) Decreasing jawbone quality can lead to further deterioration of facial structure
Feel and function like natural teeth Can feel fake and unnatural
Strong, stable and securely attached to the jaw;
fit comfortably
Often slip and move around;
cause discomfort
No need for creams or adhesives Likely require creams and adhesives
Help restore normal chewing capacity Restricted chewing capacity (often have to avoid certain foods)
Long-lasting solution Eventually need to be remade or relined
Easy care and cleaning Need to be removed regularly for cleaning
Investment can last a lifetime Less expensive, but often less effective

Know Your Doctor

Mr Dr. Ganesh Shetty
Dental Surgeon


All-on-4dental implants, Advanced surgeries implantology, Wisdom tooth extractions

About Doctor

Dr Ganesh Shetty is a Dentist with clinical experience in diagnosing and treating the patients with various diseases. He has over 18 years of experience. he practices at Dental and Orthodontic Clinic and is one of the few clinics in Bangalore with its own OPG X-ray machine. He has worked in M S Ramaiah Dental College in the Department of Oral Pathology.
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