Dr. Mandeep Singh Bawa
Dr. Bawa, from Bawa Dental Clinic, Sector 40, Chandigarh, talks about the merits of dental implants and also explains the procedure of getting perfect-looking dentures.
What are dental implants?
We’re going to talk about dental implants today. It is a revolutionary thing in the dental field nowadays. The best thing about dental implants is that they can replace a missing tooth without damaging the adjacent tooth. It is like your own natural teeth, which we replace with implants.
What is the dental implant procedure?
The main thing in the implant is that we have a titanium screw which we put in the jawbone, and we fix the tooth on that. So that becomes the root of the structure, and we can chew very effectively with this replacement. Now I would explain to you what implants are using this model, making the explanation easy to understand. Suppose we have three teeth missing here. So what we do is we put two implants in the jawbone. And then, we can put the upper teeth on these implants. And the patient will have no issue chewing with these implants.
How can a tooth implant help fix loose dentures?
One of the very common problems today is loose and ill-fitting dentures in older adults. And nowadays, with implants, we can fix the dentures in the mouth, like this. I suppose this is the jaw, and this is the ill-fitting denture. So, What we do is we put 1,2,3,4 implant in the jaw and fix the denture. It fits perfectly, and there is no movement in the denture as such: The patent can chew very easily with these types of dentures.