Discover Our Revolutionary Dental Implants Treatment That Has Changed The Lives Of Hundreds Of Patients
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. A person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat efficiently, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can chew and smile with confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. Dental implants act as a replacement for missing roots of a tooth. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed beneath the surface of your gums. They are made of medical grade titanium. Because titanium is biocompatible, each implant is able to naturally fuse with the bone to provide the area with unmatched support and stability.
Once the implants heal by a process called as ‘osseointegration’, restorations (like crowns, bridges or hybrids) are custom-made for ideal esthetics and function, which are then attached to the dental implants, completing your smile!
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
The ideal candidate for dental implants is a non-smoker, has healthy gums, has sufficient bone volume in their jaw to support an implant, and no medical problems. However, it does not mean implants are not possible otherwise.
During your first visit at Dental Lavelle, one of our doctors will evaluate you chairside and take a detailed medical history. For determining your bone volume, we will give you a prescription for getting a CBCT Scan (Cone Beam CT Scan) which is a 3 dimensional volumetric scan of your upper and/or lower jaw. Once we have this, a detailed consult with be performed by Dr. Druthil Belur, who can show you your plan using a state of the art virtual planning software explaining the steps and custom selecting your implant.
What brand of implants do we use?
There are over 200 manufacturers of implants worldwide. We use a company called ‘Straumann’, regarded as the #1 implant company worldwide. They are a Swiss company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Established in 1954, Straumann has been manufacturing implants for decades. With years of experience in research, manufacturing and high-quality products, Straumann implants are highly innovative, durable and safe.
While there are other excellent manufacturers of Dental Implants, Dr. Druthil Belur uses only Straumann Implants. He is a Key Opinion Leader for Straumann India and is one of the few U.S. trained Prosthodontists with formal surgical implant training in all of Asia. He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (www.iti.org) and has provided hand-on workshops, seminars and lectures to dentists all over India.
Schedule a visit for a detailed consultation to find out if implants are right for you!