Missing teeth and looking for a solution?
A Dental Implant 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.
In layman terms, dental implants are nothing but substitutes for the roots of missing teeth and are considered to be the most effective dental procedure for teeth replacement.
The procedure is done by our implantologist who is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dental Implants in Motor City
Why Choose Implants?
It can be horrifying to lose a tooth or teeth. Besides the physical appearance and losing of self-confidence, it can lead to related issues like impairment of speech and loss of chewing ability.
Dental implants are steady and eliminate the need of removable or partial dentures. Once you have your dental implants, you can eat, speak, smile and laugh to your heart’s content – and confidently too!
Think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone (A), they bond with your natural bone. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns.
A connector – known as an abutment (B) – is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth (C).
Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.
When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.
3D Guided Implant Surgery
We highly recommend this computer-guided surgery that ensures that the dental implant is guided three-dimensionally during the surgical procedure.
Precision of placement.
Decreased risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissues.
No incisions needed to the soft tissue.
Reduced postoperative complications.
Why choose Apex Medical?
There entails an immense amount of planning and evaluation before an implant may be planted. While the eventual success or failure of the implant depends on the health of the person receiving the treatment, the drugs prescribed and the health of the tissues and bone in the mouth, the skill, and experience of the Oral surgeon is of paramount importance to write that success story.
The amount of stress that will be put on the implant and fixture during normal function needs to be evaluated since the biomechanical forces created during chewing can be significant. Add to that, the positioning of the implant is determined by the surrounding teeth and their angulation and you really need to have a safe and experienced pair of hands (and a solid mind) to make those decisions.
Our Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Shyam Bhat has 9 years of experience and is also a Member of the American Academy of Implant dentistry – one of the few surgeons who has attained the Associate Fellowship Credential from them.
Our Dental Implant Specialists
Dr. Shyam S.Bhat
Dr. Shyam S Bhat is a Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and has an experience of 8 years. He is also a Member of American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and is one of the few Surgeons who has attained the Associate Fellowship Credential from the Academy.
After having completed his Bachelors degree in Dentistry, he pursued his Masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the prestigious AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences in Mangalore,India . He soon realised his passion of working in Dental Implantology, and has spent 6 months in Smile USA, New Jersey, perfecting the art and science of Implant Dentistry.
He has several publications to his credit in reputed journals.
He specialises in reconstructive surgery of the upper and lower jaws, especially for rehabilitation with dental implants. He is also the specialist who handles wisdom teeth removals and difficult extractions.
Dr. Akshaya Kulkarni
A Post graduate from the prestigious A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences in India, Dr. Akshaya has over 10 years of exclusive experience in the fields of oral Surgery and Dental implants while holding the rare honor of being an Associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Her work experience in diverse private and government organisations in the sub continent and Gulf region has enriched her career beyond bounds.
At the Apex Clinics Group, she will be treating patients for surgical and complex extractions of infected and wisdom teeth in addition to simple and complex Implant treatments.
Languages known: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and Tulu . Multilingual isn’t she ?
What many don’t know: She’s an ardent animal lover and her ‘Mojo’ is a rescued Golden Retriever Saluki mix who she loves beyond measure.
Besides the skill and expertise of the surgeon, only 2 other factors contribute to the long term success of the dental implant.
a) The amount and quality of the bone
b) Oral hygiene.
c) Smoking is a risk factor for the success of implants.
Just like we would care for natural teeth, brushing and flossing them twice a day would be good enough.
While a Diabetic patient can go ahead with an Implant, it is imperative that the blood sugar is well controlled.
The implants should be checked every six months just like a regular dental checkup.
Only the consulting surgeon will be able to provide relatively accurate timelines. This normally depends on a number of factors including the quantity and quality of bone.I f conductive, the implant can be placed and a temporary tooth can be fitted within a day and the final ceramic tooth can be fitted within a week.
Whilst the surgery is performed with a local anaesthetic , this is essentially a keyhole surgery which is virtually painless. The little pain there is, is reduced with the administration of painkillers.
It is virtually a painless surgery and there is no reason to take leave of absence from work.