What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant involves a simple and painless surgical procedure that allows the natural replacement of a missing or decayed tooth. Implants are also used to anchor removable dentures. Unlike dentures, dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.

Know the Advantages
Crowns placed over implants look the same as natural teeth.
Individual teeth can be restored without damage to the nearby teeth.
Fixed dentures can be attached to dental implants, thereby requiring no removal for cleaning.
Removable dentures can be attached to dental implants in scarce jawbone.
Dental implants are made of titanium, which is the material best accepted by the body.

How Does an Implant Work?
Unlike other oral restorations, a dental implant does not require the support of other teeth. Dental implants use a titanium post to fuse the artificial root (post) with the surrounding bone. After the dental implant procedure, the bone heals around the implant and holds it in its place as it does with a natural tooth.

Dental implants are also used to support other whole dental prosthesis, like removable dentures, permanent bridges and crowns. Dental implants also ensure that dentures never fall out, allowing the person to eat and smile with confidence.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Strong foundation: Single-tooth implants, and implant-supported bridges and dentures do not slip out of place. This makes eating and talking as normal as possible.

Our patients refer that implant overdentures are more comfortable and provide a more natural feel than ordinary dentures.

In the case of missing teeth, an implant not only improves your smile and mastication, but also prevents:
-a contracting / scarce jawbone
-saggy cheeks (which make you look old))
-adjacent teeth from drifting in
-opposite teeth from protruding

Implants can last a lifetime, what makes them good value for money in the long run.

Most Common Uses of Dental implants

1. Single-tooth implant: It does not entail therapy for the surrounding teeth.
Dentures and bridges can be permanently attached to the implant or they can be inserted / removed. A strong anchorage means that, whether removable or fixed, they offer a significantly better experience (eat/ talk/ feel) than ordinary dentures.

2. Implant-supported bridge: The integration with the jawbone supports other teeth.

3. Implant-supported overdentures.

This procedure can be completed in one day; if it is more complex, it can take several months. At Dental Total, we can take care of all steps.

Starting Steps:

X-rays to determine if the jawbone can hold the implant.
Mouth models for the tooth replacements.
Therapy plan designed by our specialists.
Surgery using local anesthesia. Precise canals drilled for screw insertion. This fuses with the jawbone in 2-6 months.
A pillar is then attached to the implant, which will hold the crown / tooth replacement.
The custom-crafted crown is cemented or screwed to the pillar. In bridges / dentures, multiple crowns are attached at one time.


The intervention takes about 20 minutes; the patient is then prescribed antibiotics and analgesics to avoid post-surgery discomfort.
After the body has correctly accepted the material, a crown will be put in place. In cases involving cosmetic impact, a temporary restoration is attached until time is due to place a permanent crown.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

At Dental Total, we provide affordable dental implants.
If you don’t have health insurance, learn more about our Discounts and Benefits Plans, with which you can save up to 40% on regular fees for all our dental care. We also offer dental financing, to make this therapy accessible to all our patients.