In case you didn’t know, there are millions of people across the world and Nepal who do not have full sets of teeth in their upper or lower jaw. There are countless reasons like trauma or injury or cavities or gum diseases that are known to cause this but we have one single solution, i.e. Dental Implants.

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FAQ

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a titanium-made tooth root that looks natural and lasts for a long time. It’s impossible to differentiate the implant from the normal teeth.

Who will benefit from dental implants?

If you are considering implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too soft or is too short then you may require a bone graft. There is no doubt on the success rate of implants; however, one needs to take a few steps to ensure the success which includes:

• Practicing Good Oral Hygiene
• Quit Smoking and Drinking
• Avoid chewing hard foods
• Avoid eating too hot or too cold foods
• Visit your dentist every six months to check up on your implants

How long does it take?

The procedure generally takes a couple of hours per implant.

Dental Dentures

What is Denture?

A denture is a removable substitute for missing teeth and tissues around it. There are two types of dentures; full and partial dentures. When all the teeth are missing, complete dentures are used, while partial dentures are used when there are some natural teeth left.

Who will benefit from it?

Dentures are generally worn by people of the old age group in Nepal. Since people suffer tooth loss, toothaches, and several other problems once they age, most of the dentists recommend( complete denture ) to get a full set of healthy teeth.

You should consider dentures if you have the following signs and symptoms:

• You have chronic toothaches
• You have loose teeth
• You have red, swollen, or bleeding gums
• You have one or more missing teeth
• You are unable to speak or chew properly
• Your teeth are badly decayed

How long does it take?

The process usually takes 4-5 visits as the dentures are custom made. First, the remaining teeth need to be removed and the gum needs to be healed. Then the dentist will measure your jaw and gums to make models of your jaw. So, it usually takes about 3 to 6 weeks to get dentures.

Dental Implants Vs. Dentures: Which one should you get?

Dentures are false teeth, and they might not be suitable for everyone, though their quality has improved. If not sealed with denture adhesive, dentures may fall out of place when chewing or speaking, which may be humiliating in front of others. Not only this, partial dentures may cause inflammation and deterioration in other teeth if they are not properly fitted. If you have healthy gums and jaw, then you should opt for dental implants. With good oral hygiene, your implants can last for more than two decades.

That being said, for people whose gums and jaws are weak or unhealthy or have severe tooth decay, dentures may be their best choice.