Dental Implants in Pune, India at Smilekraft Dentistry

The first thing that may come to your mind when you hear about dental implants would be pain!!! We say this because the most common question that we are asked about dental implants or rather most of the dental procedures is, “How much it’s gonna hurt?”, or “Are dental implants painful?”. Well, in all honesty, most of the times they are not painful barring few rare occurrences. But before we tell you more about that and why “pain with dental implants” should not be your consideration, let us explain you some important features and details about dental implants and how Smilekraft Dentistry in Pune, India can help with dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants, a revolution in dentistry, are the perfect solution to replace missing teeth or stabilize loose dentures. They are the best standard of care for people with missing or broken down teeth. With dental implants, you no longer would have to rely on dentures, bridges or other removable appliances. Which means that we can help you smile with confidence and eat comfortably, whatever you wish. At Smilekraft Dentistry, our experienced dental implantologist, Dr. Priyank Mathur, uses dental implants from Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Biohorizons, Bicon,etc. which are ‘top of the line’ systems of dental implants in Pune, India currently being used in dentistry. With these teeth implants we will match the artificial tooth or teeth to your natural teeth, restore your ability to eat and speak naturally, and enhance your smile.

Best of all, implants at Smilekraft Dentistry come with a lifetime replacement warranty. Visit our clinic to consult one of the best dentists in Pune, India, for his expert opinion on dental implants procedure.

Smilekraft Dentistry surgery room

Your dental implant surgery room at Smilekraft Dentistry in Pune, India.

Dental implant

I am very pleased with the results. It has been 8 months since the completion of my treatment of dental implants in Pune at Smilekraft Dentistry and I have had no problems so far. Dr. Priyank is very competent and well informed dental implantologist- a thorough professional with pleasing manners. He uses the latest technologies that ensure the minimum discomfort for his patients. The price for the treatment was pretty much in line with the initial estimates and the total cost of getting dental implants in Pune, India was a fraction of what I would pay here in Canada.

Abhay Mathur Canada, 20th Jan' 14 , Treatment: Dental Implants

I am very happy to have found a dental implant clinic in Pune to take care of my dental problems. I went for a tooth implant (KOS). Smilekraft Dentistry has excellent facilities and the procedure was completed in a short time without any discomfort to the patient. Dr.Priyank Mathur was very courteous and was helpful in taking the patient to the clinic and dropping him back .Excellent follow up and recommendation. Thank you.

T.B.Ramachandran India, 08th Mar 13, Treatment: Keyhole Single Dental Implant

Completely satisfied with the dental implant treatment I have received with Dr. Priyank at SmileKraft Dentistry in Pune, India. I was impressed with the time he took to answer my questions and explain the implant procedure before I arrived in India. There were no surprises during my visits and everything went like clockwork thanks to Dr. Priyank’s careful planning and clear communication. Their offices are clean, bright and very modern. His staff are courteous and friendly, they made every accommodation to make my office visits as comfortable as possible. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Priyank and SmileKraft Dentistry and will be returning in 6 months for my follow on procedures for dental implants done here in Pune.

Guy Hollingbury USA, 20th Jul' 13, Treatment: 14 Dental Implants

I am from the UK. I went to PUNE in Jan, 2015. I learned about Smilekraft Dentistry from the internet while searching for ‘dental implants in Pune’. I asked him several questions especially about the sterile procedures. I have been fully assured about this. I had 6 implants done with one crown fitting. I am fully satisfied as to work done and the costs. The doctor is kind and fully explains the procedures. He spends time with you and it is not a hurried treatment. Very clean and the whole staff is very helpful. Doctor goes out of his way to help you. I would recommend this clinic to any one. Especially coming from abroad. I am sure doctor will not cheat you. He will not do unnecessary procedures.

Mohanlal Aggarwal UK, 22th June 15, Treatment: Multiple dental implants

The Expert Explains the Art and Science of Implant Dentistry

Best Implant dentist in Pune

In this part of our website, you will continue to find answers to some of the questions that may be running through your mind before you get a dental implant. Dr. Priyank Mathur, your Implant dentist in Pune, who has the experience, skill and artistic eye to restore your smile and function to full health, has explained it elaborately. You can also call our office to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Priyank at any time to understand anything specific pertaining to your case.

Why do I need dental implants?

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important for your general health and for the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but teeth which are not replaced can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth. Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth.

We have also explained more on this in our restorative dentistry page on what happens when missing teeth are not replaced.

Dental Implant Procedure
Front Tooth Dental Implant

How are dental implants attached in the jaw bone? How do they function? How do dental implants help?

Dental Implants are an excellent way to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. They have been successfully used in dentistry since 1965 and are now a highly predictable, widely accepted treatment modality. A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, teeth implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of the teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible, which means that it is not rejected by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are the most widely used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants procedure have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone, called Osseo-integration (“Osseo” – bone; “integration” – fusion or joining with), is the biological basis of dental implant success. That’s because when teeth are lost, the bone that supported those teeth is lost too. Placing dental implants stabilizes bone, preventing its loss. Along with replacing lost teeth, implants help maintain the jawbone’s shape and density. This means they also support the facial skeleton and, indirectly, the soft tissue structures – gum tissues, cheeks and lips. Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural. This functionality imparts social, psychological and physical well-being.

Top 7 Reasons/Benefits to Get Dental Implants in Pune

  • To replace one or more missing teeth without grinding down adjacent teeth.
  • To prevent bone loss.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth spaces.
  • To restore your confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial appearance.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them secure and comfortable.

Advantages of Dental Implants over Teeth Supported Bridges or Removable Dentures.

Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth. An implant is the most natural, cost-effective, and least invasive way to replace missing teeth.

Aesthetic:

Teeth implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.

Conservative:

Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because the neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!

Confidence:

Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They’ll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.

Reliability:

The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered the best option for tooth replacement. A bridge or partial denture will have to be replaced many times in your life, costing much more in the long-term, whereas your implants will last you a lifetime once done and maintained properly.

Why should Smilekraft Dentistry be your top consideration for dental implants in Pune, India?

Advantage Smilekraft Dentistry

  • The only place in Pune to use the WaterLase Laser for implant procedures.
  • The best quality dental implants from Nobel Biocare or Straumann are preferably used, unless asked otherwise or if specifically required.

  • Highest quality surgical materials.
  • One of the rare few digital dental clinics in Pune, India to use the 3Shape intra oral scanning technology for treatment planning and execution of the artificial teeth fixing procedure with dental implants.

  • Lifetime warranty on dental implants in Pune, India.

At last, when done by Dr. Priyank Mathur and with his experience of placing close to 1000 dental implants, implant treatment usually produces minimal pain & discomfort. With the exclusive benefit of using the WaterLase to perform oral surgical procedures, it is ensured that the procedure causes minimal post-operative bleeding, swelling and discomfort.

Dr. Priyank uses some very unique techniques that make the procedure very simple for patients.

Waterlase Laser for dental implants
Digital implant dentistry with 3Shape Trios

In the following section we’ll answer the question,

“What does a dental implant procedure involve?”

For an ease of explanation, the section is divided into 3 broad categories that you may fall into.

Missing One Tooth

A single dental implant at our clinic in Pune is a very common and regular procedure in our practice which can be used to replace any missing or damaged tooth in your mouth. It is the most natural, cost-effective, least-invasive and a long-term tooth replacement treatment.

This procedure normally includes one to four visits. Here is a more detailed description of the procedure to replace your single missing tooth using a dental implant. The course of treatment described here is one of several options available.

Before the procedure:

An examination and one or more X-rays of the area are made to prepare for the procedure and diagnose your unique situation. The area will be checked carefully for any signs of bone or gum loss. If required a CBCT scan may be advised.

Placing the implant:

During the implant surgery, a precise preparation is made in the bone where the implant is fitted. This is done under Local anaesthesia because of which you won’t feel a thing of the procedure. Because we use precision driven methods, you will not feel any pain during the surgery or later during the healing phase. After the implant is placed in the jaw bone, a temporary tooth may be provided for front teeth that will allow you to eat and function like normal, almost immediately. The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.

Attaching the new crown:

The final step is the placement of the final ceramic tooth which can be cemented or screwed in place. To do that we take the measurement of the implant in the jaw in relation to the surrounding teeth with the help of our 3 Shape intra oral scanner. That digital measurement is used by the dental laboratory to manufacture a beautifully crafted bespoke artificial tooth to be fixed onto your implant.

Missing One Tooth

End Result:

You can expect the new tooth to feel fit, and function just like a natural tooth. You would need to do your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gums around it clean and healthy.

REFERENCE CASE: Single tooth replacement with a dental implant in Pune at Smilekraft Dentistry  (facebook page link to view the complete case.) 

Consult our office to find out what the best solution for you is, given your specific condition.

Missing Several Teeth

This section describes scenarios in which you may have 2 or more missing teeth together in either parts of your jaws.

In the back of the mouth where bite forces are extremely strong, one implant per tooth is ideal. Although not always required, most patients prefer to have individual teeth rather than an implant bridge for the back teeth. With individual implant crowns, you will be able to floss your teeth normally. With an implant bridge, an easy to use floss threader will have to be used on a daily basis to get under the middle teeth. We will aid you in making the best decision for your particular situation.

In the front of the mouth, we may recommend an implant bridge as opposed to individual front teeth implant crowns. The main reason for this is cosmetic. The natural shape of the gums is the “scalloped” shape and those tiny triangles of gum in between the teeth can be created more predictably with a bridge. At Smilekraft Dentistry, the aesthetic outcome of the “pink part,” the gums, is as important as the “white part,” the teeth. Many patients and doctors often neglect the aesthetics of the gum contours, which truly makes a tooth look natural. In addition, the bite forces are not as much as the back teeth, so fewer implants can be used.

After the initial examination, you can expect 1-4 additional visits until the final fixed teeth are permanently attached. In the following picture, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants was the treatment given.

The course of treatment described here is one of the several options available. Individual teeth can also be made for a similar situation.

Before the Procedure:

Suppose three teeth at the back end of the mouth are missing. The only natural fixed replacement alternative are implants. A procedure similar to a single implant placement of investigation, diagnosis and treatment planning would be carried out with the help of digital scans, xrays and CBCT scans.

Placing the Implants:

First, the implants are placed similarly as described in the single missing tooth section. This is normally done in a single session. A temporary bridge may be placed at the same time, making it possible for you to function like normal almost immediately after leaving the office.

Attaching the Bridge:

The implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the permanent bridge is attached. This is normally done 1-4 months after the implant installation. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected and the aesthetic demands. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on dental implants.

End Result: Dental Implants with teeth

The new bridge will handle all the pressure that your strong, natural back teeth did. You will have a stable and secure solution that will allow you to eat what you want.

REFERENCE CASE:  Several teeth missing replaced with dental implants in Pune at Smilekraft Dentistry (facebook page link to view the complete case.)

Consult our office to find out what the best solution for you is, given your specific condition.

Missing All Teeth

When all teeth are missing or need to be replaced, full mouth teeth implants are the best permanent solution. Before dental implants, there were no solutions available for people who lost all their teeth besides full dentures. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge or implant over-denture that results in a permanent, stable and highly functional & aesthetic solution. In fact, dental implants have been used to replace dentures since 1965!

Benefits of Full Mouth Dental Implants:

  • Let you eat and function like having natural teeth.
  • Are a solid, stable solution that will serve you for many years.
  • Preserve your facial appearance and prevent bone loss.

Treatment:

Missing All Teeth

The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely dependent on the specific conditions. But all in all, a few visits should be enough to have the entire procedure completed. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated. The course of treatment described here is the general way in which most of the options are carried out.

Before the Procedure:

We determine what needs to be done by performing a very thorough exam. A panoramic X-ray will also be taken. In some cases, a CBCT or “CAT” scan may be necessary to evaluate your bone on a computer.

Placing the Implants:

The first step is placing dental implants to replace the lost tooth roots. Temporary teeth may be attached that would enable you to eat and function like normal while waiting for the permanent bridge to be installed.

Attaching Bridge:

After about a minimum of 2 or more months, the final bridge is securely installed on top of the implants. With a full jaw replacement like this, natural appearance and chewing function are restored.

End result:

Your new teeth should be hard to tell from natural – both for you and others. People who have had traditional dentures before getting a fixed implant bridge often describe this as an overwhelming and very positive experience.

Missing All Teeth

REFERENCE CASE:  All teeth  replaced with dental implants at Smilekraft Dentistry (Please click on this link of our facebook page to view the complete case.)

Consult our office to find out what the best solution for you is, given your specific condition.

Now coming back to the question: Are dental implants painful?

The answer is ‘generally no’. It’s not an ‘absolute no’ because there may be some discomfort involved in few rare scenarios, though which can be easily countered with regular pain medications. As far as Smilekraft Dentistry is concerned, we take care to cause as minimal discomfort as humanely possible, from the start till the end of the procedures. To start with, the anaesthesia we use, is injected with special techniques which causes least discomfort. After that, the procedure is absolutely painless. Later since we use the Waterlase laser and the non contact digital technology for teeth measurement, the second stage teeth fabrication procedures cause the least discomfort as compared to any other implant dental clinic performing it with their respective techniques.

More FAQs

Do dental implants hurt after placement or when in function? Are they safe for me? Do dental implants have any side effects?

Dental implants should never hurt when in function or after placement and complete healing. Rather you never feel a dental implant in the jaws. If done and maintained properly, you would never feel or even be able to see your dental implant. Dental implants are not connected with any nerve to the jaws. Thus they can never be painful. They may only hurt if something is wrong with them. That unfortunately is when they are about to fail. Although, such failures are rare (about 2-3%), pain during failure is further a distant possibility. Most of the times if an implant fails, it simply loosens from the bone without you feeling a thing.

Considering safety, they are absolutely safe and predictable to be used in the human body. Scientifically they don’t have any bad side effects. They only come with positive outcomes which are already mentioned above. Although, if you are the one to consider the worst case scenario, then the only loss that you may encounter would be an implant loss similar to your original tooth loss. That’s it, you would be back to how it started before the treatment. Since titanium dental implants are the most bio-compatible materials to be used they will never cause any side effects and function for you the whole of your life.

Now coming to the most important question according to few,

How much do dental implants cost? What is their maintenance like and any recurrent costs?

The dental treatment charges at Smilekraft Dentistry are all mentioned on the page: Fees & Cost Analysis

But to just give an idea, it may range anything between Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 35,000/- for various implant systems we use at our clinic mentioned on the link above. This would be the first stage surgery cost. The second stage of fixing the artificial tooth or crown would cost you another Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 25,000/-. This is for a standard single implanted tooth .

The cost for several missing teeth or full jaw rehabilitations with full jaw implants are generally a multiplication of the number of implants used. There may be some additional charges for the surgeries involving bone grafting, bone manipulation, usage of specialized implant attachments,etc. which may be advised as required.

These are normally one time costs. If done and maintained properly dental implants are supposed to last you a lifetime. Thus, at Smilekraft Dentistry, we don’t charge our patients any regular maintenance charges that are involved with healthy dental implants.(know more about this)

Since all dental implants at Smilekraft Dentistry come with a lifetime replacement warranty, any surgical or healing failure is repeated free of cost if a similar implant is used back again. There may be some additional charges of bone grafting if required, or if a different implant system is used as demanded by the situation. In situations, where the teeth undergo heavy wear and tear, you may need to change the artificial teeth only and not the implants. That may probably happen in years which will be chargeable as required.

Home maintenance of dental implants involves your regular home care of brushing twice and flossing once at night. You only need to take care of the part that these are totally artificial teeth. Unlike regular teeth you would never feel anything when something is stuck around them. Thus an extra visual care needs to be taken to clean around them.

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