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How Does It Feel To Have A Dental Implant? - One Dental Implant Patient's Journey

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28th Dec 2023
How Does It Feel To Have A Dental Implant? - One Dental Implant Patient's Journey

I. Introduction

 A. Brief overview of dental implants

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry, offering a permanent solution for individuals dealing with tooth loss. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth, mimicking the natural structure of the tooth-root system.

 B. Introducing the journey of a dental implant patient

In this narrative, we delve into the comprehensive journey of a dental implant patient, Mrs. Sudha Malu, from the initial decision-making process to the transformative impact on her daily life. This firsthand account aims to demystify the dental implant experience and shed light on the various stages of the treatment.

 

 II. The Decision to Get Dental Implants

 A. Initial dental issues and concerns

The journey begins with the recognition of dental issues and concerns that lead an individual to consider dental implants. Mrs. Malu was suffering from grossly decayed first molar in lower left side jaw since 7 years. On examination, it was found that badly broken root canal treated tooth no. 36 was present. 

 B. Researching treatment options

Armed with the desire for a lasting solution, prospective patients embark on a journey of research. Understanding various treatment options and their pros and cons becomes crucial in making an informed decision tailored to individual needs.

 C. Discovering the leading dental implant clinic in Jaipur

For our patient, the search for excellence leads to the discovery of AMD Dental Clinic, a premier dental implant clinic in Jaipur. The importance of choosing a reputable clinic sets the stage for a positive and successful implant experience.

 

 III. The Consultation Process

 A. Choosing the right clinic: A focus on the dental implant clinic in Jaipur

Navigating the process of selecting the right clinic involves considering factors such as reputation, expertise, and patient reviews. Mrs. Malu told that she chose AMD dental clinic only because she had heard a very positive experience for her daughter at our clinic.

 B. Meeting with the dental implant specialist, Dr. Mili Gupta

The consultation phase involves a one-on-one meeting with a dental implant specialist who assesses the patient's oral health, discusses concerns, and outlines potential treatment plans. Establishing clear communication and trust between the patient and the specialist is paramount.

 C. Discussing treatment plans and expectations

Dr. Mili informed Mrs. Malu that she will have to remove her tooth as it could not be saved. She planned an immediate implant placement and bone grafting procedure after tooth removal. After 4 months prosthetic phase would begin, only after which patient will get a dental implant crown. Managing expectations and addressing any concerns ensures a smoother transition into the next phases of the dental implant journey.

 

 IV. Pre-Implant Preparation

 A. CBCT

Before the implant procedure commences, thorough dental evaluations and CBCT are conducted to assess bone health and determine the optimal placement for the implants. This meticulous preparation lays the foundation for a successful implant surgery.

 B. Understanding the implant procedure

Patients are educated about the intricacies of the implant procedure, including the surgical process and the materials used. This transparency fosters a sense of preparedness and reduces anxiety as the day of the implant surgery approaches.

 C. Addressing any pre-existing dental and systemic concerns

Prior to the surgery, any pre-existing dental concerns are addressed to create an optimal environment for the implant procedure. Also, patient is asked thoroughly for her systemic condition. Mrs. Sudha Malu had diabetes; hence her HbA1c test was done along with other tests. Patient was informed to have her medicine before surgery and keep her blood sugar level in control as much as possible.

 

 V. The Implant Procedure

 A. Day-of experience: From arrival to completion

Mrs. Sudha shares that her entire experience from arrival to clinic to the completion of surgery was smooth. She added that she had full confidence in her surgeon Dr. Mili. She informed that she had been to various clinics before but the level of patient care and precautions taken at AMD clinic were way par than any other clinic. Blood pressure and RBS was checked again before surgery chairside. Patient was pre medicated and was well fed and well rested before surgery.

 B. Insights into the surgery and anaesthesia

Firstly, after all vital check-up, anaesthesia was administered. After which the flap was raised and atraumatically tooth no. 36 was removed. Thorough curettage and irrigation was performed to make a sterilized bed for implant and bone graft. Sequential drilling was performed to receive dental implant and bone grafting was performed. Good primary stability was achieved and sutures were placed. Patient was given post treatment antibiotics and pain relief medicines along with post-surgery instructions.

 

 VI. Post-Implant Recovery

 A. Managing discomfort and pain

Post-surgery, the patient provides insights into managing discomfort and pain during the initial recovery period. Pain management strategies and few dietary restriction help patient to have a comfortable healing.

 B. Following post-operative care instructions

Compliance with post-operative care instructions is crucial for a smooth recovery. Mrs. Malu shares her adherence to guidelines provided by the dental team, emphasizing the significance of proper care to promote healing and implant integration.

 C. The importance of regular follow-up appointments

Mrs. Malu informs that her surgical area was examined regularly even after successful implant placement.  Follow up visits were planned to be done on second, fifth and fourteenth day from surgery followed by once in a month. Regular follow-up appointments are integral to monitor the progress of the implants and address any concerns that may arise during the recovery phase.

 

VII. Second Stage and Prosthetic Rehabilitation (dental implant cap)

After 4 months of undisturbed healing, second stage surgery was performed to place healing abutment. After 14 days, impressions (measurements) were made and dental implant crown was fabricated as per patient teeth shade and size. The dental implant crown was cemented and all the instructions were imparted to how to care of a dental implant.

 

 VIII. Adjusting to Life with Dental Implants

  A. The initial sensations and adjustments

 The patient reflects on the initial sensations and adjustments experienced as she adapt to life with dental implant. She informs that she had a smooth experience. Eating and speaking, once affected by tooth loss, were now transformed with the newfound stability provided by dental implants. 

 B. Boost in confidence and improved oral health

 With dental implant in place, Mrs. Malu experiences a boost in confidence and a noticeable improvement in overall oral health. She felt an improved chewing on both sides of her jaw which was impaired earlier.

 

 IX. Reflecting on the Experience

  A. Personal insights and feelings throughout the journey

 The patient reflects on personal insights, emotional highs and lows, and the overall journey of transformation. She told us about her initial fears of treatment and how with subsequent sittings everything became easy.

  B. Gratitude for the dental implant clinic in Jaipur

 Expressing gratitude for the care received at AMD Dental Clinic in Jaipur, the patient acknowledges the role of the professional team in making the entire journey a positive and life-changing experience.

  C. Encouragement for others considering dental implants

 The patient shares words of encouragement for individuals considering dental implants, offering reassurance, and motivation. Her story becomes a source of inspiration for others contemplating a similar path to oral restoration.

 

 X. Call-to-Action

 The choice of the right dental implant clinic plays a pivotal role in the overall success and satisfaction of the patient's journey.

 To facilitate further inquiries and professional advice, one can contact AMD Dental Clinic, dental implant clinic in Jaipur or call at 9945826926.

Whether seeking additional information or scheduling a consultation, the dental implant clinic in Jaipur welcomes inquiries as part of its commitment to supporting individuals on their journey to a confident and healthy smile.

 

 

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