Why Dental Implants?

Whether you are replacing a tooth that is already missing or needs to be extracted, or replacing an old defective bridge, dental implants offer the best viable option for long term success.

Documented Success of Dental Implants:

In today’s dentistry dental implants clearly offer the best replacement option of single,multiple or all missing teeth. Consider the following documented studies:

  • Implants are generally 96-98% successful for periods of up to 40+ years. The variations are a result of several factors, prominent among them are the doctor – specialist or non-specialist, condition of the patient mouth, age of the patient, health of the patient,
  • Recent research indicates that replacing a missing tooth with an implant- supported crown provides benefits for the adjacent natural teeth also.
  • Success rates for implants do not decrease over time. Compare this to the success rate for bridges, which decreases steadily after 10 years. In fact at 15 years one to three bridges typically fail.
  • If more than one tooth is missing, the bridge “span” is longer – and will have an even lower success rate.

Regain Tooth’s Natural Feeling and Appearance:

By replacing the entire tooth, including the root, dental implant replicate the natural teeth, with a strong, stable foundation that gives natural appearance and allows comfortable biting and chewing. In addition, nothing in the mouth looks or feels artificial.

Preserve Facial Harmony:

Implants preserve the integrity of the oro-facial structures. By preventing the bone resorption that would normally occur with the loss of teeth, the facial structures remain intact. This is particularly important when all of the teeth are missing, as the lower one-third of the face collapses if implants are not placed to preserve the bone.


Your smile is improved when you’re missing/replacement teeth look more like the natural teeth. Even when only one tooth is missing, dental implant is the first line of treatment for long term aesthetics and chewing. Only due to certain anatomical or economical or adjacent teeth problem a traditional tooth-supported bridge is indicated to replace the missing teeth.

Preserving Health of Adjacent Teeth:

When replacing a missing teeth With dental implants, adjacent teeth are notcompromised . Tooth replacement with traditional tooth-supported bridges requires grinding down the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth, so that the bridge can be cemented onto them. Replacing missing teeth with implant supported crowns/bridges does not involve the adjacent natural teeth, so they are not compromised or damaged.

Better Quality of Life:

Overall quality of life is enhanced with replacement of missing teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With implant supported replacement teeth, the appearance of the smile is more natural, and the teeth function more like natural teeth. The result is increased comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. If removable dentures are replaced with implant supported teeth or implant overdenture the overall enhancement in quality of life is even more significant, with an ability to eat all types of foods, elimination of digestive problems, and improved speech, comfort and appearance.

Better Oral Hygiene:

It is much easier to care for an implant supported crown, which can be cleaned like a natural tooth. It is also more convenient to clean a full set of implant supported replacement teeth (Implant supported overdenture) than a traditional denture.

Improved Appearance:

Since implants preserve bone, thereby preventing deterioration of the facial structures, as a result facial appearance is improved. Collapse of the lower one-third of the face caused by complete tooth loss can be visually corrected and the remaining bone preserved. The appearance of wrinkles around the mouth or premature aging is eliminated by implant supported fixed or removable teeth.

Restored Self-Esteem & Renewed Self-Confidence:

Many of the people who now enjoy the benefits of implant supported fixed or removable teeth state that their self esteem and self confidence have been restored as a result of improved appearance, function, comfort, and health.

Improved Ability to Eat and Taste Foods:

Wearing an upper traditional denture can prevent someone from really tasting food, as the roof of the mouth is covered. With implant supported replacement teeth, it is not necessary to cover the roof of the mouth, so it is possible to enjoy the taste of foods.

Dental Implants Safety:

Dental implants are made of completely biologically compatible “bone- friendly” titanium material that naturally heals and integrates with the surrounding tissues. Because titanium is accepted so well by the human body, it is also used for orthopedic implants, such as hip and knee replacements. Dental implants are very safe and predictable, and complications can be avoided when performed by a trained, skillful, and experienced prosthodontist using specialized instruments and techniques. Dr. shahi a Prosthodontist specializes in replacement of missing teeth by dental implant has performed it successfully on many patients. Our dental clinic is designed and equipped exclusively for dental implant procedures, and the team assisting Dr. shahi is trained specifically for them. Methodical, exacting, and detailed protocols are followed strictly to make sure every patient has a pleasant experience.