Dental Implants

In todays world, Dental Implants are considered to be "the standard of care" to replace missing teeth. Implants restore function, esthetics and provide access to better oral hygiene maintenance.

Implant Surgery when performed by a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, who is "a surgical specialist in dental profession" has a success of over 90% and the Final Esthetics can resemble close to a natural tooth. Implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth or even an entire set of teeth.

It is important for patients to know, that not all Dental Implants are manufactured the same. At "Dr Mogre Oral Facial Surgery and Dental Implants", we choose "Straumann" & "Nobel Biocare" Dental Implants, which are the market leaders in technology and research.

Dr Mogre can sculpt the jaw bone and the soft tissues at the implant site to increase the surgical success and provide optimum esthetics. Dr Mogre uses "Bioactive Agents" to improve the success of Dental Implants and Bone grafts. Dr Mogre combines his surgical expertise and the latest technology of "LIVE DYNAMIC NAVIGATION" to place Dental Implants in the most optimal position in the jaw bone and to improve the success of the treatment. This is "State of the Art" Implant Dentistry.

Dr Mogre will work closely with your Dentist, who will be restoring the Dental Implants, after they successfully integrate within the jaw bone.

General Questions After Dental Implants Surgery

As with any other Oral Surgery, it is normal to experience pain, discomfort and swelling. The acute symptoms usually last for 2-3 days after the surgery. The prescription analgesics help to reduce the symptoms of pain after the surgery. We recommend applying ice, for 48 hrs after surgery to minimize the pain and swelling.

Oozing or Bleeding at the surgical site, stops in a few hours and is best addressed by placing a clean gauze or a moist Tea bag directly over the bleeding site and biting with gentle pressure for 40min. Repeat if needed. It is best to avoid strenuous activities, or bending forward, which may cause the surgical wounds to re-bleed.

It is very important to keep the surgical wound clean. We encourage rinsing with the prescribed mouthwash, and using a baby tooth brush with soft bristles at the implant or bone graft site. Our mouth has billions of bacterias, which thrive, in retained food over the surgical wound. In such a setting, there is documented evidence of higher risk of post surgical infection. Infections after Dental Implant surgery, or grafting procedures, can lead to failure of the Dental Implant and/or the Graft.

If we have performed a soft tissue graft procedure, then it is best, not to disturb the grafted area until your first follow up visit with Dr Mogre. In such scenario, use of medicated mouth rinse would be sufficient. You should brush the non operated teeth as usual to minimize the bacterial load.

We recommend having soft diet for the first 2 weeks, and thereafter advance slowly towards regular food. If the implants are placed on left and the right sides, then we may ask you to extend the modified soft diet for additional weeks.

It is important for our patient to keep the scheduled follow up appointments, to identify any potential infection developing at the surgical site.Undergoing surgery is a commitment, and patients are expected to keep their appointments, as a part of their commitment. Infections at the surgical areas which were not addressed in a timely manner, due to missed appointments, can lead to failure of Dental Implants and/or Grafts.

Do not perform any strenuous activities. Again, this increases chances of bleeding, swelling, hematoma (large abnormal blood clots, which easily get infected). Do not operate vehicle or machinery while taking prescribed narcotic analgesics.

After implant placement & integration, patients will need to commit for life long maintenance, by visiting their Dentist & Hygienist. This will reduce the risk of developing "Peri-Implantitis" which is a Soft Tissue (gum) and Bone Infection around the implants. A well placed Dental Implant which is properly restored( without excessive cement or excessive bite forces) can last a life time, when maintained by regular hygiene visits. If a natural tooth, can fail due to lack of hygiene, so can a Dental Implant.