Permanent dental implants can be a boon to victims of edentulism, a condition where all teeth are missing in the jaw.
In India, there has been a steep rise in the number of such victims, attributed mainly to improper oral hygiene and increase in the use of tobacco.
The permanent implants and prosthetics are made of titanium and bio-compatible materials and is much costlier than dentures. Yet, its long term benefits outweigh the initial expense.
These type of implants have been popular in the US and Switzerland, and is yet to become popular in India. A surgical procedure is required to fix the permanent implants which can be done in one sitting.