Restoration - About Dental Implants
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth of a person. They provide a permanent solution to partial, complete or removable dentures. Dental implants offer great support for the aforementioned dental appliances. Dental implants consist of artificial teeth and roots that are surgically placed to the jaw bone. The procedure is performed by a qualified dentist or a periodontist, who is a specialist of the gums and supporting bones. The implant root is usually made of titanium, and the teeth attached to this root are looking quite natural. Implants are quite stable, strong and will last for many years to come. But they may need to be re-tightened or replaced due to usual wear.
Who Needs A Dental Implant?
. A person who has one or two missing teeth.
. A person who has a bite problem or jaw bone pain because of teeth shifting to missing tooth space.
. A person who requires a confident smile.
. A person who is suffering from chewing, speech or digestion problems.
. A person who requires to enhance his/her facial tissues.
. A person who requires support for his/her denture or bridge, making them more secure.
Dental Implants - The Procedure -
The patient may have to visit his/her dentist several times over several months. The dentist will take an X-ray and impressions of the patient's teeth and jaw. This is to determine the gum tissue, bone and spacing available in the mouth for an implant. While the area is being numb, the implant is surgically placed into the jaw bone. The implant require at least six months to integrate into the jaw bone. After several weeks, the artificial teeth are fitted onto the post portion of the implant. This step will usually take one or two months to complete due to several fittings being required.
The dentist will advise you on how to care for the implant. Regular dental visits, good eating habits and oral hygiene are important to prolong the durability of the implant.
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