Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide fantastic support and steadiness for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are synthesized roots and teeth (chiefly titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and help to enhance the aesthetic of your smile. Dental implants are tough and strong and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to standard wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
- Replacement of several missing teeth without having an effect on opposite teeth
- Resolve joint discomfort or bite problems due to teeth shifting into missing tooth space
- Revive a patient’s confident smile
- Revive gnawing, speech, and digestion
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support a bridge or denture, making it safer and secure
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a considerable number of visits over several months. X-rays and impressions are taken of the jaw and teeth to figure out bone density, quality of gum tissue, and spacing available for an implants. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone, ready to heal and integrate itself for up to six months.
Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery might be required in an effort to place the implant to hold the synthesized tooth in place. With other implants, the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After one or two weeks of healing, the synthesized teeth are made and fitted to the post part of the anchor.
Because a couple fittings might be required, this step may take one to two months to finish. After a healing period, the synthetic teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing stability and comfort to the patient.
You’ll receive care instructions when your treatment is finished. Good oral hygiene and diet habits, alongside regular dental visits will help prolong the life of your new implant.