Missing teeth may stop you from spreading that brilliant smile. If you are having one or more missing teeth, there are several ways to replace them. Bridges, partials, dentures are some of the common means to replace missing teeth. A strong and stable means to restore missing teeth may be achieved by using Titanium built implants that can be embedded into the jawbone giving patients the confidence to smile, speak, eat, and carry out almost all functions of teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are made of Titanium metal. They can be surgically embedded into the jawbone to replace the missing root structure. The implant would be able to offer strong anchorage for the missing tooth. After placement of the implant, the dentist would set the replacement tooth in place.
Who can get dental implants?
Prior to getting implants, the dentist would analyze your gums and bones to assess whether you are eligible enough to get implants. If you have healthy gums and bones to hold an implant, dental implants may be the right option for you. In case you have less bone density, a bone graft would be the best option to regain bone strength.
What is the process involved in getting dental implants?
Getting dental implants would involve at least two visits to the dentist’s office. The dentist would carefully examine the patient's oral cavity and take appropriate X-rays of the same. The first stage of surgery would involve the placement of the dental implant into the jawbone. The implant would be embedded beneath the gum tissue. The tissues of the gums would be stitched back into place. A certain healing period would be advised for the implant to bond with the bones and gums. The second stage of surgery would involve attaching an abutment to the implant. The abutment would serve as a device that would attach itself to the replacement restoration. The artificial restoration would be custom-designed and attached to the abutment.
Caring for Dental Implants
Your implants may look and function just like natural teeth, but its longevity will always depend on how you take care of them. Just like your natural teeth, implants should be routinely cleaned and maintained by using a toothbrush and dental floss. Patients would be advised to regularly visit the dentist to ensure that their restorations are well and functioning.
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