A dental implant is an ideal alternative for replacing a tooth and is more durable and realistic than many other dental restorations. They are the only all-inclusive solution since they help address both the missing tooth and the missing tooth root under the gums. The presence of dental implants that acts as a replacement tooth root holds the new tooth in position and protects against bone loss since it is fixed into the jawbone.
Implant dentistry is personalized to suit an individual's requirements, and dental implants change the way people live. They are intended to provide a foundation for the replacement teeth that appear, feel, and function like natural teeth. With the assistance of a dental implant, you will be able to eat almost anything. The replacements of the missing teeth with dental implants also help preserve and re-establish your youthful facial contours. A patient with a dental implant can smile with confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
The dental implants are tiny titanium posts surgically inserted into the bone in place of the missing teeth. These metal anchors behave as tooth root replacements. The bone fuses with the titanium, thus laying a solid foundation for artificial teeth. Abutments that resemble the small posts then allow for the artificial teeth to be fixed to the implant.
What is the process involved in a Dental Implant?
In most patients, the employment of dental implants can include more than one surgical procedure. If an extraction is required, the tooth is removed, and the implant is inserted into the socket during the same procedure. An abutment is attached to contour the gum tissue for the restoration of the tooth. The implant can take about six weeks to heal, during which time you can return to the clinic for a quick assessment and consent to proceed with the restorative phase. Most often, there is no requirement of local anesthesia after your initial surgery, that is, for surgical placement of the implant.
When front teeth are involved, an interim restoration will be fabricated because of cosmetic reasons. At times, some patients may have an insufficient quality bone or inadequate volume of bone. In such cases, a bone grafting procedure is done. After the implant is bound with the bone, the second phase begins. The dentist will unearth the implant and fix a small healing cap that sticks out through the gums. This will help give shape to the gingiva, resulting in a more cosmetic result.
The last phase is the restorative stage. When the artificial teeth are fixed, the components of the implant will not be seen. Most patients experience negligible disruption in their daily life. In most cases, patients can quickly return to work the following day. Postoperative discomfort is considered nominal.
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