You might face teeth loss due to injury, non-restorable cavities, failed root canal treatment, and severe gum diseases. It is necessary to replace missing teeth because:
- Gaps created by missing teeth affect the stability of the adjacent teeth and misalign the bite.
- When teeth are missing from the mouth for a long period, the jawbone starts to deteriorate. This resorption of jaw bone affects the facial contour, making you look old.
- Loss of teeth affects your chewing pattern and changes your nutrition intake.
- Missing teeth make your smile unsightly and hamper your confidence.
Dental implants are false tooth roots permanently secured in the jawbone. Artificial restorations like crowns and bridges are attached to these metal-made roots. Dental implants closely mimic the look and function of natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are considered most effective in replacing missing teeth. They provide us with the following benefits:
- Give a permanent solution to missing teeth as they last a lifetime.
- Provide clearer speech and improved chewing ability.
- Bridges and dentures apply damaging pressure on the natural teeth. Dental implants provide a healthy replacement for removable dentures and bridges.
- Dental implants do not decay and pose less risk of failure and cavities.
- Promote youthful appearance by preserving the bone structure.
- Improve confidence and self-esteem by resurrecting the smile.
The placement of dental implants involves a surgical procedure that is carried out under local anesthesia. You will require a preliminary appointment for a comprehensive dental exam. Your dentist will crawl into your medical history to find the presence of any serious medical condition that can interfere with the implant installation procedure. X-rays will help to determine the presence of a healthy bone structure. Impressions are then taken to create a suitable model of your mouth.
On the day of surgery, your dentist will make an incision in your gums to place the titanium screw deep in the jawbone. The area is then secured with stitches and titanium being biocompatible in nature, combines with the surrounding bone. This osseointegration prepares a strong foundation for the artificial tooth. The gums and bone are given months to heal and integrate with the natural bone. Your dentist will cover the implant with a temporary crown to restore the basic tooth functions.
On your next visit, the temporary crown will be removed. The dentist will attach an abutment to the implanted screw and cover it with a permanent crown. This permanent dental restoration is made to blend in with the natural teeth.
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