There are many reasons why people lose a tooth it can either be caused by a tooth decay, periodontal diseases or injury. And before the only available options are dentures and bridges. But now we have another option: Dental Implants
What is Dental Implant?
Dental implant is a replacement tooth roots. Implants provides a good foundation to a replaced tooth to make it a natural part of your teeth.
Why opt for a Dental Implants?
Dental Implants provides many benefits and advantages; It can enhanced your appearance, it can improve your speech, you can eat easier and more comfortable compared to using dentures, it can improve your self-esteem, Improve oral health, and implants are more durable.
So what are the important points to remember for Dental Implants?
Patient must have healthy gums and bone, enough to hold the implant and patient must have good oral hygiene.
What are the Following considerations for implants?
Patients who are heavy smokers, who have heart diseases, diabetes and other patients who are undergoing radiation therapy must be thoroughly evaluated.
If you will undergo a dental implant surgery the first step of the process is to consult with your doctor for your individualized treatment plan that is based on your dental needs. Next is the tooth root implant, which is a metal made of titanium that is placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth. After it was implanted, the jaw bone heals and the metal post anchoring it in the jaw are secured. After the implant bonded to the jawbone, an abutment, a small connector post is attached to the post to secure the new tooth in the jaw. Next process is that your dentist will create an impression for your new tooth or teeth based on the model of your bite. This will depend on the arrangement, type and your teeth. A crown, a replacement tooth is then attached to the abutment.
Your natural teeth color will be match to your new tooth or teeth, feel and function of your new tooth implant is the same with your natural teeth. To maintain your healthy teeth and gums, brushing, flossing, rinsing of mouthwash and dental visit for checkup are needed to maintain that perfect smile!