Implants are engineered to provide a strong structural base for restorations. These highly intrinsic roots have combated the dilemma of tooth loss and have paved a way of restoring teeth functionality.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are implanted or embedded right into the jawbone. These anatomical support structures are strong and durable to support permanent or removable restorations. Implants along with artificial teeth enhance the standard functions such as chewing and biting.
Here is how a typical dental implant will look like. Every implant consists of three parts. They are:
- The Titanium screw, which is the artificial root that goes deep inside the jawbone.
- The dental restoration in the form of a crown.
- The abutment, which is otherwise known as the connector that adjoins both the implant with the restoration.
What advantages do dental implants serve?
Implants have several advantages. Not only do they restore teeth functionality, but also impart a natural look and feel for teeth. Here are the benefits of dental implants.
- Improves the appearance and quality of teeth structure.
- Enhances speech and ability to pronounce.
- Provides structural stability for restorations.
- Improves comfort and self-esteem.
- Implants improve dental health.
- Highly convenient.
How successful are implants?
Due to their extreme durability and sense of comfort, dental implants are known to provide lasting results with a very high success rate. Implants, if maintained well by adhering to proper aftercare instructions can last a lifetime.
What are the pre-requisites to get a dental implant?
Almost anyone can be eligible to attain implants although having healthy gums and bones will always be a necessity. Patients who are regular for dental checkups committed to maintaining good oral hygiene, and are healthy enough to undergo an oral surgery can be considered as the best candidate for dental implants. Patients who are heavy smokers or are sufferers of diabetes and other chronic health problems may have to be thoroughly evaluated by the dentist. If you are considering dental implants, talk to our dentist to find out if they are suited for you.
What is involved in getting a dental implant?
Getting dental implants would involve the preparation of an individualized treatment plan. The plan helps address individual needs and are developed by experienced and trained oral surgeons. The team would coordinate and draw a treatment plan that is best suited to individual needs.
After a proper evaluation, the Titanium metal post is inserted into the socket of the jawbone in place of the missing root. The implant gets secured inside the jawbone as it heals. The healing process would generally take a few weeks. As the implant is healed, a small connector known as an abutment is attached to the metal post. This will securely hold the new restoration. Once your customized restoration is ready, it will be set above the implant to serve as the replacement tooth.
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