Don't let your missing teeth stop you from spreading that lovely smile. With implants, your missing teeth can be replaced with life-like dental prosthetics that are anchored with artificial tooth roots in the form of dental implants restoring all functions of the mouth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are Titanium screws that function as artificial tooth support systems. If you have been experiencing the misery of missing teeth from the roots, replacing them with dental implants can offer the base support to place the artificial dental prosthetic that comes in the form of crowns, bridges, or dentures.
What are the advantages of implant-supported restorations?
The loss of teeth can impede the not only the appearance of the smile but also the function of the mouth. Although there are several traditional restorations that can restore missing teeth, dentists now recommend dental implants as they would help maintain the strength of your jawbone while allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a renewed smile.
Benefits of Implant Restorations:
Implant-retained restorations help restore your smile in the following manner:
- Restore chewing function
- Regain the ability to eat
- Boosts the patient's confidence to smile
- Preserves jawbone and oral health
Renewed jawbone strength: The jawbone is meant to offer support for the roots of the teeth. Presence of missing teeth can affect the strength of the jawbone leading to shrinkage and premature aging. Dental implants can preserve jawbone strength and also help replace missing teeth.
A permanent solution to missing teeth: These restorations are made to appear and function like natural teeth. Restorations that are supported by implants can offer stability and longevity.
What is the procedure involved in getting dental implants?
The procedure involved in getting implants would involve a few visits to the dentist. During your first consultation, the dentist would take a series of digital images in the form of X-rays to understand the location of the implants. The procedure begins by administering a local anesthetic near the gum tissues surrounding the missing teeth. A small incision would be made on the gums where the implant must go into. The Titanium made implant would be inserted into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. A certain healing period would be advised for the implant to fuse properly with the jawbone. During the second visit, the dentist would attach an abutment to the implant. The abutment would act as the connector that fuses the implant to any custom-made dental restoration. The attached restoration would mostly be in the form of a dental crown.
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