Dental implants are anchors of replacement tooth. It provides a strong root foundation for artificial replacement teeth including crowns, dentures and bridges. Dental implants work by tightly fusing the screw-like implant into the jawbone in the gum tissue. As a result, dental implants are well-integrated with the gum tissue and dental prosthetics can be fixed on top of it through the connecting work of abutment. This eliminates the use of adhesives to hold prosthetics in position. The materials of the implants are often made of titanium and ceramic that made match with our natural teeth, giving you the most natural looking dental restoration for missing teeth and heavily diseased teeth. They are also a great alternative for removable dentures. Planning of position and number of implants are the fundamental to long term health and the lifespan of the implants. The position of implant is determined by the position and angle of the adjacent teeth. Essentially, dental implants are done to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They are also being carried out for retaining and supporting bridges as well as overdenture.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants designed to fuse with your bone permanently give you the teeth structure and appearance just like your normal teeth.
Dental implants don’t slide around like poor-fitting dentures, thus you don’t have to worry that your denture might slip when you speak.
Dental implants are essentially a part of you, thus you won’t have the uncomfortable feeling like how a denture causes.
You are able to enjoy eating various foods without difficulty chewing certain food or experience any pain as dentures cause.
With better appearance from dental implant, you are able to give your best intact smile that restores confidence.
Durable and long-lasting
Dental implants become part of you and may last for a lifetime with proper dental care.
Can anyone get dental implants?
Most people are suitable candidate for getting dental implants if they are fit to undergo routine dental extraction or oral surgery. However, there are some pre-requisites in order to achieve optimized outcome from a dental implant. Patients must be ensured to have healthy gum and sufficient place of bone to support the dental implants. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene. Heavy smoker and people with chronic diseases should be evaluated carefully by our dentist for their candidacy.
How painful will dental implants cause?
Dental implant surgery is performed by making an incision in the gum, then the implant is embedded into the jawbone using a screw. Afterward, the incision in the gums is closed with stitches. However, it is unlikely to cause pain during the procedure as local anaesthetic will be used. In fact, it causes less pain than a tooth extraction.
How to take care of the dental implants?
You care for dental implants would be the same as you would do for your real teeth. The proper dental care includes brushing, flossing, rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash and regular dental check-ups. No special care is required for dental implant.
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