Tooth loss is a major distressing phenomena to most of us as it has functional and aesthetic concerns. It happens due to multiple factors among the young and old. An ugly back gap between your teeth when you smile, or not being able to eat your favorite crunchies is not a pleasant scenario. Wouldn’t you want the perfect replacement for your missing teeth? The dental implant acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth.
A dental implant is a small titanium alloy screw which is surgically placed in the position of the lost tooth or teeth. It is drilled into the jawbone and then is connected to the prosthesis or crowns which are the shape and color of natural teeth. They are fixed biocompatible solutions which prevent further bone loss as a part of aging.
Why dental implants?
There are many replacement options for missing teeth such as removable dentures, fixed partial dentures, overdentures, implants.
Removable dentures do not have enough grip over your gums and tend to fall off. It is difficult eating hard or sticky foods. And it is quite an embarrassment if your artificial teeth slip out during a social gathering.
Fixed partial dentures are placed by taking the support of adjacent teeth. The adjacent teeth are prepared or reduced to seat the bridge. Often long-span bridges aren’t durable, and the supporting teeth may deteriorate.
On the other hand, Dental Implants provide a permanent solution as they integrate with the jaw bone in a short span of time. The tooth-colored crowns are either cemented to the implant via a metal abutment or directly screwed onto the implant. It can be done either for a missing single or multiple teeth. Real tooth replacement literally!
How is dental implant placed?
It is a minor surgical procedure done under local anesthesia. The gum tissue is opened to visualize the jaw bone, into which drilling is done and the implant placed. The surgical area is then closed and left to heal. If the bone is of good quality, the crown placement can be done sooner. However, if the bone quality is questionable, the implants are left to integrate with the jaw bone. After 3 months the patient is recalled and the crown fabrication followed by fixation done. Quite simple isn’t it?
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