Dental Implants are a type of replacement tooth roots providing a strong base for the permanent or temporary replacement tooth. Biologically neutral pure titanium or titanium alloys are used for dental implants which are accepted by the human body.
When Do You Need a Dental Implant?
One can go for a dental implant if he/she is in good health and has lost teeth. Good gum condition and enough bones to hold the implants is necessary. A dentist will be the best judge. People suffering from chronic diseases like diabetes or heart-related issues or those who have undergone radiation therapy in the head or neck area should consult the dentist.
Types of Dental Implants
Basically, two types of implants are considered to be the safest and are approved worldwide:
Endosteal Implants (in the bone):
This is the most commonly used implant procedure. In this process various types of implants like screws, cylinders or blades are surgically implanted directly to the bones. A prosthetic tooth will be placed in each of the implants. Patients with bridges or removal dentures are best suited for these implants.
Subperiosteal Implants (On the bone):
This is the attachment of a metal frame onto the jawbone below the gum tissue to hold the prosthesis in place. Patients with a minimal bone height, and those who are unable to wear any conventional dentures are best suited for this procedure.
Dental Implants Procedure
The process of dental implants will depend on the specific conditions and the type of implants you have chosen.
Single tooth replacement: Single implant and a crown can replace the single missing tooth.
Several teeth replacement: Implants with supported bridges can replace the several missing teeth.
Missing of complete denture: An implant supported with a full bridge or full denture can replace all of your teeth.
Steps of Dental Implants
Depending on the condition of your jaw, teeth, gums and physical health, the duration of dental implants may vary. It may require a period of several weeks to nine months for the completion of the procedure. If the patient and his/her dentist confirm that an implant is needed, then the following procedures would follow:
Evaluation: First, a complete health checkups and mouth will be evaluated in detail. The health check up will be done to find out if there are any diseases like diabetes or any heart-related problems. Then the condition of the gums and bones will be checked.
Treatment Plan: After the evaluation is complete, the treatment procedure and plans will be discussed with you as per your requirement.
Implantation: A small post made of titanium will be placed on the bone socket in place of the missing tooth. It will anchor securely in the jaw as the jaw bone heals. It may take six to 12 weeks.
Modeling of the new tooth: Once the jaw bone is healed and the implant has bonded completely in the jaw bone, an abutment which is a small connector post is attached to the post in your gum to hold the new teeth strongly. A new replacement tooth made with your teeth impression is then attached to the abutment.
The new teeth will match the colour and size of your original teeth.
Care To Be Taken Post-Surgery
For an everlasting and permanent tooth implant some care must be taken.
- Avoid too hot or cold food or drinks.
- Try not to disturb the mouth area.
- Proper intake of medicines as prescribed.
- Avoid citrus food for the first few days.
- Avoid chewing hard things like hard candy, carrots, etc.
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