Dental implants are perhaps the best replacement for natural teeth. They are widely preferred by dentists worldwide to replace teeth that have been extracted due to various reasons. Their amazing benefits, such as strength, stability, functionality, and excellent aesthetics, are factors that put them ahead of their alternatives, such as dentures, bridges, etc.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a combination of metal stud, preferably made from Titanium, and a visible tooth crown made from ceramic. The metal stud replaces the root structure, and the crown replaces the visible tooth, thereby helping to restore a tooth in its entirety. The implant will be fixed to the jawbone exactly where the extracted tooth used to be present, thereby restoring both oral aesthetics as well as functionality.
Why should you choose dental implants?
- In comparison with the other tooth replacement options such as dentures or dental bridges, an implant is stronger by many folds. Since it is fixed to the jawbone, it wouldn’t easily break off or snap when you bite into hard foods.
- They look exactly like natural teeth as they are made from tooth-colored ceramic material. No one would ever get the faintest doubt that you have an implant in your mouth, even if they take a closer look.
- The ceramic material used to manufacture the crown of the implant is highly durable. It would wear just as much as your natural teeth do, which is absolutely minimal.
- Once the implant stud gets firmly adhered to the jawbone, you wouldn’t feel any sort of pain when you bite or chew food. The implant would last for several years without hassle, making it one of the worthiest dental investments you could make.
- Since the implant replaces the root structure as well, it would prevent the drifting of teeth from their ideal positions.
What is the procedure of performing an implant surgery?
Prior to confirming the candidacy for an implant, we would screen the oral cavity for several factors such as diabetes, jawbone volume, the overall state of health, healing capacity of tissues, etc. In case any of these factors aren’t satisfying, appropriate treatment will be given prior to starting the implant procedure
A small slit will be cut in the gums, and a hole will be made in the jawbone to house the implant stud. The implant stud will be placed in the hole carefully using high-precision dental instruments, and allowed to adhere to the jawbone. A healing period of a few weeks will be recommended during which the gums will heal, and the implant will firmly fuse with the jawbone.
During the next appointment, the dentist will place a connecting element, called the abutment on the implant stud. The ceramic crown will be fixed to the abutment by means of dental adhesives. This prevents the implant crown from slipping off or getting dislocated. Finally, the bite will be evaluated, and the crown will be polished to improve its appearance.
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