Dental implants are among the top cosmetic dental procedures offered today. If you have missing or broken teeth, dental implants can restore smile so you no longer have to be embarrassed. Dental implants involve surgically inserting a titanium screw in the jawbone to serve as an anchor for a bridge or replacement teeth. Sometimes, they are inserted to hold dentures in more securely to keep them form moving in your mouth. Dental implants look like your natural teeth.
Other Advantages of Dental Implants
Some other advantages of dental implants include:
-prevention or reversal of bone loss which occurs from tooth loss
-removes gum irritation or nerve pain from dentures
-eliminates the risk of cavities
-lets you still enjoy your favorite foods since they resemble and act like real teeth
-eliminates the messy adhesive needed for holding dentures
-replaces a single tooth or several teeth
Who Can Get Implants?
The dental implant procedure take several weeks and it requires a health evaluation to determine if you are a candidate. You need adequate bone to support the anchor and healthy gums to undergo implants. If you have periodontal disease or inadequate bone, dental implants will not be suited to you. Being in good health will help you heal faster, and bad habits or a condition may the increase risk of implant failure.
If you don’t have adequate bone, the dentist may do bone grafting, which is taking bone from one area of th body and placing it in another. You also should be in good overall health and not have diabetes, smoke, or drink alcohol. Children usually cannot get implants because their jaw bones haven’t fully developed.
How Dental Implants are Done
The first phase of dental implants is commonly devising a course of treatment to suit your specific needs, which may involve the dentist getting an impression of your teeth or taking a 3D CT scan to measure for correct placement and to devise an anchor design. During the initial phase, the dentist will decide if any extra procedures are need like removing rotten teeth or bone grafting.
After you heal from preliminary procedures, the dentist will begin the implant procedure. A single tooth can commonly be completed in the dentist’s office under local anesthesia. It will take the single tooth implant around four months to fuse into the bone. Then, the dentist will insert the post to hold a tooth, which doesn’t take long and uses local anesthesia. Dental implants for missing front teeth and lower rear teeth pose a greater challenge since they need to be functional and look natural. Missing front teeth and lower rear teeth implants take 3-6 months to fuse into the jawbone. When you get your new implants, you should follow all instructions so you can heal.
Dental implants should only be done by qualified professionals with the skills to do implants like Dr.Barkhordar. Dr.Barkhordar has many years of dental implant experience and the ability to do various types of dental implants. Dr. Barkhordar can make your smile what is used to be and restore your confidence.