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All About Dental Implants

Posted by Dr. Reynolds on Feb 21 2020, 10:48 AM

Dental implants are replacement teeth inserted in the place of missing teeth. A person might lose their teeth because of various reasons, such as external damage, cavities, surgery, etc. In such cases, those who wish to have their teeth restored can opt for dental implants as they are the best option for replacing lost teeth. Implants look and function exactly like natural teeth. They can be inserted in place through surgery.

Surgical procedure

The dentist screens the patient for any possible problems in the jaws, gums, and the adjoining teeth. Healthy gums and strong jawbone are essential for a person who wishes to get dental implants. The dentist gives local anesthesia to make the oral area numb. Next, he makes an incision on the gums where the implant is supposed to be inserted. The jawbone is exposed by moving the gums aside, after which using high-precision instruments, a tiny hole is created in the jawbone. Water act as the cooling and cleaning agent. The dentist then inserts the root/base of the implant into the hole. Using dental adhesives, he fixes it firmly in place. Next, he fits a crown to the metal base. Again, dental adhesives are used along with the abutment to set the crown on the metal base.

Benefits of dental implants

  • Teeth tend to displace after the extraction of the adjacent tooth. Over time, this would cause a change in the shape of the jaw. Dental implants prevent tooth displacement and help to hold the structure of the jawbone in shape.
  • After the tooth removal, the adjacent teeth will loosen from their sockets due to the drifting of the teeth. Placing an implant in the jawbone reduces the chances of this issue.
  • They help to regain standard functionality. Implants are strong enough to withstand biting, chewing, and tearing forces.
  • Implants help to maintain gum health and the strength of the jawbone.
  • They are long-lasting and one of the best ways to get a tooth replacement.
  • Implants help the individual to stay away from the embarrassment of missing teeth and also to regain a perfect smile.

Though dental implants are slightly expensive compared to their alternatives, they are worth getting done as they are pretty efficient in the long run.


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