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Dental Implants

Posted by DR. REYNOLDS on Apr 1 2021, 12:45 PM

For us, a smile is a representation of beauty, happiness, and confidence, right? Who doesn’t like to own a smile that has the power to communicate with confidence to others? And straight pearl-like healthy teeth are always an indispensable part of that smile.

What happens when you just lost a tooth? You may look for ways to replace the missing tooth, right? Even though dental procedures like dentures are available, people are still searching for effective tooth replacement techniques until now.

Introducing dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth roots implemented on your jawbones To support one or more false teeth. During the procedure, the dentist will surgically place these implants using titanium screws.

Dental implants offer a high success rate of 90-95% and are comfortable and natural-looking compared to other teeth replacement methods. Also, if you follow a healthy hygienic dental care routine along with regular dental checkups, it can last a lifetime.

Who can undergo Dental Implant Procedure?

Not everyone can receive dental implants. For that:

  • You should have healthy gums and jawbones to sustain the implant.
  • Free from heavy smoking or tobacco usage, as it can cause discoloration or stains in addition to other severe health problems.
  • Should not have any kind of untreated chronic illness, like cancer, nerve, and heart diseases.

Dental Implant Procedure

After the initial visual exam and medical history analysis, the dentist will decide whether you can receive the dental implant or not. First, the gums are cut open, and the hole is created into the exposed bone. Here the dental implemented with a titanium screw.

A brief healing time is required during which the jawbone unites the implant's surface. This process is known as osseointegration. It can take weeks to months, depending on your unique conditions.

Now it’s time to place the abutment. For that, the gum is again cut open and closed only at the sides. Here the crown or artificial tooth is attached.

A dental implant is the number one choice when it comes to teeth replacement. Westwood Dental offers expert implant dentistry solutions with the help of our experienced professional dentists.

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