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Dental Implants
Implants are a good way to replace missing teeth. They are a fixed solution to removable partial or complete dentures. Implants are a good option as they provide support and stability for these partial or complete dentures.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (generally made of titanium) that are surgically implanted into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or periodontist. The teeth fixed to the implants look natural and help restore your smile.
Implants are strong and will last many years. Very occasionally, they require re-tightening or replacement if worn out.
Why you should get a dental implants?
You may require a dental implant in the following cases:
- To replace a missing tooth or teeth without affecting the adjacent teeth.
- To cure biting problems caused by the teeth shifting into missing tooth area.
- To give yourself a confident smile.
- To help restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
- To restore or enhance facial tissues.
- To support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
It is very important for a patient to understand the treatment he is undergoing. It helps him feel reassured and relaxed.
We will take X-rays and impressions of your jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. The area will be made numb so that you don’t feel any pain and we will surgically place the implant into the bone. It will be allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone. This usually takes up to six months. Another surgery may be required depending upon the type of implantinso as to place the "post" that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After a few weeks of healing, the artificial teeth will be made made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. A number of fittings may be required and this may take one to two months. After some time, the artificial teeth will be fixed to the implant. Your teeth will feel stabile and comfortable.
We will guide you with instructions on how to care for your implants when the treatment is complete. Practicing good oral hygiene, good eating habits, and regular dental check ups will aid in the life of your new implant.
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