Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics that are manufactured to last a lifetime. It is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. The dental implant is then, covered with a crown to make it last long and to give the patient a wholesome looking smile. Dental implants are usually preferred by dentists and orthodontists as they provide the same functions that regular teeth do but also help in the prevention of bone atrophy in the jaw. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing or damaged tooth or to restore the complete set of teeth.
Did you know…
Across the globe there are approximately 30 million people that live without natural teeth in one or both jaws. Moreover, a larger clientele has begun to opt for dental implants as a way of replacing teeth. According to The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, currently 3 million people have had dental implants surgically placed into their mouths, a number that is reported to be growing at a staggering rate of about 500,000 people per year. Contemporary titanium implants were first developed in the 1950’s, but through archeological finding we have discovered that the ancient Egyptians and the Mayans were the earliest cultures to implant artificial teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I care for my teeth after getting dental implants?
After the surgery, you might experience bruising and swelling. For that, you will be prescribed medicines by Dr. Reena. Also you will only be able to eat soft foods for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
What should I expect if I need dental implants?
The process of placing dental implants has numerous steps, which usually take between 6 and 9 months to finish. Firstly, a titanium rod is surgically placed where a preceding natural tooth root once was. The gums are sewed shut over the implant, for a few months while they heal and begin blending with the adjoining bone. You’ll be sedated and/or anesthetized for the duration of the treatment due to the duration and nature of the treatment. Once the surgical site has healed, you will be fitted for permanent crowns and have the rods placed.
Do I need Dental implants?
If you have missing, broken or rigorously decayed teeth and are in good health, then you can opt for dental implants. Only a consultation can determine if implants are right for you, so that it can be identified whether you have ample bone support and healthy gums to support the new tooth structure.