Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Even though our teeth are designed to last a lifetime, they can still get damaged. And at times so extensively that they need to be removed. Several reasons can lead to this serious situation and can vary from incorrect positioning of the teeth to diseases of the gums.

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Fortunately, people suffering from dental problems can get dental implants to overcome them once and for all. Read on to find out how dental implants can be helpful.

Facts

Dental implants are more or less a form of replacement therapy. The procedure is primarily carried out to support replaced teeth. Dental implants support the teeth just like natural tooth roots would.

There is no age restriction when it comes to getting dental implants. Additionally, it is by far one of the most effective solutions for dealing with missing teeth. The procedure is also best served for individuals that do not wear dentures. But then again, only a periodontist will decide whether it is the best procedure available for your problem, which can only be determined after careful examination of your medical and dental history.

The Procedure

Before the actual procedure, your periodontist will carry out diagnostic tests. This will include tests like x-rays and complete evaluation of your medical and dental history.

The procedure is a minor operation and requires local anesthesia. Once the procedure is complete, the healing period takes about 4 months, which is enough time for the implants to fuse with the bones.

Another minor surgery is carried out once the healing period is complete. The purpose of the surgery is to add an abutment to the implant/implants, which serves as a support for either a single tooth or teeth.

The final step is to add a crown to the implants as it makes the teeth look natural.

Benefits to Look Forward to:

  • Improvement of appearance
  • Boosts confidence
  • Implants can last a lifetime
  • Implants are comfortable
  • Implants do not slip out of the mouth like dentures normally would
  • Implants do not affect one’s speech
  • Easy chewing

 

Now that you know everything there is to know about dental implants, it should be easier for you to determine whether it is a viable solution or not. However, it is a good idea to speak to Dr. DeAndrade to better understand your situation. We will gladly schedule a consultation appointment for you!



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