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Dental implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth, helping to stop or prevent jaw bone loss. The dental implant procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, but also is considered a form of cosmetic dentistry.

People who have lost teeth might feel too self-conscious to smile or talk. Additionally, biting irregularities caused by tooth loss can have a negative effect on eating habits, leading to secondary health problems like malnutrition.

By replacing missing tooth roots, dental implants provide people with the strength and stability required to eat all the foods they love, without struggling to chew. Additionally, dental implants stimulate and maintain jaw bone, preventing bone loss and helping to maintain facial features

Why should you use dental implants for replacing missing teeth?

  • Bone loss is stopped when implants are placed.

  • Sacrificing the adjacent teeth by cutting them down to be used as abutments for a bridge becomes obsolete.

  • It is a predictable treatment: Success rates (86%-98.5%) vary depending on the general health of the patient and on the quality of bone.

  • Decay cannot destroy them.

  • They are biocompatible: bone cells can grow on the implant surface, as the body does not recognize titanium as a foreign body.

  • Implants can be used to stabilize dentures thus preventing their movement that is embarrassing and painful.

In expert hands, dental implants have better prognosis than bridgework as they re-create the natural physiologic loading of the jawbone, which is imperative for its maintenance.

Placements of dental implants are for most people a painless operation. Depending on the number of implants that are placed in one visit, the patient is expected to be able to go to work in 1 or 2 days.

Implants can improve facial appearance, the digestion and the quality of life.

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Dental Implants: Consultation, Placement, and Recovery

To determine if implants are right for you, a consultation with your dentist, oral surgeon, and/or periodontist or prosthodontist is needed. During this appointment, your dental professional will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and evaluate bone density and quantity. This may involve X-rays and computer tomography scans (CT scans) to ensure there is sufficient bone structure for placing the implant(s), and to determine exactly where the implant should be placed.

Based on the condition of your oral tissues, oral hygiene and personal habits, and commitment to follow aftercare instructions, your dentist will advise you of the most appropriate dental implant treatment plan.