Dental implants is a medical application performed to replace missing teeth. Dental implants, usually made of an artificial tooth root in a form of a screw, are perceived as a part of the body with titanium jawbone and a high degree of success is achieved. Dental implants are the most commonly preferred method by people who have missing teeth. This is because both patients with single teeth are missing and patients with no teeth can benefit from dental implants applications. Another benefit of dental implants is that they do not interfere with adjacent teeth..
In Which Cases Should the Dental Implant Be Applied
Dental implant applications are preferred by people who lack teeth, periodontal disease and aesthetical problems. Missing teeth causes chewing effectivity; this led towards dental implant application.
Missing teeth occurs deformation of of the jaw bone. After the teeth are pulled out, the implant application reduces the damage to the jaw in a significant amount. The most important benefit of implant applications is that no support is received from neighboring teeth.
How to Apply Dental Implant
The way implants are placed depends on your anatomy or bone structure, the type of implant, and the tooth being replaced. Some implants require 2 or 3 appointments and can take up to a year to complete.
Most implants involve 3 or 4 basic steps:
Placement of the implant
The implant is placed into your jawbone. There may be some swelling and/or tenderness after the surgery, so pain medication may be prescribed to ease the discomfort.
The healing process
What makes an implant so strong is that the bone actually grows around it and holds it in place. This process is called osseointegration (OSS-eo-in-tee-GRAY-shun) and takes time. Some people might need to wait until the implant is completely integrated before a permanent replacement tooth can be attached to the implant. This can take several months. Other people can have the implant and a temporary replacement tooth placed all in one visit. The length of the healing process depends on location of the replacement tooth and the type of implant being used.
Replacing your missing tooth
For a single tooth implant, A new tooth may be customised, called a dental crown. It is based on a size, shape, and color that will blend with your other teeth. Once completed, the man-made tooth is attached to the implant post or abutment.