Published On: Tue, Aug 16th, 2016

Important Facts About Dental Implants

Missing teeth need not be a limitation to a good, broad smile thanks to the invention of dental implants, which offer a permanent solution to a single, several or full dental replacement. Dental implants are the best option for teeth replacement and filling-in natural gaps between the teeth, and allow you to live your life as if you your natural teeth are still intact.

Advantages of dental implants

  • You do not need to remove them.
  • They will not fall off while talking or chewing.
  • Jaw bone density is maintained.
  • It does not affect other healthy dental formulae.
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Types of dental implants

There are two types of dental implants carried out by dentists. It is either an implant on the bone where the artificial tooth is placed on top of the jaw bone with a metal prosthesis which can be visible on the gums; or an implant in the bone in which the artificial tooth is screwed on the into the jawbone. The latter is used for patients with a high bone density.

When are you eligible for a dental implant?

Dental implants can only be placed on patients who have at least an average bone density, and free from any dental disease since the artificial tooth is integrated with the other tooth when being implanted. They also use the underlying bone tissues of the jaws when surgically filled. Dentists and periodontists will carry out dental assessments before making a decision to start the minor surgery.

Which teeth can be replaced?

You can replace a single tooth, some teeth and even an entire set of teeth in more extreme scenarios. Before such a decision is made, the quality and quantity of the bone is assessed since the implants require a healthy jaw bone to fit in the implants without any side effects after the operation.

Post dental implant

After a successful dental implant, the dentist will advise you on the best oral care and monitoring of the implants. Frequent visits to the clinic are also recommended. Strong aftercare treatment plan to get rid of infection and monitor the association of the implant and the bone tissues is a must. In rare cases there may be an allergic reaction but this risk is mitigated by prior tests before the actual implant surgery takes place.

What is the cost of dental implants?

The cost of the operation is based on various factors. They include:

  • Material used for the dental implant.
  • The number of teeth to be replaced.
  • Any other added services before the operation.
  • Experience of the dentist.

All these factors combined will give you an average cost of the whole process. Dental implants process is the best and proven method for missing teeth as opposed to dental filling. The implants need normal hygiene just like the natural teeth. The upper jaw is more complicated than the lower jaw. Any patient with periodontists must be treated prior to the operation. Dental implants require healthy dental formulae for efficient and effective post dental care and treatment. You can restore your smile and avoid ugly teeth by opting for artificial tooth.

Guest Author: Brandon King

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