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Improve Your Life with Dental Implants

1 August,2015

Improve Your Life with Dental Implants

Tooth loss can be quite an embarrassing situation to deal with. The gaps that remain after extraction of the teeth alter the structure of the jawbone, allowing your cheeks to sink in, making you appear older than you actually are. You're left finding it harder to chew and feeling less confident about smiling in public. Thankfully, there is a permanent solution for this, in dental implants.

What are Dental Implant Treatments

Tooth implants are becoming increasingly popular because they have many advantages over traditional dentures. What it involves is a surgical insertion of a titanium screw into the part of the jawbone where the gap exists. This screw serves as a permanent fixture that will be later used to support an artificial tooth. Although it takes a few months to complete, it will prevent further tooth loss, strengthen the jaw bone, allow for better biting pressure, and give you a completely natural look.

Traditional dentures require time consuming cleaning routines and they shift around in the mouth making it both uncomfortable and embarrassing for patients. Dental implants overcome these issues and leave you with a permanent solution so you can get along in life and enjoy things that matter most to you.

The Procedure

After carefully evaluating your medical history and examining your teeth, the dentist will draw up a plan to fix the gaps in your teeth. You may be prescribed a few pain killers before the surgery is performed. You can talk to the dentist to discuss the best method of pain control available. From general anaesthesia at the hospital, to sleep dentistry, there are several pain-free options to choose from.

Sleep dentistry allows you to undergo the entire procedure under sedation, leaving you feeling completely relaxed and somewhat unaware of the surgery. Once appropriate pain relief has been administered, the surgeon will create a space in the jawbone to insert the titanium screw. After post-operative care is performed, the jawbone will be given time to heal internally and undergo a process known as osseointegration. This process can take anywhere from 4 months to 6 months to complete after which a replacement tooth will be secured to the connector or abutment which lies on top of the implant.

Replacement teeth are available in various shades. The dentist will pick one that matches the rest of your teeth, leaving you with a superb finish and a wonderful smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants undoubtedly save you many hassles. Once you've finished the whole treatment you can brush, floss and clean your teeth as usual. Moreover, replacement teeth won't be subject to cavities although they might suffer routine wear and tear.

You will also be able to bite into foods that were earlier quite difficult to chew because of gaps in your teeth. Dental implant surgery has a very high success rate. However, you ought to follow your dentist's instructions meticulously to prevent gum infections from developing. Also remember to stick to dentist recommended follow-up checks.

Need implants? Get in touch with our trained specialists at Dental On Clarendon now.

 

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

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