An Overview on Teeth Implants

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A teeth implant is a metallic root of a tooth that is placed in the bone of your jaw by an implant dentist and allowed to heal in the bone for a period of time until the bone-implant union is strong enough to support a prosthetic tooth. Dental implant is a treatment that has been around for many years now. Up to now, this is the most widely accepted form of teeth restoration. This type of medication is used to support one or more false teeth as it is placed into the jawbone just like a tooth root.

Teeth implant is a permanent and fixed prosthesis positioned within an individual’s mouth; they are small titanium "fixtures" that take the place of the natural root of the tooth. They are gently implanted into the bone, using local anesthesia, these very tiny titanium roots actually bond with a patient’s bone, more securely than natural root would in a process known as osseointegration. Most often, the implant is more stable than a natural tooth’s root. A dental implant is one of the most precise and invasive procedure completed by a dentist and though has many positive aspects, risks do exist. There is always a risk that your body will reject the implant as any foreign object that is implant comes with the risk of being rejected, rejection is usually high when the sterilization has not been done properly and an infection interferes with the dental procedure. Though these implant screws are constructed of titanium, chances of rejection are low.

The gum where the implant is to be placed is cut and lifted and a small hole is drilled in the jawbone at the precise location of the intended implant, this is done under local anesthesia to make it painless. The titanium implant is tightly fitted into this socket and the gum is stitched back over the implant. If there is insufficient bone material to accommodate the implant, a bone graft may be required; this is an additional surgery to increase the bone tissues in the gum to the required standards.

After the titanium implants teeth have been put in place, it is left to heal for a period of between six weeks to six months during which the bone tissue will grow and anchor itself into the microscopic rough surface of the implants. After the healing period, the gum is again lifted and a post is attached to the implant with a temporary crown. When the surrounding gum tissue has matured the final permanent restoration can be fitted to the implant, this is done six weeks after the crown has been placed.

Titanium implants have replaced fixed bridges and removable dentures which were not perfect options as they came along with a lot of problems such as recurrent decay and gum diseases. Thanks to the new advancements, one can now comfortably eat, speak clearly and restore that beautiful gorgeous smile.

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