Most people are familiar with dental implants and how effective they can be in restoring lost teeth or anchoring dentures. However, these super-strong and lifelike teeth replacements are not suitable for everyone. Here are five things to consider if you want to replace your gaps, bridges, or unpleasant dentures with natural-looking dental implants.
Amount of Bone
The bottom component of an implant, the part that is really ‘implanted,’ is similar to a screw that you could use to join two pieces of furniture in your home. In order for the two things to stay connected, the screw, just like at home, needs something to latch onto. In this scenario, the screw grips the jaw bone tightly to attach the replacement tooth or denture.
The issue arises when you lose a tooth or teeth, and your jaw bone begins to shrink. The bone will have shrunk the longer you have been missing a tooth. It physically collapses in and is reabsorbed by your body since it no longer serves a purpose.
The most frequent reason people aren’t excellent candidates is bone loss, but you won’t know for sure until your dentist examines your x-rays.
The majority of well-controlled health problems are acceptable; however there are a handful that would exclude implant use. HIV, uncontrolled diabetes, and immunological disorders should be discussed with your dentist or physician in a confidential setting. Also, a known allergy to titanium may necessitate the use of a different substance, such as zirconium, so this is something to discuss with your dentist.
Dental Implant is a Process
An implant is a lengthy procedure that might take months to complete. Sometimes the procedure begins with the extraction of the problematic tooth, followed by bone grafting if necessary, and a period of healing before beginning the actual implanting. If there is enough bone, micro implants can also be utilized soon after a tooth has been removed.
Healing takes time, regardless of the type of implant, which is a good thing. It takes time for the implant and bone to ‘fuse,’ making it stronger than your natural teeth. The crown or ‘cap’ is only applied after that, and your grin is complete.
Of course, depending on where the lost teeth are located in your mouth, we can create a detachable device to fill in for them until the healing process is complete.
Smokers should be Aware
Implant failure is more likely among smokers, especially heavy smokers. A smoker’s mouth takes significantly longer to heal, and in some cases never recovers. The continuous sucking that occurs during smoking disturbs the healing process, and the germs and chemicals that surround the implant site are unhealthy. Most practitioners will ask you to stop smoking before and throughout the healing process.
Because dental implants are a multi-stage procedure, it is critical that you attend regular checkups. This will ensure that the implant is “taking” and that everything is running well. Checkups are required even after the implant and crown or denture have been put to ensure that your implant remains healthy and free of problems.
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