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Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that act as a lasting base for replaced or fixed teeth. They last longer than dentures, crowns and bridges and are perfect for patients suffering from falling or missing teeth and dental problems. What makes dental implants comfortable and safe is because they function like regular, natural teeth. People feel no problems when eating and there is a requirement to mend them regularly.
What are dental implants?
They are the replacement of natural teeth that return stability, functionality and appearance to the teeth. Through a small titanium screw, implants are placed into the bone following a specific and personalized structure. An example of Dental implant is displayed in the image, it is similar to an artificial root which is designed to fit the patient's teeth.The main function of the implant is to replace the missing teeth and give a nice look as if it was a natural tooth. The implant is placed in the place where one or more teeth are lost. The main aim of the procedure is to restore the patient's chewing function, avoiding the pain in addition to giving a good aesthetic teeth replacement, making them look natural. The defective teeth that the patient had before, becomes a refurbished and much better denture with all functions that may have been lost as masticatory function or just smile without shame that one can feel because of a missing tooth.
Dental implant surgery
The implants are positioned in the lower or upper jaws with a minor surgical procedure. The surgeon prepares the jaw by situating an artificial root into the bone which is followed by adjusting the artificial tooth in its place. The procedures are perfectly safe and do not harm the natural, adjacent teeth. An ice pack is recommended by the surgeon after the procedure which is usually required for 24-48 hours to help reduce swelling and bruising. To avoid any mishaps, start by eating liquid based diet when hungry.
Dental Implants- Advantages
There are several benefits of Dental Implants, some of them include:
- Dental Implants fill the gaps left behind by your missing or damaged tooth and prevents gum infection, disease and bacterial problems.
- The Implants function and appear like regular, natural teeth making them hard to distinguish by other people.
- It prevents bone loss that is caused by missing teeth. The implants provide stability to the adjacent teeth and maintain the shape and size of the jaw.
- The implants prevent adjacent teeth from repositioning and compromising the set of your bite.