A regular dental implant is a small titanium screw-like fixture that works as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The dental implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw.ﾠ Once the placement is completed, the implant has to connect ﾖ fuse --ﾠ with the bone which can take a couple of weeks after the surgery. Treatment time ﾖ the time when your implants are first inserted and later when the prosthetic can be implanted --ﾠ will vary depending on your situation. Sometimes it is possible to get normally functioning and esthetic looking teeth within a few days. In some situations, it may be necessary to wait a longer time period before completing the restoration.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or a number of missing teeth. Implant teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth as well as preserve the integrity of a facial structure and improve the look and function of a jaw.ﾠ Once the screw-like fixture is safe and the implant has fused with the bone, a dentist will screw in an actual implant that is made to look and replace natural tooth.ﾠ
Anyone who is missing one or more of their teeth due to injury, disease, or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. Occasionally, if there's a number of teeth missing, dental implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge can replace them.ﾠ Wonder if you're the right candidate for dental implants?ﾠ If you're healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Also,ﾠ your dentist will study your family and your medical history in order to make final decision about replacing your teeth.ﾠ
According to dental professionals patients report that there is little discomfort and that they were much more comfortable following the procedure then they expected to be.ﾠﾠ Anesthesia and patient sedation are used to eliminate any discomfort during the procedure itself.ﾠ There may be some discomfort after the procedure but this is usually minimal and can be significantly reduced with some pain killers.ﾠﾠ See if you can talk to former patients to get their take on this.ﾠ
There are so many benefits of dental implants!ﾠ The benefits of implant treatment include improved appearance and self-esteem as well the enhanced ability to chew and enjoy your food.ﾠ Your new, implanted teeth will also protect the remaining teeth and your jawbone.
Theﾠ biggest disadvantage is that the dental implants are quite costly ﾖ the fees vary across the office but are usually more than $1,200 and there may be additional costs depending on the difficulty of the procedure.