Dental Implants

Posted by DENTAL SPECIALISTS OF NORTH FLORIDA on Mar 10 2021, 10:23 AM

Healthy teeth are a sign of a healthy person with a healthy lifestyle. And what will happen when we lose our teeth? It can badly affect your speech, eating ability, or even facial appearance. Also, teeth loss can affect our confidence as much as it affects our appearance. 

So, what is the best treatment for teeth replacement?  Dental Implants.

Even though dental treatments like dentures are available, they are not as effective as dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth roots that are surgically implemented on the jawbones using titanium screws to act as a foundation for the prosthetic teeth. Even though this procedure takes multiple sittings and a comparatively long time for healing, it is one of the most recommended teeth placement treatments by dentists.

Also, not everyone can get a dental implant. For that, you should have a healthy jawbone, no chronic illness, and must avoid bad habits like smoking and tobacco usage.

Why Should We Get Dental Implants?

Why should you consider getting a dental implant when many other teeth replacement procedures are available? Let’s see in detail:

  • High success rate

Dental implants have a success rate of around 90-95%, which is pretty high compared to other teeth replacement procedures, like dentures.

  • Comfortable and Natural look

These implants are designed in such a way that you don’t feel like having prosthetic teeth. It will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. 

  • Durable

With proper dental hygiene by adopting good dental practices, like regular checkups every six months, the implant screw itself will last a lifetime. 

  • Improves Facial Features

Implants help preserve natural bone and tooth tissue, thus allowing you to retain your natural facial features even after the procedure.

Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure needs multiple sittings. At first, there will be an initial consultation, during which the dentist will assess whether you are eligible to undergo the implant procedure or not. If you are qualified, the affected/decayed tooth will be removed, and a dental implant will be placed in your jawbone. After a healing time of 2 to 6 months, a prosthetic tooth is placed in this implant, which will act as a foundation or tooth root. 

Remember that the healing period will differ from patient to patient since it depends on the patient’s unique condition. Also, this procedure involves some kind of sedation like local or general anesthesia since it can be a painful one. 

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