5 Things You Should Know Before Getting Dental Implants
Published on July 22nd, 2021.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium tooth root that is placed into the jawbone beneath the gum tissue to serve as an anchor for a dentist to connect replacement teeth or a bridge to the region of the mouth. Dental implants are permanent, non-removable, and offer a better benefit for the patient because they do not need to be connected to other teeth like bridges and can potentially last a lifetime.
At The Hope Dental Centre, we utilise titanium Straumann® dental implants that can bond into the bone, enabling the gum tissue to develop around it like a real tooth. Once put in, the implant does not move or harm the bone or adjacent teeth. It has been proved to be the greatest option for those who have one or more missing teeth, good bone development and tissue to assure the procedure’s success.
Committing to obtaining dental implants is a big choice, and there are a few things you should know about it. Here are five things to consider before obtaining dental implants.
1.It’s A Gradual Process
Getting dental implants may be a lengthy process that might take months to complete. The treatment might begin with the extraction of the damaged teeth, followed by a bone grafting procedure if necessary, and would need to recover before the implanting could commence. If there is enough bone in the jaw, micro implants can be utilised immediately after tooth removal in some situations.
Regardless of the kind of implant, healing between operations requires time in order for the implant and bone to fuse together and become stronger than your natural teeth to ensure the procedure’s success. If you are concerned about missing teeth throughout the healing process, removable devices can be created to fill in the gaps left by lost teeth until the healing process is completed.
2. Frequent Dental Checkup Is A Must
Because dental implants require multiple phases to obtain the desired effect. It is important that you visit your dentist on a frequent basis to ensure that the implant is adapting to your mouth and healing properly. Even after the implants and crowns are installed, regular examinations are required to ensure that your implants remain healthy and free of infection. It is advised that you see your doctor at least once a year to monitor and assure the health of your implants.
3. High Success Rate
The success rate of dental implant operations varies depending on a number of factors, including the patient’s oral health, where the implant is put in the jaw, and the dentist’s level of competence. Recent studies, however, show that dental implants have a success rate of up to 95%.
Like any surgery, it may pose some health risks, but they are extremely rare. If they do occur, they are typically minor and treatable, such as an infection at the implant site, damage to surrounding structures such as teeth or blood vessels, a sinus infection, or nerve damage often caused by placing the implants immediately after the removal of damaged teeth.
5. Permanent Replacement And Protection
When you lose a tooth, it leaves a space where the root was. Dental implant operations concentrate on visible portions of the tooth to ensure that the implant maintains the tooth in place. To do this, the implants are placed in such a manner that they make contact with the bone, fooling it into believing that the tooth root is present. This stimulates the formation of new tissue surrounding the implant, resulting in a natural bond between bone and metal.
Implants can also maintain good teeth by leaving them alone while still providing a base in your jaw bone to support and retain whatever dental prosthesis you are attaching firmly in place.
Getting dental implants is a big choice, so if you want to learn more about them or are considering if they are the right solution for you, contact The Hope Dental Centre now to arrange a consultation with Dr. Farkhondeh to learn more about how dental implants may improve your life.