A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that a dentist sets into the jaw. The implant will be the base where the replacement tooth or bridge will be attached to. Dental implants are the perfect options for people with generally good oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to injury, a periodontal disease or some other reason.
The use of dental implants is considered highly tooth-saving because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support. An implant is actually all the support that a tooth replacement needs.
Dental implants look and feel natural, in the long run you may even forget hat you have actually loss a tooth and that what you have is on is a natural one.
Dental implants provide you with the feeling of security. There will be no worries about ill-fitting dentures or neighboring teeth being damaged.
If dental implants are properly installed, and if you will take proper maintenance, you can enjoy your always natural tooth for the rest of your life.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- They replace a tooth or more teeth without causing any hard to neighboring teeth
- They can effectively support bridge which eliminates the need for a false tooth
- They also provide support for a false teeth in making it more secure and comfortable to wear
- They look and feel like the natural teeth
- They prevent gum recession and bone loss
- They do not have any bad effects on the adjacent teeth
- They provide long-term oral health
- They can bring back you confidence because you can smile and speak without any uneasiness
- No more misplaced dentures
Types of Dental Implants
This is the usual type of implant used in dentistry. Type of endosteal implants are cylinders, screws and blades, which are surgically set in the jawbone. This is the most commonly used type for implant for removable dentures and bridges.
This type of dental implant is set on top of the jaw. There will be a metal foundationâ€™s posts that will protrude through the gums; this protruding metal will hold the prosthetic tooth. This is the ideal option for those who have less bone height or who cannot wear traditional false teeth.
After Dental Implant Treatment
Just like your natural teeth dental implants also require a good maintenance and a regular visit to your dentist. Regular brushing and flossing must still be done. You do not need any new or special toothbrush or toothpaste. Whatever you are using will be sufficient.
You will be required though to work closely with your periodontist and dentist so that you know how to properly care for your implant. Always go to your scheduled dental visit. There is still the need to monitor your implant, your teeth and your gums to ensure their overall health.
Ideally, a patient that requires an implant is one with healthy teeth. So in most cases, there is no need for constant reminder on what to do for the proper care of the implant.