Choosing a dental implant today is low risk and low cost option for replacing missing teeth. Technology has advanced dramatically since implants launched in the dental world and we now have a range of dental implant surgeons who can perform low risk operations which are safe and effective for dental patients.
If you are currently unhappy with your smile, or struggling with missing teeth and you’re considering implants for the very first time, here’s everything you need to know about what they are, what they do and how they are implanted.
What are Dental Implants?
Today’s dental implants are usually made of titanium. Already used across so many medical practices, titanium is the most compatible metal to your own tissue, making it the ideal metal to use for teeth implants. A dental implant is a root device which will replace a tooth that is missing, and today’s advanced technology means that you will not be able to differentiate between an implant and real tooth by look or feel.
Aesthetically, an implant can transform your look and give you confidence to smile again. And without a doubt, a tooth implant is the second best alternative to your original tooth, making it a very natural choice for anyone wanting to improve their appearance.
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How Are Dental Implants Added?
This is a question that many people ask – the answer is that every operation will vary and this all depends on how much of your original tooth has receded, whether your jawbone will allow for a new implant or whether you need bone grafting / sinus augmentation prior to your operation. Implants are usually placed through the bone with a bone plate, fitted over the bone with a metal framework (subperiosteal implant), or positioned within your jawbone.
All implant operations are low risk operations and are very safe. Most procedures are very quick and you will have a new tooth / set of teeth in just a few hours and pain will be at a minimum. There may be feelings of discomfort but the overall operation will be quick, easy and convenient.
Aftercare for Implants
Today’s tooth implant technology is very advanced and implants are very reliable and durable. Once in place, there is a low risk of any future complications. Your dentist will be able to provide you will details about how to care for your implants but general maintenance is low.
So once you have undergone your procedure, other than the usual care for your teeth and dental hygiene, there really is very little to think about.
What’s more, is that with the high quality materials used in making tooth implants these days, distinguishing between your original teeth and your dentures is almost impossible by touch or vision. They look and feel real so you can enjoy a thoroughly natural experience with your dentures.