A dental implant is a small titanium post (screw) that is surgically placed within your jaw bone beneath your gum line.
Dental implants are one of the most common methods of tooth replacement. Dental implants are a very reliable type of tooth replacement that both looks and feels like a real tooth. They provide a permanent solution if you need to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth in different areas. If you take care of dental implants, it can last you a lifetime.
PROS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS;
1. They are one of the most effective options to replace missing teeth.
2. They provide a very natural look and feel.
3. There is no involvement of your neighboring teeth, so adjacent teeth remain intact.
4. They are permanent, life-long replacements.
Are dental implants painful, and you can expect not to cause any pain during your dental implant procedure?
Can I get implants if I lose all my teeth?
ANSWER; it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge.
2. What is the best treatment for a missing tooth?
3. Are dental implants rejected? It is rare that your body will reject your dental implant.
4. Do implants hurt after? Not as there are medications for pain relief.
5. Are implants a good idea? A dental implant can last forever.
WHY ARE THEY THE BEST CHOICE FOR MISSING TEETH?
If you have one or more missing teeth, you have the option to fill the gaps. Traditional bridges and dentures may do the trick, but they are not right for everyone because of their discomfort, soreness, poor mouth structure or other reasons. You may need a different dental restoration choice.
Dental Implants are the best choice for replacing missing teeth because they do not affect other teeth as traditional bridges do. With traditional bridges, the teeth adjacent to the empty space are ground down in order to attach the fake tooth
Dental implants may be the best choice for replacing missing teeth instead of bridges and dentures don’t work. Implants also protect your jawbone – sometimes bridges and dentures can’t do.
How do dental implants work?
●Placement of the implant(s)
● Osteo integration or bone growth and (healing takes several months)
● placement of Abutment (where your crown attaches)
● placement of your new tooth (crown)
You will undergo these procedures in stages with healing time in between.
DENTAL IMPLANTS V/s DENTURES
STABLE TEETH WITH GOOD CHEWING POWER!!
Dental implants provide a far superior experience compared to dentures. Even dentures that originally fit the patient will begin to slip and become uncomfortable after a while, due to increasing bone. It’s difficult to keep any dentures continually stable due to wear on the bony ridges. The most frustrating aspect of dentures and the unhealthiest , is their diets because they are unable to chew certain foods with their dentures.
If you are deciding between traditional dentures or implant restoration, here are some things to consider.
●Dentures often have to be kept in the mouth by using a dental adhesive.
●dentures have to be removed for cleaning.
● denture covers the roof of the mouth.
● denture can sleep out while eating or speaking.
●it’s hard to chew with dangers and you can’t eat a lot of food you like or need.
● dentures may click while eating
● dentures don’t provide the stimulation needed to prevent bone loss
● progressive bone loss as a result of wearing dentures can cause facial collapse
DENTAL IMPLANT V/s DENTAL BRIDGE
A Dental Implant is a more affordable and natural replacement than a dental bridge.
A bridge consists of a false tooth (or teeth) supported by adjacent teeth that have been capped. It is used to replace one or two missing teeth.
A bridge requires two or often healthy teeth to be altered, which is not an ideal way of replacing a missing tooth compared to a dental implant. Bridges tend to have short lives, which can last a lifetime. So, while a bridge can sometimes be more economical at first, in the long run, dental implants can cost you less.
FACTORS AFFECTING THE SUCCESS OF DENTAL IMPLANT.
Factors affecting the success of dental implant success depend on various systemic factors like diabetes, immune compromise disease, osteoporosis, history of radiation etc., the integration of implants and thereby affects stability and quantity effects.
IS TOOTH IMPLANT SAFE FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS?
While it’s true that those with diabetes may require special pre- and post-implant care in order to maximize success, recent studies show that dental implants are safe for those with controlled diabetes.