Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement and Denture Stabilization3074949

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Dental implants, replacements for missing teeth, are one of the most thrilling advances in dentistry, but how do you know if they are right for you?

A dental implant is an artificial root, nicely suited to the physique, which is surgically placed into the jawbone. An artificial, all-natural looking tooth or dental appliance is secured on the implant. Implants are extremely stable, durable, and 1 of the most aesthetic tooth replacement options available.

There are much more factors to location an implant than just for the confidence of getting a beautiful smile. If a lost tooth is not replaced, other dental issues may arise. The jawbone that utilized to support the tooth starts to atrophy or weaken, which may trigger the adjacent teeth to shift. This may trigger excessive wear on certain teeth, alter your look or speech, cause decay, compromise your chewing skills and trigger TMJ (jaw joint) problems. By replacing the tooth structure with an implant, these problems can be avoided.

Implants can also be utilized to retain dentures, creating sore gums, "clicking noises" and instability associated with dentures a factor of the past. Denture wearers can consume and smile with much more confidence.

Dental implants are not usually appropriate for each patient. A complete dental exam is essential to figure out if you would be a good candidate. In some cases the bone is not dense sufficient to assistance an implant. The dentist will evaluation your dental and healthcare history for factors such as diabetes or bone loss, which can affect the success of the implant procedure.

Once the dentist has determined you will be a great candidate, the implant will be surgically placed in the bone and permitted to integrate with the jawbone for up to six months. Based on the type of dental implant a post might be placed to extend the implant above the gum line. An impression will be taken of your mouth and a final restoration or dental appliance will be made. At the final visit, the restoration will be placed and adjusted for correct fit and function.