Dental Implants are restorations that are used by implant dentists for several purposes, including replacing missing teeth, providing more support for dentures and bridges. This restoration is made from biocompatible titanium and it can last a lifetime with proper care.
What is the dental implant placement process?
First is a consultation appointment during which the dentist will assess the patients’ teeth, gums, and jawbone health. In addition to this, the dentist will ask about the patients’ medical history to determine their suitability for implants.
After this appointment, patients will have to return to their implant dentist for another visit in order to have the implants placed. During the placement, the patients are sedated and numbed to ensure that they will not feel anything. If patients have to get multiple dental implants, they may have to come back for more appointments. Once the dental implants have been placed, they will have to wait for the gums to heal and the implants to become integrated into the jawbone.
Do Dental Implants require special care?
After getting dental implants placed, patients do not need to follow any special instructions to take care of their implants. It is suggested by many an implant dentist that patients follow their standard oral hygiene routines of brushing and flossing every day, and going for frequent dental check-ups.
Who is considered candidates for dental implants?
During the initial consultation appointment, the dentist will determine the suitability of patients to get implants. The dentist will evaluate the state of patients’ jawbone structure, the condition of the gum tissue, and talk about their health. Patients who are taking certain medications or are undergoing medical treatment that may cause complications in the implant healing process are not suitable for implants. Furthermore, patients who have conditions such as diabetes are not considered as candidates as it can cause complications with the implant.
In a word, dental implants are restorations used to replace missing teeth or support dentures or bridges. The process of getting an implant involves an initial consultation appointment and implant placement appointments, and the period of healing. Not everyone is considered for implants, as several things can cause complications in the implant healing process.
Improving facial appearance with dentures