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What are dental implants?
Dentists place these into your jaw to strengthen it and allow for new implantation of teeth. This is what makes up permanent tooth dentistry. You will need at least two separate ones to hold one crown (one side of a tooth).
They can be placed separately or together in an arrangement known as zig-zags or conicals.
You would need two sets of appointments to have them done, one to place the lower set and another to place the upper set.
In between you would prepare the tissue bed by placing an antibiotic there before going back in for surgery. This prevents blood clots from forming which could potentially ruin the healing process.
The longer they heal, the better the alignment of the prosthetic tooth/implant is. It also helps the esthetics – making this kind of dentistry very popular with patients.
How do dental implants work?
Modern-day dentistry focuses on two main types of procedures to improve your smile: tooth replacement using dental implants and gum surgery.
You may be able to replace just one or two teeth via a traditional procedure, but if you have severe tooth loss from periodontal disease or trauma, a full mouth reconstruction may be needed.
It is more cost effective to fix all of your teeth at once than it is to repair single teeth. Also, none of your other teeth will need replacing because everything stays together with the implant.
This article discusses how implants can help with gum issues. You can read about them in detail for both cases here
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Over time, your teeth will begin to show their age. Because dental implants fuse your artificial tooth or jaw implant with your bone, you can benefit in several ways.
You may be able to save money by not having to spend as much money on dentures. With dentures, you only have to water your mouth enough to balance out all of the food particles that get trapped between your teeth when you eat.
Because they’re so expensive, most people don’t put them on once they need them. However, even if you just have some loose skin or sharp edges biting into the sides of your mouths, it still costs more than dentures would cost.
Another way dental implants reduce expense is by preventing bone loss. When your bones experience stress, they lose material and become weaker. By putting stress on your jaws from chewing properly, you create space for new bone to grow along the upper and lower surfaces of your jaws.
Dentists recommend that patients who wear dentures grind their teeth down without lifting their lips. This places pressure on the underlying jawbone and stresses it enough to weaken it.
By stopping this process before it starts, dental implants help prevent your jaw from losing quality over time. In addition, because there is less risk of infection, oral surgeons prefer doing surgery on sites where there isn’t any gum tissue.
Are dental implants safe?
Over the past few years, there’s been an increase in the use of medical devices like joint replacements and cardiac pacemakers. These devices become more prevalent because they help alleviate painful symptoms and prolong life, respectively.
However, there are still many risks that come with these implantable technologies. For instance, as we mentioned earlier, joint replacement surgery removes the risk of osteoarthritis but it can have worse effects over time.
With dental implants, similarly, recent studies show increased success rates but also reports of severe complications. It is believed that if you had gone into your mouth with all possible complications, about 80% would have resulted in loss of the jaw bone or tooth failure from lack of support.
That said, our practice focuses on minimizing any potential risks associated with treatments by using state-of-the art technology, training our staff thoroughly, and keeping patients informed throughout their experience at Dr. Ghafoori’s Dentistry.
We work hard to give our patients full insight into their treatment choices so they can make decisions that feel right for them. From initial consultations through aftercare, people struggle to find enough words to express how great they feel feeling.
It is not uncommon during early stages of recovery to experience pain, swelling, bleeding, or dysfunction due to tissue injury. All too often, fear of consequences keeps people from going back to see doctors until the problem becomes irreparable. By then, it may be
Are dental implants better than dentures?
Although both dentures and dental implants can hold your teeth in place, they serve different functions. While dentures are attached to the jaw above and below the tooth level, dental implants work like screws that are anchored into holes left in the bone.
Because there is no mobility, only stability, this means there is less stress on the surrounding tissue and bones. By having more permanent protection, you don’t have to keep replacing the mouthpiece every few months, doctors can put fewer complications into your treatment plan, and you get better healing time because the tissues aren’t exposed to any new elements.
However, with that said; many people prefer having some part of their body remain protected by natural teeth. This may be due to feelings such as embarrassment from not having full control over their food or being limited in what they can eat.
For these reasons, while it’s recommended we all use some kind of dental prosthesis, there will still be those who choose not to.
Talk to your dentist about dental implants
There are many options for tooth replacement that can easily be incorporated into your oral health plan. One of these is known as an implant. An implant is a titanium root that resembles something similar to what you’d find at the end of a piercing.
It replaces the lost root structure by acting like a plug directly in line with the nerve structure that causes teeth to function. The connection between the implant and the bone takes place under mild pressure, much like when you press firmly on the skin surface around a piercing.
If you ask any dentists, he or she will tell you that nothing looks more unsightly than a dulling crown. Due to its prominent appearance in front of our eyes, people judge us almost entirely on how their perception of our smile matches up to ours.
An implant eliminates the need for a crown altogether. Because it doesn’t require any fabrication work, there’s no metal-to-implant contact which would reduce the lifetime of the implant.
What are the risks of getting dental implants?
Treating severe tooth loss can be very challenging. Some people may even avoid going to the dentist due to the fear of having their teeth removed.
However, with dental implants you get an alternative solution. Not only do patients benefit from replacement implants, but also from improved quality of life.
Dental implants work for many reasons. First, they allow people to restore the appearance of natural teeth by replacing the entire structure. Second, they let people eat whatever they want without worrying about damaging their teeth or experiencing pain.
What are the disadvantages of dental implants?
There are few reasons that you would want to get dental implants instead of regular dentistry. Although, there are many advantages to getting titanium osseointegration surgery, there are also several drawbacks.
The first thing to mention is risk. Even if you have in perfect health and no medical conditions, things can still go wrong. For example, patients might develop infections after surgery or doctors could make a mistake and remove the correct implant.
Another disadvantage is that this procedure is expensive. It is for these reasons that most people opt for normal dentistry instead of looking into it too deeply.
However, when you look at the benefits, then it makes sense. This surgery does help reduce your chance of jaw cancer by removing any sharp edges that could be causing friction while chewing.
Furthermore, this type of surgery works well with prosthodontics such as partial dentures and bridges. By having an intact bone surface area, they improve the ability to hold permanent parts of your mouth together without inflammation because the tissue is already prepared to heal.
Finally, it has been shown to improve some aspects of overall facial appearance. Due to their shape and position, teeth offer the opportunity for lip compression, so good results include improved lip contour and fuller lips.
Dental implants can improve your dental health
Dental implants are used primarily as an endontreatment, meaning they are placed at the site of teeth to provide support for replacements or structures. There are several types of implants, including surface area supports (bars) and screws, which are held in place by either bone tissue or a special adhesive.
The process involves surgery so that a suitable replacement root structure can be attached to the crown you wear on your tooth. This is what will appear once it has healed; however, this procedure is now done using anesthesia with very little pain.
Once connected, these structures offer stability and flexibility and also act like teeth roots, preventing other kinds of tooth loss.