Dental implants are one of the most popular dental restorations now to restore missing tooth/teeth. This advanced dental treatment has changed the whole outlook of dentistry in the last few decades due to its amazing results.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal posts that act as artificial tooth roots. It is implanted surgically into your jawbone to form a strong and long-term solution for your missing tooth/teeth.
Who can get dental implants?
You may get dental implants if you:
- Have one or more missing teeth
- Have healthy gums
- Have good jawbone health to hold the implant
If you have any underlying conditions, then talk to your dentist to know the right dental solution for your problem. We always advise you to avoid smoking to keep your gums and teeth in good health.
What is involved in getting dental implants?
First of all, we will conduct a comprehensive dental exam, and depending on your specific needs. We will ensure your mouth is healthy enough to get an implant placed. Our dentist will then create a detailed treatment plan.
In some cases, if you don’t have enough jawbone health, our dentist may recommend you to undergo a bone graft procedure to reinforce your jaw before getting the implant placed. On the day of surgery, our experienced dentist will administer local anesthesia and make a drill into the bone where the implant post has to be placed. After implanting the metal post, it will take several months for your gums and jawbone to heal and fuse. This process is called osseointegration.
After the healing process, we will attach an abutment over the implant, which will help to keep your dental crown in place. As your new artificial tooth gets ready, our dentist will place it over the abutment, and you will finally get your brand new smile.
How can you care for your dental implants?
- Strictly follow the oral hygiene guidelines given by your dentist.
- Brush your implants the same way as you do your teeth, i.e., gently and thoroughly.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Floss daily at least once a day.
- Use mouth rinses once a day.
- Avoid hard or sticky foods.
- If given proper oral care, they can even last forever.
Feel free to call us now to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentists. We’ll be happy to guide you further.