What is an implant?
Dental implants are dentures that replace missing teeth. They are made of titanium and are neatly placed in the places previously occupied by natural teeth. Implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth (implant-supported bridges), or all teeth (implants in full dentures).
How do dental implants work?
32 Before Smilestone 32 After Smilestone Osseointegration is the key to successful implantation. As a result, the bone cells attach directly to the titanium surface (the bone fuses with the implant), which essentially seals the implant into the jawbone. It takes 3-6 months for the implant to fit into the jaw and heal. The crown is then fixed in place to complete the procedure.
What are the advantages of implants?
»Improves aesthetics when examining natural teeth» Stimulates and supports the jaw to prevent bone loss »Improves speech and clarity» Much easier than removable dentures »Practical because it is a reliable choice for dentures» Nutrition and the possibility of teeth falling out of the mouth Improves “Increases self-esteem and self-confidence.” Very durable and with proper care can last a lifetime. »Improves oral health without changing the surrounding teeth compared to fixed bridges.
Am I eligible for implantation?
Implant examination includes a full x-ray, dental impressions, a full oral x-ray (OPG), and a complete examination of the teeth and gums. Bone density and mass, implant placement, and computed tomography (CT) are also required. The ideal candidate for dental implants should be in good general and oral health.
There is enough bone in the jawbone to support the implant and healthy gums free from periodontal disease. Talk to your dentist as there are certain conditions and medical conditions that affect whether a dental implant is right for you. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, radiation, etc.