Dental implants are the best way to get back your smile. This is the perfect option for people who have lost their tooth or teeth for some reason or the other. These implants give back the same function and aesthetics as a natural tooth.
Technically, these are artificial tooth root that is placed into a jaw to hold a replacement tooth in place.
A titanium structure serves as the root of the implant that fuses with the jawbone after surgery. This provides structural integrity to the implant. The procedure follows through with the addition of an abutment (made of titanium) which is attached to the implant via a screw. Initially, a softer temporary crown is provided to aid in the healing process. Thereafter a permanent crown is attached to the abutment which stays fixed in the mouth, unlike a denture.
Permanent crown is made using a model of the patient’s tooth and gum tissue. Once the procedure is complete, this dental implant looks, feel and functions like a natural tooth.
Take care :
Dental implants are like your own tooth, so it requires the same care. Oral hygiene is extremely vital for the longevity of the dental implant. This includes regular brushing, flossing, routine dental implant check-ups, quarterly professional cleaning to keep the soft tissues healthy.
Importantly, a care plan is developed by the dentist after the procedure, which needs to be religiously followed. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor the implant, teeth, and gums to make sure they are healthy.
Dental Implants Lifespan :
A good quality dental implant goes a long way in maintaining the longevity of the tooth. It can last for decades! However many factors affect its lifespan:
- Stability of the patient before and during the procedure – good general and oral health is a prerequisite for a dental implant. The best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Further, the patient must have adequate bone in their jaw to support the implant
- Poor placement – experience and training really matter in this field. Ensure you are cared for by an experienced professional.
- Gum disease is a major contributing factor leading to dental implant failure. Oral hygiene before, during and after the procedure is extremely important.
- Clenching or grinding teeth can lead to a chip or a pop off of these implants. No doubt these implants are durable; still, prevention is always better than cure.
- Lastly, lifestyle factors like smoking and diabetes are sure to affect the longevity of a dental implant.
If you are considering dental implant then it is worth knowing that we have a 90% success rate. At Laser Center, we strive to improve people’s confidence and give them the quality of care they deserve.
Above all, we keep our patient’s safety in mind. All our staff members are highly trained in first aid, emergency drugs, and defibrillator usage. We have strict cross infection protocols and policies. Additionally, we only use the best quality materials and state of art equipment to ensure the safest treatment possible.
If there are any aspects of dental implants you need to discuss do contact our practice.