A dental implant is a tooth root replacement procedure in which titanium screws are surgically placed into the jawbone. This is then allowed to fuse with the bone, which will take around 2 to 6 months, depending on the quality of the bone. And after it is healed, the dentist will mount a replacement tooth on the artificial roots, which will act as a foundation.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Even though the dental implant is one of the most recommended tooth replacement options out there, not everyone can undergo this procedure. First of all, the patients should be healthy enough to go through the entire treatment. It is important to have healthy gum and bone to support the implant. If not, they have to receive another surgery to build up a strong area for the dental implant.
Also, habits of chewing tobacco or smoking might affect the healing time after the implant surgery.
After the procedure, it is important to take care of oral hygiene, and one should take regular dental visits too.
How Successful are Dental Implants?
A recent study by the Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry showed that the success rate of dental implants was about 90-95% for the past 10 years, which is comparatively high compared to similar tooth replacement procedures.
Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant treatment plan will depend on your unique requirements.
This procedure can take multiple appointments. At first, the damaged tooth is removed. Then the jawbone grafting is done, after which the dental implant is placed. In the next sitting, the artificial tooth is placed in this implant placement. In order to control the pain during the procedure, local or general anesthesia is used.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Why prefer dental implants over other dental replacement procedures like removable partial or full dentures or fixed bridges? Let’s see.
- Comfortable and looks similar to a natural tooth
- High success rate (90-95%)
- The longevity of the titanium implants
- No nearby teeth are affected during the procedure
- Prevents the resorption and deterioration of jawbones due to tooth loss
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