Teeth restoration is just as much a sensitive task as performing any other cosmetic treatment. Here, your smile is perfected by following procedures to make your gums, teeth and mouth healthy as compared to cosmetic treatments where you choose to treat your skin, hair, etc.
Dental implants are a boon these days for people who are not blessed by naturally beautiful, healthy and strong teeth. No matter what dental conditions you may suffer from, almost all dental problems can be cured with dental implants. Here is a brief about how dental implants work. Read on to know about dental implants and the procedures involved.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The implant is designed similar to the structure of our natural tooth.
Once you have visited your dentist and planned to have a dental implant, your doctor will first describe your dental condition, the treatment and the process how dental implants are installed to your mouth.
These are the steps involved in placing a dental implant to your mouth.
- Dental implant, a cylindrical tapered post made of titanium is surgically placed into your jawbone. (Titanium is one metal that unlike other alloys doesn’t cause any infection and is accepted easily.)
- Slowly, as the tissues start healing, the implant will fuse with the natural jawbone, making a long-lasting bond with the natural jaw structure. The process is also termed as Oseo-integration.
- The healing process usually takes upto a few weeks’ time or sometimes even months. During this process, the anchors or the cylindrical post gets tightly fused into the jawbone with bone growing around the post.
- Once the implant has fused perfectly into the jawbone, abutment, a small connector is placed on the implant for the purpose of connecting the implant to the replacement tooth or set of teeth.
- Based on the requirement, an individual tooth, or dentures with multiple teeth are then fixed on the abutment.
The procedure gives you permanent teeth replacements that look just as natural as our other teeth.
When are Dental implants used?
- Replacement of single tooth or for adjacent teeth.
- Used as anchors to support fixed bridge.
- Support loose teeth when splinted to them.
- Entirely toothless jaw
- Stability to an entire denture.