For restorative dental procedures, dental implants have been a part of it for the last 40 years. From the longevity and the esthetic quality to placement techniques to the implant materials, all aspects of implants have improved through the years as witnessed by the dental profession. Originally invented in Sweden, dental implants are made of ultra strong titanium and they look like a large screw.
Dental implants are for situations where a single tooth, several teeth or a whole arch of teeth are missing. Acting as a stabilizer for the restoration that sits on top of it are the implants which also stimulate bone growth. The gums and bone where the missing tooth was attached to receive no stimulation from the blood supply and activity of that tooth.
Furthermore, the opposing tooth on the opposite jaw no longer has something to bite against, and may grow towards the space created by the missing tooth. In order to place the implants directly in the jawbone and under the gums, surgery is needed. For them to osseo integrate and for bone to grow around them, the surgical site with the implants is left under the gums.
After the first surgery, a provisional can would be utilized for these Swiss implants. There is an abutment or implant post that is connected to it followed by healing time for the gums. Custom fitted onto the abutment is the final tooth restoration about 6 to 8 weeks later. What the final restoration could be includes a crown, bridge, or an implant supported denture.
When it comes to implants, people think that as long as they are in they could be painful. Implants that are painful are those which have not been properly placed. It is normal to experience discomfort after the surgery. When they did not have a strong bite on food, people with dentures from those with several to a full arch of fabricated teeth had no options when implants were not yet available. Other than a person’s overall health, nutrition is also affected by chewing.
Some people may shy away from different foods when there are missing teeth, denture slippage, or even teeth that do not occlude properly. Eating a balanced diet of only softer foods is difficult to do.
For some people, there is a misconception about how dentures are better to have than maintaining real teeth. People often assume that having dentures replace their teeth would make oral health care much easier to deal with. Associated with dentures is some degree of discomfort. The initial custom fit of dentures over time can loosen up because of several factors. Dentures have no capacity to match the stability and solid foundation that dental implants create.
Considering that we are in such a great era of dentistry, people can benefit from implant dentistry technology. Apart from offering restoration stability which allows people to eat healthier diets, bone and gum stimulation is also offered by implants. When it comes to a healthy, natural tooth nothing can replace it but dental implants can be used by dental professionals to make their patients smile again.