What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a valuable alternative to removable bridges or prosthesis. A dental implant is titanium cylinder which serves a similar purpose to the roots of natural teeth. By integrating to the jawbone, they can permanently support restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. In this way, the restorations would perform like natural dentition.
A dental implant basically has two pieces: a metal cylinder that is placed into the jaw bone and functions like the root of the tooth, and an abutment that screw into the first piece. A crown is then placed on the abutment, creating the appearance of a tooth.
Why choose Dental Implants?
Missing teeth are very common among adults, especially as we age. We all know that the removal prosthesis like dentures can be troublesome and uncomfortable when we chew or talk. Now, you have a more natural alternative by choosing dental implants which can replace one or more missing or damaged teeth with a permanent solution that leaves your smile looking 100% natural and allows you to eat the foods you love again. So let’s regain your smile and self-confidence.
The implants won’t decay and are designed to last for the rest of your life. Implants can be used in conjunction with various dental procedures to improve our oral health. Once they are installed, you’re much less likely to face problems with slippage and discomfort.
Dental implants are widely regarded as the best treatment for loose dentures. Permanent dental implants are designed to make dentures much more secure and enable you to smile, eat and talk confidently.
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On the consultation appointment, we will explain all your treatment options, requirements and concerns so can come to an informed decision. The next step is to conduct an CT Scan (Cone Beam). Using the clinical examination and the CT, we establish the best possible places for the dental implants.
And then we will book a 90 minutes appointment when we surgically place the dental implants. In most cases, it takes between 3 to 6 months for the dental implants to heal and fully integrate to the jawbone. In the last step, we will fabricate the restoration and place on the dental implant, which would look and perfrom as your natural tooth.
To maintain the dental implants and to make sure they would last for many years, the patient needs to commit to 3 things:
1. Brushing and flossing on daily basis
2. Dental cleaning every 3 months
3. A night guard