Dental Implants Treatment

Dent Cure Dental Implants Treatment

What Are Dental Implants?

They are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jaw as a replacement of missed or damaged teeth. They can be used to replace either a single tooth or complete teeth set. These implants consist of two parts – the first part is the base or root which looks like a screw or cylinder, while the second part is called a crown which looks exactly like a tooth. The root or base is made of a metal Titanium which is anchored to the jaw bone as it is one of the most biocompatible material and the crown is made of ceramic.

Advantages of using Dental Implants

  • Usually, after losing a tooth, the jawbone in that area shrinks which makes you look much older. But dental implants will stop this process.
  • Implants prevent gum recession and bone loss.
  • Bridges and dentures placed on the implants will neither shift nor slip while speaking or eating.
  • Crowns placed over dental implants feel and look more natural than conventional dentures or bridges.
  • Usually, ordinary bridges have to be attached to teeth on either side of the space left out by missing tooth. But for dental implant doesn’t require support from the surrounding teeth. The tooth will be independent.
  • Compared to other solutions, dental implants look and feel much natural. So, it will improve your speech and doesn’t affect your self-esteem.
  • Chewing is a bit difficult with regular dentures. And moreover, they also affect the sense of taste. But with dental implants, you can chew better just like natural teeth.

Types of Dental Implants

With the advent of technology, dentistry has reached a different level of minimally invasive treatments for dental and oral health. Dental implants are an integral part of the advanced reconstructive treatments for missing teeth. There is a broad range of dental implants available which provide a beautiful smile makeover. As per the American Dental Association, there are two types of safe dental implants that include – Endosteal implants and Subperiosteal implants.
  • Endosteal Implants – This type of dental implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone directly. Once the gum tissue surrounding the implant is healed, a second surgery is performed to connect a post to the implant. At last, an artificial tooth will be placed on it.
  • Subperiosteal Implants – This type of dental implants contains a metal frame which will be fixed onto the jawbone, just below the gum tissue. As soon as the gums heal, the frame will get fixed into the jawbone. Posts attached to the frame will protrude through the gums.

How Much Time Does It Take for Implant?

Usually, it takes about 1 week for placing the dental implant. However, if you are getting multiple implants then the surgery might take a bit longer. One the dental implants are placed or once the treatment is completed, it usually takes 4 – 6 months for healing.

What is the Approximate Recovery Time?

The pain, swelling or any other discomfort will be reduce within a week. Doctor will probably prescribe some medicines for the same. However, it usually takes 4 – 6 months for the gums to completely heal.