Dental Implants Procedure
Teeth are an important aspect of our bodies. The loss of one or more teeth affects not only one’s health but also one’s self-esteem. Improper mastication compromises digestion, resulting in a reduction in nutritional requirements. When front teeth are missing, the smile becomes unpleasant and unnatural, making it difficult to attend social gatherings or give presentations. When numerous teeth are lost, the face’s anatomy and tooth balance are disrupted.
Teeth replacement is not an option; it is a need. This preserves and balances the remaining teeth while also restoring optimal chewing function for improved health. Teeth can be replaced using a variety of methods, including removable dentures, crowns and bridges, and dental implants.
To begin, removable dentures should be removed, cleaned, and reinserted on a daily basis, as the name implies. Furthermore, they do not generate adequate biting pressures, making it exceedingly embarrassing if the denture falls out while speaking or eating.
The other option is a bridge, which is used when one or more teeth are missing. To make room for the crown, adjacent normal teeth are severely cut down to make a bridge (cap as it is called in general). A bridge is built using the support of these cut teeth to fill the vacant gap. This system is extensively utilised and works well, but only for a short time. Natural teeth that have been cut deteriorate over time due to the removal of a protective covering called enamel during the cutting process. As a result, normal teeth pay the price for the replacement of another.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are a close match for natural tooth replacement. They operate and look like normal teeth while without interfering with other components. A dental implant, like natural teeth, has a root that is implanted into the bone and a crown that is visible in the mouth. They can be used to replace a single tooth or a group of teeth. Even complete mouth fixed implant supported teeth with chewing strength comparable to natural teeth can be provided. Above all, they strive for a happy life with good care.
Dental implants are placed in two stages. The root portion of the implant is inserted in the bone in the first stage. This is a completely painless treatment that takes approximately 20-30 minutes and is performed in sterile settings. The crown is then placed over the implant in the second stage. The time it takes for bone to develop around the implant is 3-4 months between the first and second stages. This is a completely safe treatment that works equally well in diabetics and hypertensive people.