Do You Ever Need To Replace Dental Implants?by Neville Jones Dental Services
Somerset Dental implants have been around for quite a long time now. The first-ever titanium dental implant was placed in 1965 by Branemark who is also titled as the "father of modern dental implantology". Since then, the treatment gained huge popularity for tooth replacement and some significant changes in its techniques and procedure have been done throughout these years.
A dental implant is a complete tooth replacement procedure that offers great advantages over the other alternative methods. It is made of titanium and surgically posted into/above the jawbone. They provide a strong foundation on which removable or permanent artificial teeth can be fused to match existing natural teeth.
What Happens During the Treatment?
The dental implant process is quite long and complex to be elaborated in writings. It commence with the initial consultation with a dental implant specialist who takes necessary x-rays of your mouth and assess your Somerset dental history to ensure you’re a good candidate or not for an implant. Following the inspection, your dentist place dental implants if you were find an eligible individual or your gums/jaw bone is strong enough to go through an implant procedure.
After placement of an implant, it is left to heal for a few months, the process that also referred to as osseointegration. During osseointegration, the implant naturally fuses together with the bone tissues and gives stability for the replacement tooth. Once the healing period is over, your dentist checks if it is integrated correctly with the gum. Following this inspection, they insert the implant post also referred to as ‘abutment’ into the gum. Then your dentist will fix the custom-fit prosthesis to the abutment and ask you to take good dental care Somerset.
Do Dental Implants Need To Be Replaced?
Dental implants are considered the best tooth replacement options because they look natural and last for years, even a lifetime if cared well. If you compare them with other alternatives such as dentures and bridges, they last around 5 and 15 years. But, dental implants’ lifespan is significantly longer, 25 years or a lifetime. With 95% of success rate, implants are the preferable choice of most of the dentist for a patient who lost one or more teeth.
It is very important to take good dental care after going through an implant procedure. Use soft brushes to clean your teeth and avoid scratching the implants. If you keep up with ideal oral hygiene practice, your implant will last lifelong.
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