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Can Dental Implants Be A Safe Option For Replacing A Lost Tooth?

by Dr. E. Jan Chithalen Dr. E. Jan Chithalen Dentistry

One of the first questions that patients ask dental surgeons when undergoing dental implant procedure is if the procedure is a safe one. While dental implant surgeries are known to have success rates of up to 95%, patients are increasingly worried about the material used to manufacture the dental implants and the behavior of these implants with the surrounding jawbone and tissues once it is inserted in the mouth. Below, we attempt to highlight the importance of undergoing dental implants in Ontario and the benefits that can be enjoyed once the procedure is completed.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial structures that replace our natural tooth that was lost due to certain circumstances. The implant screw then supports the dental crowns, bridges and dentures and also looks and feels exactly like the natural teeth. The implant is embedded inside the jaw through a surgical procedure and it is allowed to integrate with the supporting tissues and the jawbone. This process is known as Osseo Integration and it takes about 4-6 months for the implant screw to get completely immersed with the jaw. Afterwards, the dental crown is placed on top to give the implant a natural appearance.

While there are many people who advocate the use of dental crowns and bridges alone, dental implants can help to avoid the bridgework which, in turn, is damaging for the adjacent teeth. The dental implants can also help to prevent bone loss that patients are prone to after losing their natural teeth. These dental implants last for up to 15-20 years when they are maintained appropriately. Therefore, it is necessary that patients practice appropriate oral care during and after the dental implant procedure is performed.

How safe is the procedure?

For the purpose of manufacturing the dental implants, titanium is the most commonly used material. Titanium is the most popular choice because it is highly resistant to corrosion and it is biocompatible with the mouth and does not produce harmful affects once inserted inside the mouth. However, there might be cases when the titanium implant leads to allergic reactions and implant failure, but these cases are extremely rare and not appropriately documented in large areas.

Therefore, it can be concluded that titanium is the best choice for the dental implants and the procedure can be appropriately performed under an expert dental surgeon, who ensures that the chances for dental implant failure is the least for the implant procedure. The best dental implants in Ontario can be undertaken under experienced dental surgeons, who are of the belief that dental implants are the ideal solution to the loss of teeth.


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