A person can suffer from a number of dental problems. The most common are bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, toothaches, mouth sores, tooth erosion, and yellow teeth. Going to the dentist may solve majority of these problems, but some like severe tooth decay and gum disease causing tooth loss may need special solutions like dental implants.
Dental Implants are “root” devices used in providing a strong foundation for tooth replacements. After embedding the implants, permanent or removable replacements are then installed and made to match your natural teeth. These implants are usually needed to replace teeth that may have been lost due to tooth decay, gum disease, or accidents.
Experts, called implant dentists, perform dental implantations. They may ask you to choose from one of two procedures: two-stage or single stage dental procedure.
A two-stage procedure begins with a surgery, wherein a screw type implant shaped like the root of a tooth is attached into your jawbone. It is done by first anesthetizing the patient. After that, the dentist will expose an area of the jawbone and prepare the bone for an implant. The implant will then be set into place and the gums will be closed with stitches.
After healing, the dentist will again perform a minor surgery to expose the head of the implant. The abutment or removable denture will then be placed and the procedure is done.
The single stage dental procedure, may be done in one day, and involves a single surgery. A longer implant will be attached into the jawbone, with the top extending over the bone and leveled with the soft tissue. The soft tissue will then be sewn up, with the top of the implant left exposed. Designed to avoid the second surgery after healing, this procedure can have the abutment placed immediately.
Dental implants may give you the perfect teeth you’ve always dreamed of, and provide a quick and long-lasting solution. So why not see if there are any implant dentists near you and have those perfect teeth?
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