Dental implants could be a good choice for your missing teeth

2011 November 17
by Asha Sood

Dental implants are artificial teeth that look identical to natural teeth and are permanent in nature.

A dental implant is essentially a surgical substitute for a natural tooth. They are
commonly ‘cylindrical’ in shape and are inserted into a tooth socket to
replace a missing tooth. Dental Implants in use today are made from surgically pure
titanium which is well tolerated by patients and also integrates easily into bone without being rejected.

A dental assessment is essential in order to check whether you can have a dental
implant. You also need to have enough bone levels present in your jaw for this procedure.
It is possible to have more than one dental implant if your cosmetic dentist recommends that you are a suitable candidate.

The insertion of a dental implant takes place in two stages. First, a metal connector needs to be inserted into your jaw. Following this, a natural looking tooth, which is created from a dental imprint, is fixed to the metal connector.

Once the dental implant is fixed, it is essential to follow good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing them regularly, as you would with your normal teeth.
Visiting your cosmetic dentist for regular follow up appointments is a must, as it helps in avoiding any potential long-term complications.

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is a growing trend and increasing in popularity amongst patients today.

It helps in achieving a beautiful smile without the need for dentures or bridgework. Dental implants also look and feel just like your real teeth and this makes them a dental treatment which many people choose as a good long term solution to get back their beautiful smile.

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  1. Dental2010 permalink
    December 6, 2010

    Thanks for the info.I too believe that dental implants can bring back happiness to a lost smile.Nowadys dental implants are done widely and can be carried out at a reasonable price.

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