A Guide to Dental implants – effective, durable and painless

2011 November 19
by Asha Sood

A missing tooth can lead to embarrassing situations and can subject an individual to being on the receiving end of people’s laughter and jokes. Often, a missing tooth can not only be detrimental to how you appear, it can also change your speech.
If you find yourself in this embarrassing situation and need advice on how to address the issue, visit a cosmetic dentist and discuss the possibility of a dental implant.

Dental implants are artificially manufactured, natural looking teeth which are fitted permanently into your jawbone to replace missing teeth. Dental implants resemble natural teeth so much that it can often be impossible to distinguish between a dental implant and a natural tooth, even for the individual with the dental implant.

The procedure for obtaining a dental implant requires the consultation of an implant specialist. The procedure requires a small connecting screw or metal rod to be fixed to your jaw. Once this is integrated and fixed, the dental implant is fixed to the metal connecter. The dental implant can be either permanently fixed or removable, depending on your choices.

A dental implant should last for many years with good aftercare.
It should not only restore proper chewing and a healthy looking set of teeth but also address any speech problems you may have experienced.
A good after care regimen of flossing and proper cleaning should be followed after a dental implant has been fitted.

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