Dental Implants: Procedure and Benefits

Dental Implants: Procedure and Benefits

Posted by STONE DENTAL GROUP on May 6 2021, 11:59 AM

Losing a tooth can be disheartening; we know that. It can affect your dental health and facial appearance to a great extent. Also, people who lose their teeth tend to feel less confident than those with healthy, attractive teeth. 

In earlier days, if you had lost a tooth, then the chances of replacing it with the new one were relatively low. Today, all thanks to the progression in dental science, we have treatments like dental implants, which offer the best teeth replacement solutions.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium-made artificial teeth roots used as a strong foundation for placing fixed or removable artificial teeth. It has an average success rate of 98%.

This procedure can be painful, so sedative or anesthesia is given during the procedure.

Dental Implant Procedure

  • At first, the dentist will analyze your medical history and conduct a visual exam with a dental X-ray. This is done to check whether you are eligible to undergo the procedure or not. 
  • A surgical fixture is placed into the jawbone in the dental implant placement procedure and is allowed to fuse with the bone over a period of 6 -12 weeks through a process is known as osseointegration. 
  • Now, a small connector abutment is implemented on the implant on which the artificial tooth is placed. The implant acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. In fact, this artificial root helps in holding a replacement tooth or a bridge. This procedure is so effective that it doesn't even affect the surrounding teeth and gives you a promising result. 

Benefits of Dental Implants

So, what makes dental implants one of the most popular teeth replacement procedures? Let see in detail:

  • It behaves like a natural tooth

The best part of getting dental implants is that most patients can't tell the difference between a natural tooth and an implant, as it functions and appears like a natural tooth.

  • They last long, for a lifetime

If taken good care of, dental implants can last for a lifetime compared to the bridges that last for around ten years. 

  • Prevents bone loss

Jaw in the empty space deteriorates due to the lack of stimulation because of the absence of the tooth. Since a dental implant replaces the tooth and root, it helps in providing necessary stimulation for natural bone growth.

  • It keeps the adjacent tooth stable.

Usually, the missing tooth gap makes the adjacent tooth crookedly shift towards the gap, which pulls the teeth out of the position and affects the bite and your appearance. TMJ can also be caused due to a poor bite which leads to pain and headache.

Remember that you need to follow a dental care routine at home after a dental implant procedure, giving importance to hygiene and regular dental visits. Want to know more about dental implants and other dental replacement procedures. 

Call Stone Dental Group at (773) 880-5080 or schedule your appointment online now!

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