Teeth implants are a different way of replacing lost teeth. They are attached in your jaw bone so they act and look more like a natural tooth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, to replace several teeth to hold a fixed bridge or can be used to secure removable partial or full dentures. They can replace teeth loss to disease or teeth that may have been knocked out due to trauma, for example, when playing sports.
In order to ensure you receive premium quality teeth implants make sure to choose a reliable dental implant surgeon. He/she should take a complete medical and dental evaluation and develop a plan to made sure you do not have any health conditions that could impair your surgery. In addition, the dentist should use a number of different diagnostic tools such as CT scans or dental X-rays so your implants can be placed with precision and with minimal risk.
What the implant surgical procedure involves?
The process of premium quality teeth implants involves two separate surgical procedures. In the first surgery, the implant post is fixed into the jawbone. Local anesthetic is often used in the surgery. Once the implant is placed into the hole the gum will be stitched shut and left to heal so the implant post can integrate firmly with the jawbone.
On the second surgery procedure, the implant will be uncovered and evaluated to find out if the implant post has successfully locked into the jawbone. If the implant has been successful, an opening in the gum will be created to expose the implant and place a healing cap so a tooth can be attached. The cap is used to give support to the crow or bridge. A metal sleeve will then be thread into the implant to hold the crown bridge or denture firmly in position. At this stage, you final prosthesis can be constructed.
Recovery after oral surgery can be improved with proper post-operative care. The instructions given to you by your dentist will help promote optimal healing. If your surgery involves sedation or a sedative you may feel light-headed or a light faint immediately after surgery so make sure you are accompanied by an adult who can drive you home. Plan to take it easy for the first day or two after surgery and do not operate any machinery or drive for the first 24 hours.
Side effects can include localized facial bruising, swelling in the mouth or on the side of the face, stiffness or soreness of the face. Bleeding should not be uncontrolled, and if ti seems heavy or fails to stop withing a few hours, contact your dentist so he/she can advise you on how to deal with any discomfort.
Long term success of dental implants relies on good oral hygiene. It is important to regularly brush and floss the implants and to return to your dentist for checkups and cleanings.
Make sure you understand all the procedures involved in dental implants to be able to make an informed decision about your treatment.