We need our teeth for a life time, still, mainly in adulthood, we might lose them. When this happens we first get shocked, but there is no need to worry because there is a solution for regaining our perfect smiles and eat our favourite dishes just like before. By gettingÂ dental implantation, one of the most modern method of replacing missing teeth, we can improve our quality of life.
You can learn the following from this article:
- Why do we lose our teeth?
- What can we do for replacing missing teeth?
- Why dental implants?
- What is a dental implant?
- What should be known before the implantation?
Why do we lose our teeth?
We can lose our teeth for example in an accident, which mainly happens withÂ the front teeth, the incisors. The other most common reason for teeth loss is tooth decay and periodontal disease. With missing teeth we cannot chew food properly, we are afraid to smile, and we even form words in a different way which changes our manner of speech. Of course all these could be prevented by healthy eating, regular right brushing and regular dental examinations, but when most people realize that, it is already too late.
What can we do for replacing missing teeth?
There are more solutions for replacing missing teeth, such as dental bridges, or removable dentures. In the case of the latter, patients often complain about their look or feel them being uncomfortable. The most reliable and aesthetic method of teeth replacement are dental implants, which replace the roots and therefore act as natural teeth.
Why dental implants?
Dental implants differ from other solutions of teeth replacement in that they are much more stable and much stronger, therefore we can live with them confidently, just as if we did with our natural teeth. Our eating habits can also turn back to normal. Â In appearance, they are unperceivable and natural looking, we can talk and smile just like before and no one wil notice the difference. Living with dental implants is like regaining our own teeth, significantly improving our self- confidence.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. This artificial root made of titanium is inserted in the jaw and a few months later, after perfectly amalgamating with the bone tissue, the superstructre is placed: first the implants are exposed, then the implant abutment is placed with the gum forming abutments and then the crowns made of the selcted material is placed on it. An implantation is possible in case of either one or more teeth missing. Only very few patients complain about pain during the surgery or irritability following it, but in any case, the patients receive pain killers as well as antibiotica after the treatment. The durability of dental implants with proper oral hygiene can last even for decades.
What should be known before the implantation?
Before the implantation it is important to know wether we have sufficient bone tissue. If we do not, bone grafting is needed. A healthy gum is alsoÂ inevitable for anÂ implantation, so if any inflammation of the gum is present, it first hasÂ to be treated.
In case of diabetes, osteoporosis, haemophilia or strong smoking habits, the traditional procedure of the implantation can be carried out only in very few cases.
Of course before the implantation, a thorough consultation with your dentis is needed, during which he plans the procedure of the implantation and prepares an exact treatment plan and price plan forÂ you.