Don?t Lose Hope If You have lost your teeth, Visit your Cosmetic Dentist for Dental Implants
Have you recently lost a couple of your teeth? Do you constantly feel conscious about it?
Have you recently lost a couple of your teeth? Do you constantly feel conscious about it? Do you always feel that people are staring at that ‘gap’ in your ‘smile’? If your answer to these questions is yes than we are glad to tell you that we have brought a ray of hope for you. You can simply go to your cosmetic dentist and get dental implants. Keeping the three functions of teeth in mind – form, function and aesthetics, dental implants are ideal solution for replacement of natural teeth.
Loosing teeth due to gum problems, ageing, accident or tooth decay is the most common reasons for the same. Whatever be the reason of losing, the good news is that your local cosmetic dentist can replace them for aesthetic and functional purposes.
Other than dental implant, denture and fixed bridge is solution for lost teeth. However, dental implants are now becoming increasingly popular with the cosmetic dentists because they provide long term solution, slow down further bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.
Dental implants are rods made of fine titanium. They are artificial substitute for the root portion of natural tooth. They are anchored into a pre- drilled socket in the jaw bone to support a crown bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. Titanium is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. When your cosmetic dentist places a dental implant, his goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so that they can fuse together, thus creating a constant support for the new tooth.
Before placing any implant, your cosmetic dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums. If he or she will find any signs of gums decay, then he will treat them first. Thereafter the actual process of dental implant will begin. Few x-rays and may be a CT scan will be taken to assess the bone quality and nearby bone tissue. The procedure is generally carried out under local anesthesia. If the patient becomes too anxious then the cosmetic dentists uses sedation also.
Then your cosmetic dentist will cut the gum where the implant is to be placed and will lift it and then he will drill a small hole at the intended location. Then he will tightly fit the titanium implant and will stitch back the gum. If your cosmetic dentist finds insufficient bone material to accommodate the implant, he may conduct a bone graft or may use small sized mini implants.
Then he will leave it to heal and integrate with the jawbone for six weeks to six months. Gradually the bone tissue will grow and anchor itself into the surface of the implant. During the healing period, your cosmetic dentist will allow you to continue wearing dentures. . After the healing period, he will again lift the gum and will attach a post to the implant.
Jason William is the author of this article on Cosmetic Dentist.
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