Know about the dental implant procedure

Are you worried about your teeth fall? One best option is to get a dental implant. For tooth replacement, dental implant is the fantastic long term option. It is a procedure where the surgeon places an artificial tooth that is fused in the jaw bone surgically.  Often the dental implant procedures are done in a dentist’s office. For these outpatient procedures, generally, local anesthesia is adequate. There are various other forms of sedation which may be given to patients. Depending on the preferences of the surgeon and the patient and also the clinical situation, each surgical procedure is different.

Surgical procedure steps:

The staged surgery procedure is the most widely used methods to place the dental implants. Surgical procedure is a three step process. In the first stage, the implant is surgically buried with the bone. While the implant is healing, this protects it from the force. By removing some of the gum overlying, this implant will be surgically exposed at the end of the healing period. In the second stage, the implant will be checked by the surgeon for its successful integration. Then, the surgeon connects some form of post called abutment which comes in various forms that penetrates through the gum into the mouth. Your dentist can stock-manufacture or custom-mold this abutments. A cuff or collar is formed once the gum is healed around the abutment. When preparing for the final restorative stage, the dentist can access the implant through this collar or cuff and place the prosthetic teeth. Many research studies have shown that the suitable abutment can be placed at the same time as implant and it is possible to do like that often. This may have some limitations, but it could avoid the need to do a second surgery for exposing the implant. During the healing period, it is important to protect the abutment form the chewing forces to ensure successful healing and effective bony integration. The final restorative step takes place once the implant is healed successfully and the bone is integrated well.  In this stage, the dentist or surgeon connects the prosthetic teeth to the implants that are integrated successfully.


Success rate of dental implants:

Even though dental implants do not have 100% success rates despite years of scientific research, since the introduction of these implants the success rate has dramatically increased. If the integration is not successful after the dental implant, it may need to be removed since it cannot be made in integrating easily. You can get the best advice about this from your dentist.

What to expect?

The dental implant procedure is not a quick process. You may be needed to take the complete dental exam. This includes taking x-rays and molds of your mouth. Then you may need to work with your dental provider and create a treatment plan. Your dental provider will consider the number of teeth to be replaced and the jaw bone condition before starting the procedure. After the procedure, you will be given instructions on how to take care of your implant teeth. You need to brush and floss your implant teeth to avoid plaque. Several surgical procedures are involved in placing the dental implant, which may take three to nine months or even more than that. It is a long term process, but much of the time is for allowing new jaw bone to grow and for healing. During the procedure, you will be given local anesthesia to control the pain.

George Abbot

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