Dental Implants: Replacement Teeth for an infectious smile.

Many people who lost one or more of their teeth feel uncomfortable when smiling and try t avoid smiling as much as possible. Nevertheless, with dental implants this doesn’t has to be the case anymore as your replaced tooth will not just look but also feel like one of you own teeth.

So, what are dental implants?

Dental implants are already used over 40 years in dentistry. A dental implant is an artificial root of the tooth, which mostly has a helical or cylindrical design. It gets implanted into the jaw bone in order to replace the tooth or teeth missing. Most of the dental implants are made of ceramic or titanium. They take over exactly the same function as you normal root of teeth as they adhere directly with your jaw bone. A dental implant ensures that fixed prosthodontics such as crowns or bridges or removable dental prostheses are securely fixed. Some of them can last for a life time so that numerous inconvenient visits at the dentist can be avoided.

The advantages of dental implants:

Dental implants have many advantages why they should be used. One of them is that they will boost up your confidence as no one will ever realise without you telling them that you have dental implants. As they will look so identical to your real teeth even you will forget at some point that you are having dental implants. Another advantage, which is for the majority of people one of the most important one is that dental implants prevent bone loss.

But there are also a lot of other advantages having dental implants such as:

• Low risk surgical intervention
• Strong footing
• Reliable
• Biocompatible

When can I use dental implants?

Dental implants serve as a replacement of missing tooth. Theoretically it is possible to replace every lost teeth by an implant. Although an age restriction doesn’t exist, there are some requirements that have to be fulfilled in order to be eligible for a dental implant.

These are:

• Enough jaw bone supply for the implant anchorage
• Enough space for fixed of removable dental prostheses
• Good oral hygiene
• Completed jaw bone growth

Risks of dental implants:

The fear that something could go wrong by the implant treatment often codetermines the decision of having dental implants or not. Needless to say twinges can occur a few days after the dental implants have been implanted. Also bruises and swellings may appear. Nevertheless, matter of fact is that dental implants are mostly riskless and just and very rare cases ( under 5 per cent) severe adverse effects appear.

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