In dentistry, the dental implant is the method with the help of which an artificial tooth root replacement is done. As replacement, a tooth or teeth are restored, which are similar in appearance to create a natural look?
Dental implants are of several types. Such as: osseointegrated implant and the fibrointegrated implant. The earlier type of implant is more popular and commonly practiced. Under this kind of implant, doctors have to establish the connection between the living bone and the replacement. To connecting, a titanium screw is usually used, which has a rough end. First of a very precise hole is drilled into jaw bone carefully and then implant is placed.
Dental implants are not very major surgery; rather they are performed under general anesthesia. To accomplish this dental implant surgery, it usually takes around 4-5 weeks. However, in some simple cases, there are evidences that the surgery has been performed on single day.
The process of healing in dental implant surgery is also very long. It usually takes three to six months.
Things to remember
First of all you have to see that whether your jaw has enough bone to give support to the implant. If your dentist says that you don’t have enough bone then you might have to go foe bone drafting procedure first.
Make sure that the area, where you are planning for implanting, is in healthy condition.
Dental implant surgery is an expensive treatment, so better you go for the treatment with insurance for it, so that even if your implant is not successful, you will not lose huge amount of money
After the implant surgery, you will be having a set of replacement teeth, which also need your care. Yes, the hygiene aspect of dentures and gums under metal clasps are needed to be taken care seriously.