Dental Implant - The Best Foundation For Your Tooth Replacement

Date Added: 15-12-2011
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The replacement tooth roots, dental implants are increasingly gaining popularity as these provide a strong support for both, permanent and temporary replacement teeth. As compared to regular dentures, implant supported ones are more stable. Additionally, these come without the worries of dentures becoming loose. Secured within the jawbone, the implant will make your replacement teeth feel and function like your own natural tooth.

The basic candidacy for dental implants is same as that of the routine tooth extraction or any other oral surgery. Healthy gums and a jaw bone strong enough to hold the implant is necessary. In case the jaw bone is very thin to accommodate an implant, the volume of the bone is increased by surgical procedures. The deficient jaw bone is accentuated using synthetic or natural bone grafts. Your dentist will, however, go through your medical and dental history to ensure if it's right for you.

After the initial consultation, the dentist will have your mouth X-rayed and then create impressions of your teeth and gums in order to make models. In many cases, a computed tomography (CT) scan is performed by a dentist. This gives them a clear view of the nerves and sinuses that are located above the upper teeth. It helps the dentists ensure that these don't get affected when placing the implants. Additionally, a CT scan also shows the availability of the bone to help determine a suitable location for the implant.

Once determined, the dentist will schedule the first surgery, during which an incision is made in the gum. Afterwards, a hole is drilled in the bone wherein the implant is placed. The incision on the gum is then stitched. After the surgery, temporary denture is made to ensure that the pressure is exerted on other areas rather than the implants. The implants and the bone take a few months to attach and fuse.

Taking an X-ray, the dentist will ensure that the implants have been attached with the bone and are ready for next surgery. The dentist will expose the top of the implant by making a small incision. On top of the implant, a healing cap is then placed which helps gum tissues to heal. This round piece of metal is in place for around two weeks holding the gums away from the top of the implant. The temporary dentures are then adjusted again and may as well be given a soft reline. At this point, the metal bar is placed on the abutments. You will have the first try-in of your new denture framework to see if it fits well. After your gums are healed in two weeks, dentist will place the metal bar on the abutment, fit the denture framework and the tooth is temporarily placed on the framework in wax. If the whole denture fits well, the teeth is placed permanently on the framework and you are good to go. Some people witness a bit of discomfort during and/or after the implant procedure whereas others don't. On the other hand, many say that implants aren't as painful as the tooth extraction. The orthodontists use anaesthesia during the procedure and prescribe some pain medications for the mild soreness afterwards. Contact an experienced orthodontist to elude any side effects of dental implants Manchester has several good dentists who are highly qualified and hold expertise in the procedure.

This article is written by an expert associated with Shine Dental, a premier dental clinic in Manchester Dentist at the clinic focus on providing the best level of care to the patients.

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