Dental implants are best explained as artificial tooth roots that are made using Titanium. Titanium, which is a biocompatible material, fuses with the jawbone overtime, thus acting exactly like natural tooth. Dental implant offer adequate support to dental crowns. Since they look and function like natural teeth, dental implant is considered the most effective tooth placement solution.
Suitability for implants
As long as you are healthy, you can undergo dental implants procedure, provided that you are eligible for it. Our dentist will do a complete medical and dental evaluation to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Some of such requirements include healthy gums, adequate jaw bone density, and absence of periodontitis. You should also be a non-smoker, even after obtaining dental implants. Smoking and consuming alcoholic products can reduce the chances of obtaining good results.
Diagnostic tools such as x-rays, CT scan are taken so that implants can be placed with precision.
Dental implant procedure
A Specialist Dentist will surgically place the implant in the jaw bone. It takes at least 3 months for implant to bond to the jawbone. During this time, you will be provided with a temporary tooth replacement to retain your smile & mouth function.
Impression for crown preparation and colour assessment to ensure that the implant crown is close to your natural teeth in appearance.
Insertion of Implant crown.
Taking care of Dental Implants
It is important to take care of implants just like natural teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily and regular dental check-ups are important in preventing Peri-implantitis, which is the inflammation of gum and bone around the implant.