What Is Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a one-stop solution to missing teeth of a patient. Implants are the most recent advancements in the field of prosthetics, and they are the closest substitute for a lost tooth. Dental implants provide various advantages, including restoring lost teeth, supporting dental bridges, and enhancing one's smile. The treatment involves the surgical fixing of the screw in the jawbone. The screw is usually used to ensure that it functions correctly for a permanent crown/ cap to be placed above the screw.

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Consequences of not getting it done?

In case of a missin tooth, Our teeth tend to shift toward the spaceing area. Loss of bone at the site of missing tooth difficulty in mastication and also compromises the asthetic of a person.

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Treatment process

The area around the missing tooth is assessed during the diagnosis and treatment planning stages, and the number of implant screws and crowns is calculated depending on the available space. The diagnosis and measurements are done with the help of x-rays.

The implant screw is then tightened into position. This is a simple surgical treatment performed in the dental clinic under local anaesthesia. This is followed by the healing period, during which the implant is allowed to merge with the underlying jawbone, allowing it to stabilize and handle the weight of biting forces after the crown is put.

This phase usually takes around 3-4 months depending upon the patient’s overall health, dental health, oral hygiene, and medical history. A permanent crown is prepared after the completion of the osseointegration of the implant screw with the bone.

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Post-treatment care?

Do not spit. Use a tissue to wipe your mouth as needed, or swallow your saliva. Do not use a drinking straw. Drink straight from the cup. Do not smoke. Keep fingers and tongue away from the surgical area. Stick to a soft diet and avoid hot liquids and spicy items for a few days following oral surgery. After 3-4 days, you should be able to return to a normal diet, but avoid biting on hard items in the area of the implant until it is fully healed.