Do You Need a Dental Implant?

Dental implant experts have been using them successfully for many years to treat certain dental problems.  While they are not suitable for every case of a lost tooth, they can provide a way for tooth replacement without the need for dentures.  While dentures are better than nothing, many people find them uncomfortable, especially those on the bottom gums.

What are dental implants, and what do you need to know before your dental implant procedure?

They consist of three different components: –

  1. A dental implant into the bone of the gum
  2. A connector or abutment must be inserted onto the first implant
  3. The artificial tooth or crown that is then connected to the abutment

It can take 3-6 months for all this to happen because the implant must be left to heal completely, and the bone needs to grow around it to make it secure.  Then more healing is needed after the abutment is inserted. The last stage, or connection of the crown, is the simplest part of the whole operation.

Some people heal more quickly than others. This is usually those who are younger or in the best health. Older people or those in poor health will take longer for the procedure to heal completely. However, once it is done, the tooth will look just like a natural one and no special care is needed to look after it, apart from the usual cleaning teeth regime.


Continue Reading →