In the event that you are fitted with artificial teeth, you will need something to hold the teeth in place since the original roots will no longer be functional. This is where dental implants come in.
Dental implants are titanium posts which are inserted into the jawbone to help provide support for artificial teeth. Unlike dentures which have to be removed almost on a daily basis, dental implants are much more permanent. You can have them on for years once you have been fitted with them.
Getting the implants
In case you have missing teeth, you can see a reconstructive dentist and get fitted with dental implants and artificial teeth. You will need to cover the cost of the procedure alone since implants are normally never part of Dental Insurance in the United States.
Your dentist will examine your dental condition and then get to decide on the procedure that is right for you. The entire process can take up to a week or more. You will need to first be fitted with the artificial root (implant) and then after it has been firmly held into place, you have a crown (artificial tooth) added on top of it.
Depending on your overall health condition, recovering from a dental implant procedure will take you about one to two months. People with gum problems and those who are heavy smokers or diabetic may however take longer than that to recover. It is in fact not advisable for this group of persons to undergo this kind of procedure as it may lead to further health complications for them. Any healthy person can however undergo the procedure.
Taking care of your implants
Caring for dental implants isn’t complex, you won’t need to do anything more than brushing your teeth daily and going for regular dental checkups. Leaving the implants unbrushed can lead to accumulation of food particles and bacteria around them. This further leads to tooth decay and other tooth problems.
See a qualified practitioner
Should you decide to go for an implant procedure, make sure you only go to a qualified and licensed dentist and that you have adequate information about the procedure before having it performed on you.
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