The Process of Getting Dental Implants

Your teeth are a vital part of your body and their health should be something that is of great concern. It’s not just important for your teeth to be healthy they also need to look attractive. For most people, their smile is dependent on how attractive they feel their teeth are. If someone is not confident that their teeth are attractive they will be extremely cautious when they smile.

One of the things that make someone cautious of their smile is when they have missing teeth. This might be as a result of an accident or a disease. This does not only look unattractive but it also means you might not use some part of your mouth because of the missing teeth. This might lead to bad eating habits or even malnutrition.

Most dentists will recommend dental implants as a solution to missing teeth. Dental implants are made from metal mostly titanium and they placed surgically in the jawbone where you are missing a tooth. It is important to note that getting dental implants DC are permanent, therefore, you should be fully decided that this is what you want before for you go for the procedure to get them.

Dental implants are categorized in different groups depending on the material, size, shape, stage and manufacturer of the dental implants. The procedure is a step to step process that should be followed.

The steps are as follows:

1. Seek consultation from the dentist – before you get dental implants DC the dentists have to check your teeth using X-rays and CT scans to see where the implant is going to be placed and to see your bone structure. Using these tests the dentist are able to advice you on the best type of implant for your teeth.

2. During the procedure the dentists will drill a hole on the place on your jaw that you are missing a tooth. During this process the dentist will use surgical guides that were obtained from the CT scans to know the size of the hole to drill.

3. After the hole has been made the next thing that the dentist will do is widen the hole in order to fit the implant on it. One this has been done the screw will be placed on top of the implant and the surrounding gum is also secured over the implant. The implant is then left to heal and this procedure can be finalized by putting a crown on the implant.

Osseointegration describes how the dental implants anchor themselves to the jaw bone. This procedure is considered successful only when this process occurs. Once the implant has been placed the dentist has to ensure that Osseointegration has taken place otherwise the procedure will not be a success.

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