Dental implant surgery refers to the procedure replacing the tooth roots with screwlike, metal posts and replaces it with missing or damaged teeth. The artificial teeth functions or looks like the real ones. The implants dentaires St-Onge offers alternatives to bridgework or dentures when a person lacks natural teeth roots and it does not permit bridgework or building denture tooth replacements.
The surgery of dental implant is performed based on the implant type and the jawbone condition. The dental implant surgery involves many procedures. The implants benefit is that it offers a solid support to the new teeth. Of course it needs the bone to heal around the implant. This process can take a few months time so that the bone healing is complete.
Why is dental implants done?
Dental implants are placed surgically in the jawbone and they serve as the missing tooth roots. The implants have titanium and this fuse with the jawbone. The implants do not slip or make noise, but result in bone damage depending on the dentures or bridgework fixed. However, the materials do not decay based on your teeth as it supports regular bridgework.
Generally, the dental implants may be suitable if there is:
- Teeth missing, it may be one or more.
- Have a jawbone with full growth.
- Have oral tissue healthy
- Have enough bone to place implants or need a bone graft
- Have health conditions affecting healing of the bone
- Wish to improve speech
- Unwilling or unable to wear dentures
- Do not smoke
- Willing to commit for several months
Like any other surgery, the dental implant surgery also is prone to health risks. The problems may be rare, and as they do occur they are minor and can be treated easily. The risks include:
- Infection at the implant site
- Damage or injury to the structures such as blood vessels or teeth
- Nerve damage causing numbness, pain or tingling in the gums, natural teeth, chin or lips
How to get ready
The dental implants planning process may involve various specialists, such that a doctor specialized in the mouth conditions, face and jaw, a dentist specialized in supporting teeth and treating structures, such as bones and gums, a dentist designing and fitting the artificial teeth, or an ENT specialist.
The dental implants need more surgical procedures and so a thorough evaluation is done to get ready to process.