Many people lose their teeth for various reasons. That can lead to discomfort or embarrassment and even make it difficult to eat at times. Dental implants are the perfect way that tooth loss can be countered. The procedure is a type of both cosmetic dentistry and prosthetic dentistry offered simultaneouly by the Deerfield Beach dentist at the Family Dentistry of South Florida
Any person who has experienced losing their teeth has various restoration treatment options available for this problem. They all work to a certain degree, but there is no proven method that is as durable and functionally effective as implants. In many cases, they are so very durable, that they might be the only logical option for the restoration of all of the teeth’s necessary supporting structures and functionality.
There are various reasons why teeth are lost. They include the following:
– Birth Defects
– Excess amounts of wear and tear
– Trauma to one’s mouth
– Gum disease/periodontist
– Root canal failure
– Tooth decay
There are numerous advantages to implant dentistry. To begin with, implants are more durable and stronger compared to restorative counterparts such as dentures and bridges. Implants are also a permanent solution for tooth loss. For maximum effectiveness, implants also can be used with other types of restorative procedures. For example, one implant may support a crown to replace one missing tooth. Implants may be used for supporting dentures or a dental bridge to reduce irritation of gum tissue and increase stability as well.
Recent procedural advancements, such as narrower mini implants, has resulted in more individuals being good candidates to get implants more than ever before. Although that is true, candidacy will still vary since a dentist might determine that a patient should choose an alternative restoration instead. Dentists don’t need to have a specific license for performing implant dentistry. Prosthodontists are experts who frequently perform the procedure. Oral surgeons and periodontists perform the actual implant surgical procedure.
The dental implant procedure starts with getting the jaw prepared. A small diameter hole is then drilled where there isn’t a tooth to guide the titanium screw holding the dental implant into place. After the screw is placed, it needs to be given time so that it can mold along with the jaw. A protective cover screw gets placed during this time to enable the site to heal properly.
The cover gets removed after several months, and a temporary crown gets placed on top of an implant. A temporary crown works as a guide to help the gum shape itself and grow naturally. The process is finished once the permanent crown has replaced the temporary crown.