Implant Dentistry improves gives an appearance which is extremely aesthetically pleasing, as well as improving your health and chewing function. When you have lost your natural teeth, implants replace them with teeth that look and feel natural.
Wearing dentures can lead to accelerated bone loss and change in facial features associated with ageing, whereas Dental Implants help to preserve facial bone.
Dental Implants Brackenfell – What are Dental Implants?
A Dental Implant functions in a similar way to your own natural tooth root. A Titanium screw is placed into the jawbone, and over a period of time, becomes integrated during a process called OSSEOINTEGRATION whereby the bone grows onto the Implant. If this process fails to occur, or should it be lost, the implant will fail and will need to be removed.
Who is suitable for Dental Implants?
Anyone who is generally in good health is suitable for Implants. The quality and quantity of bone will be checked by means of x-rays and, sometimes, a CT scan.
Often, in the case of patients wearing a denture, the jawbone begins to shrink which results in the ridge, which is important for a good fit and holding the denture in place, slowly disappearing.
Implants help to reduce the amount of bone loss by transmitting force/energy onto the bone when chewing. This, in fact, stimulates bone maintenance.
To achieve the best aesthetic results and the least permanent bone loss, it is important to have an implant placed as soon as possible after tooth loss.
Dental Implants Brackenfell – How long to Implants last?
Generally, Dental Implants have a very high success rate. With good oral hygiene, regular cleaning and maintenance they will have a long life.
Does it hurt?
In some cases, it is preferable to place an Implant under general anaesthetic. Therefore a visit to the clinic or hospital would be necessary. However, it is usually possible to do the procedure in the dentist’s rooms with a local anaesthetic. Any discomfort you may experience after the procedure can be maintained with conventional painkillers.
How much does it cost?
It is always advisable to ask your dentist for a quotation beforehand. It is also recommended that your medical aid is consulted to check whether Implants are covered by your specific option. The components used will be chosen to suit your specific needs and the price will be included in your quotation. Should your Implants be placed in hospital, additional fees will be applicable.
Who places Dental Implants?
Implant placement is an advanced form of dentistry and, therefore, not all dentists are able to provide this service. Your dentist may refer you to a specialist for a portion of the treatment.
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