Dental Implants Kuils River – Why are Implants the First Choice to Replace Missing Teeth?
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Wearing conventional dentures or alternatives due to loss of teeth, over time, lead to bone loss and changes in facial features associated with ageing. Dental Implants help to preserve bone and effectively improve your health, chewing function and aesthetic appearance.
Dental Implants help preserve bone and replace your teeth with teeth that look and feel like your own.
Dental Implants Kuils River – What are Implants?
A Dental Implant is a Titanium screw which is implanted into your jawbone to function as, and resemble, your natural tooth root. Over a relatively short period of time, your bone grows onto the implant in a process called Osseointegration. Should this process not occur, the Implant will fail and become loose.
Anyone who is in good health is a candidate for Dental Implants. X-rays will determine whether the quality and quantity of bone present is acceptable.
Where there are teeth missing, there is a gradual loss of bone. The ridge, which is important for holding a denture, gradually disappears and this affects the fit of the denture.
Implants reduce the amount of bone loss and they create a force onto the bone when chewing. This stimulates bone maintenance.
If an implant is placed as soon as possible after losing a tooth, it is easier for the dentist is obtain a good result aesthetically.
How long do implants last?
With good oral hygiene, regular cleaning and maintenance, implants have a very high success rate and can last a life time.
Dental Implants Kuils River – Is it painful?
A small procedure is performed, usually with local anaesthetic in your dentist’s rooms. In some instances it is preferable to do the procedure under general anaesthetic, in which case a visit to a hospital will be necessary. Any post-operative discomfort can be treated with conventional painkillers.
How much does it cost?
As prices vary, it is always advisable to ask your dentist for a quotation. You should also contact your medical aid to enquire whether your options has cover for Dental Implants.
Your individual needs will determine the type of components needed and the price thereof will be included in your quotation. If the procedure is being done under general anaesthetic, hospital fees will also apply.
Where do I go for Dental Implants?
Because implant treatment is a specialised form of dentistry, not all dentists provide this service. Your dentist might refer you to a specialist for part, or all, of the implant treatment.
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