Best option for replacing missing teeth : dental implants
Have you lost one or more teeth? Installing dental implants is a solution worth considering.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial root that consists of a screw which is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of a natural tooth. The implant is completed by firmly attaching one or more artificial teeth, or crowns. The crown covers the abutment of the dental implant to restore the look of the lost tooth and optimally fill the space. It is worth noting that implants can also support screw-retained or removable prostheses, and they can stabilize a complete or partial denture.
Dental implants: many advantages
Dental implants have several advantages. They are comfortable and natural looking. No one will notice the difference! Implants also help stabilize the jaw and slow the process of bone loss, and they help protect surrounding teeth. In addition, dental implants are well tolerated by the immune system since they are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal. Titanium also has properties that allow it to fuse with the jaw in a process known as osseointegration. Finally, implants have a long lifespan, about 20 years or even longer.
Installation of the dental implant
To receive a dental implant, you need to be in good health and have healthy gums as well as sufficient jaw bone volume.
The installation of an implant is done in 5 steps:
- An examination to determine whether the installation of a dental implant is advisable or possible.
- Surgery, with a local anesthetic. It should be noted that the placement of a dental implant, when done properly, is less painful and involves less swelling than a simple tooth extraction.
- The healing phase
- The manufacturing and fitting of the prosthesis (artificial tooth)
- Follow-up with your dentist
Contact us if you have any questions about dental implants.