When a patient has enough healthy bone to support the implant (which may need surgery), the results can be as pleasant, functional, and natural-looking as the patient's natural teeth.
For those with significant tooth issues, dental implants are a relatively recent alternative. Dental implants, which were first used roughly 50 years ago, have risen in favor as an alternative to dentures and bridges for replacing diseased or missing teeth since the 1970s. Although just 6% of Americans get implants presently, that percentage is expected to rise to 23% by 2026.
The dental implant, which is often a tiny titanium or titanium-alloy screw inserted into the jawbone by a dentist, is used to secure a custom-made dental crown. Zirconia implants have since been authorized for use by the Food and Drug Administration. In the last five years, zirconia, a durable white ceramic substance, has become increasingly popular.You'll require a bone transplant if there isn't enough bone to sustain the implant. Aging, gum disease, injury, and other factors can all contribute to bone insufficiency. If the implant is going into the upper jaw, the bone around the sinuses will need to be built up first, which may need a sinus lift.
When all other factors are in place, an implant can be put right after a non-restorable tooth is taken. However, patients should anticipate that the process of receiving dental implants might take up to a year to complete because it entails many surgeries, each of which must be healed before going on to the next.The following are the steps involved in a dental implant procedure:
Some dental implant treatments can be unpleasant, although not nearly as much as a root canal. Patients are usually given local anesthetic as well as a sedative. You should anticipate to feel painful for a few days following the procedure. Until all of the operations are completed and the new crown is securely in place, you must avoid hard or crunchy foods.Infection of the implant site, damage to other teeth or nerves in the mouth, and, with upper jaw implants, issues caused by the implant entering the sinus cavity above it, are all possible consequences from the requisite operations, even in healthy candidates.
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