Dentistry – The Role of Dental Implants

Dental Implants, also known as postop titanium dental implants, are an artificial replacement for one or more missing teeth which improves the chewing function and appearance of a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants have come a long way in the last two decades from their original use to correct minor defects and fuse the wisdom teeth together. Now they are commonly used to replace all or most of a patient’s missing teeth, providing tooth and facial appearance that would be impossible to achieve with teeth alone.Have a look at Seattle dental implants for more info on this.

A dental implant is simply an artificial part that interfaces with your bone, or jaw, to serve as an anchor for a new dental prosthetic like a crown, bridge, dentures, facial implant or to serve as an orthodontic root. The bone grafting and procedures required to place dental implants are very different from those used for traditional tooth replacement, which can take many months, even years to perform, so that the placement and success rates vary greatly. Although some patients require multiple bone grafts, it is rare for any single procedure to be required.

When you undergo a tooth replacement procedure, the gums are typically closed and the patient is placed on a waiting list for over a year before the new teeth arrive. This long period of time causes many people to miss many months of normal function of their jaw, due to pain and swelling caused by infection, while the new teeth are being fabricated and attached to the jawbone. On the other hand, when you receive dental implants, your dentist places them in the jaw where they are needed immediately. Most patients experience minimal pain after the procedure and within several days have full use of their new smile. In addition, many patients experience the full benefits of their improved bite right away, including increased bite force, and improved chewing efficiency, so they don’t need to wait many months to enjoy the benefits.


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