Teeth loss can be really upsetting. Despite improvements in dental care, a surprising amount of persons suffer tooth loss either due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the common treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, in recent times, dental implants are available for tooth replacement.
What is Dental Implant?
Dental implants can be referred to as replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a sturdy ground for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are made to resemble your natural teeth. Dental implants are placed surgically into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once the implant has been put in place, your dentist can proceed to mount replacement teeth onto them.
To get implants, it is important you have healthy gums and sufficient bone mass to support the implant. You should also make it a point of duty to keep these structures healthy. Constant oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the long-term survival of dental implants.
Is it safe?
It sure is. Dental Implant surgery has a success rate of about 98%. With adequate care, dental implants can last for a lifetime.
How to care for dental implants
Maintain normal proper oral hygiene; brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day too. Use an interdental brush that gets in between teeth to remove particles around the implant.
Quit unhealthy habits like smoking. Smoking can lead to implant failure amongst other health risks.
Visit your dentist regularly. You will need to go for routine checks say, every six months to ensure your implant is in healthy condition
Refrain from chewing hard food or ice. They can damage the crown and natural teeth.
Getting a dental implant is a costlier option when replacing missing tooth but it is more comfortable compared to dentures.