Dental implants are artificial dental roots used to support the restoration of an absent tooth or teeth, which helps stop or prevent the loss of the jawbone. The procedure of implantation is classified as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) of dentistry but is also considered a form of cosmetic dentistry. People who have lost their teeth can feel too shy to smile or talk. In addition, biting disorders caused by loss of teeth can adversely affect eating habits, which leads to secondary health problems, such as malnutrition.
With the help of implantation, dental implants provide patients with the stability and strength necessary to eat all the foods they love without trying to chew. In addition, they help to maintain and stimulate the jaw, helping to maintain facial functions and preventing bone loss.
How to know that implants are right for you?
To determine if you are suitable for implants, you need to consult your dentist, oral surgeon and/or orthodontist. During this meeting, your dental professional will carefully examine your teeth and gums. In addition, he will assess the density and number of bones. This can include X-rays and computed tomography (CT) to provide sufficient bone structure for implant placement (implants) and pinpoint where they should be placed.
Based on the condition of your oral hygiene, oral tissues, and personal habits, and adherence to follow-up instructions, your dentist will tell you about the most appropriate treatment plan. Some patients with insufficient bone or gingival tissue need bone or soft tissue grafts.