A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist surgically positions into the jaw. Once in place and the bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post. While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
To receive implants, you should have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
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A sinus lift is generally performed on a patient because the sinus is too low to place an implant because it will cause damage to the sinus. After lifting the sinus, artificial bone material is grafted into the bone below the floor of the maxillary sinus.
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Conventional dentures sometimes do not help maintain the bone in the jaw and the bone can deteriorate over time, leading to ill-fitting dentures and denture sores. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for dentures that stay securely and comfortably in place, restoring the natural chewing capacity. Implants help maintain facial structures, thus ensuring an esthetic result over time that allows a patient to eat, speak and smile with confidence!