Dental implants have been performed for more than 50 years!
Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal,
screwlike posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with crowns. Dental
implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework
that doesnt fit well and can offer an option when lack of natural teeth roots
dont allow building denture or bridgework tooth replacements. How dental
implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the
condition of your jawbone. Dental implant surgery may involve several
procedures. The major benefit of implants is solid suport for your new teeth
- a process that requires the bone to heal tightly around the implant.
They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible,
which means means it is not rejected by the human body. Titanium and
titanium alloys are the most widely used materials in dental and other bone
implants. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any impant
Titanium's special property fusing to bone, called osseointegration, is the
biological basis of dental implants success. Because when teeth are lost, the
bone that supported those teeth is lost now too. Placing dental implants
stabilizes the bone preventing bone loss. OnThe natural erosion of bone
begins once a tooth is lost, if nothing is done sbout if then this may result in
loss of more teeth, teeth shifing and cause a sunken look in your facial
features. While dental implants integrate with the bone, providing a stimulus
that keeps the jawbone from deteriorating. This helps maintain a more
youthful facial structure, boosts your confidence and overall improve health
Dental implant surgery is an outpatient surgery performed in stages, with
healing time between procedures. The process of placing a dental implant
involves multiple steps,
-Damaged tooth removal
-Jawbone preparation (bone grafting) when needed
-Bone growth and healing
-Artificial tooth placement
If you are properly caring for your implants, they can last a lifetime, making
them one of the best investments for long term tooth replacement.
sudies have shown that the long-term success rate of implants is over 95%.
Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing,
flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular check-ups.
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ROOT CANAL THERAPY
An overview of Root Canals:Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair
and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Root canal therapy is
performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in
the tooth beomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy the pulp is
removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin,
is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and
connective tissue, which helps grow the root of your tooth during its
development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because
the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
A root canal is needed when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal
becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a
variety of causes- deep decay repeated dental procedures on the tooth. In
addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has
no visable chips or cracks. If pulp inflamation or infection is left untreated, it
can cause pain or lead to an abscess. signs to look for include pain,
prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing,
discoloration of the tooth, and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the
lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gum tissues. Sometimes, however
there are no symptoms.
Root canal treatment saves the tooth by removing the inflamed or infected
pulp, carefuly clean and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and
seals the space. Afterward, you will return to your dentist, who will place a
crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to full