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Implants


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

surgical device.

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

too.

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,

including:

-Damaged tooth removal

-Jawbone preparation (bone grafting) when needed

-Bone growth and healing

-Abutment placement

-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

function.