Dental implant surgery takes several months to heal. During this time, the implant will undergo osseointegration and fuse to your jawbone. Custom crown, bridge, or denture will be made while you wait. For more information please, visit our website today!
Receding Gums After Implant Placement
After implant placement, some people experience receding or thin gum tissue. These complications are uncommon when the implant is placed correctly and the patient is ideal.
Additionally, before beginning implant therapy, thoroughly assesses each patient’s candidacy. Before starting treatment, he will make sure you have enough jawbone and healthy gum tissue. These precautions aid in achieving the most aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting results possible.
Reasons for Dental Implants
Dental implants may be required if you have missing or damaged teeth. While there are many options for replacing lost or damaged teeth, dental implants are sometimes the best choice. Other options include dentures, crowns, and bridges. If you have a sore, damaged, or loose tooth to avoid it becoming a bigger problem, see your dentist as soon as possible .
Dental implants improve your quality of life by replacing damaged or missing teeth, and most patients report a high success rate. You must not have gum disease and a strong jaw bone that can support the metal screws that will hold the new teeth to receive dental implants. Dental implants are also used for cosmetic reasons, such as improving a person’s smile with a more permanent solution.
Types of dental implants
The two most common types of dental implants are endosteal and subperiosteal.
Endosteal implants are inserted into the jawbone directly. Another procedure requires to connects the post to the implant after the surrounding gum tissue heals. The artificial tooth is attached to the post by a dental professional.
A subperiosteal implant is a metal frame with posts below the gum line and into the jawbone. The structure fuses to the bone as the gum tissue heals. The posts protrude through the gums and secure the artificial teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have numerous advantages, so they are so popular today. These are some of them:
- Improved self-esteem/appearance – improved speech
- Comfort has improved.
- It’s less difficult to eat.
- Oral health has improved.
The reasons why you’re a good candidate for dental implants will be discussed with you by your dentist.
How does food not get under dental implants?
The abutment and crown are designed to fit snugly against the gum for a pleasing appearance. Just like natural teeth, you’ll need to maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
How long does it take to get a dental implant?
We’ll schedule a 2-and-a-half-hour meeting, but don’t worry. You won’t be spending much of that time in your mouth. We’ll need time to set up the surgery, gown you up, prepare the implant site, place the implant, suture up the area, and clean up afterwards.
Is it ok not to replace a missing tooth?
Absolutely. It’s perfectly fine to leave if you’re happy with the gap and it’s not affecting your eating. However, keep in mind that if the bone has nothing to latch onto, it will absorb and disappear. This could affect your future implant eligibility, especially if you have multiple missing teeth in one area. If you have any concerns, please consult a dentist.