Dental Implants In Glyfada

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

But what is a dental implant and what can it do with the replacement of teeth that bridges or dentures, can not do?

Dental bridges require the tooth structure to be cut from adjacent teeth and some dentures require other teeth to hold them in place. These teeth are severely weakened by the chewing forces on some dentures. The American Academy of Dental Implantation (AAI) states that the average lifespan of a bridge is 5-10 years and the failure rate of teeth holding a bridge or partial denture is about 30%. As for whole dentures, they can slip and restrict the types of food you can eat.

However, when an implant replaces a tooth, the implant provides stability to the lumbar region without damaging the teeth. According to AAID, the long-term success rate for dental implants is 97%. Dental implants eliminate the problems associated with other replacement methods and allow people to eat anything with confidence. An implant can replace a missing tooth, but only four implants can replace all of the upper or lower teeth. The number depends on the quality and size of your jaw.

The larger the implant, the fewer implants needed to support the replacement of many teeth. Replacement teeth will be attached to these implants. Soon, you will be able to chew as with your natural teeth.

Dental Implant Placement

An implant is placed by first making a slit in the gum tissue above the location of the missing tooth. A preparation is then made into the bone using drills of various sizes, after which the implant is screwed into the bone. This procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia, and is a painless operation. The implant should remain inside the bone for 3-6 months before the prosthetic restorations are placed.

Successful placement of dental implants requires a team approach by a surgeon, who surgically places the implant, and a dentist who will do the prosthetic restorations.

According to the American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), people of all ages can have implants, except for children whose jaws are still growing. Even if you have bone loss due to gingivitis, there are bone grafting procedures that can be performed so that implants can be placed. People with existing medical problems can also have implants if their problems are checked. Your family dentist can assess your condition and advise you on which implant treatment should be used. If you have dentures or missing teeth, implants can improve your quality of life and give you confidence when you eat or smile. They are easy to maintain with brushing and flossing, as are your natural teeth

Most dental implants are successful and there are a few steps you can take to ensure success.

  • Good oral hygiene - brush twice a day and floss once a day. Interdental brushes can help clean hard-to-reach areas around your implant.
  •  Quit smoking - smoking can weaken bone structure and can contribute to implant failure.
  •  See your dentist regularly - cleanings and examinations every six months can help ensure your implant is in good condition.
  •  Avoid chewing hard foods - do not chew hard objects such as ice and hard candies as they can break your crown and natural teeth.

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