People with one or several missing teeth are forced to search for solutions that can restore their smile and mastication. Full implant restorations are some of the most recommended alternatives for these patients. These implants have several advantages over similar restoration techniques and their durability and sturdiness are some of their main strong points.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Normal chewing, speaking and smiling functions can be successfully restored with the help of dental implants. The implants perfectly imitate the aspect and also the uses of one’s natural teeth. They are considered to be the best tooth replacement solution for patients who have one or several missing teeth. They can also be efficiently used to secure dentures. Elderly patients can have their entire mouthful of teeth replaced with the help of these dental implants.
The dental implant procedure
The full implant restoration process is not a highly complicated one, but it does presume several different steps that the dentist needs to follow. The first preliminary step the patient is going to have to take is getting a dental appointment. An assessment of the mouth will be carried out, including x-rays. This way the dentist can decide the exact position of the future implant.
Next comes the fixing of the dental implant into the patient’s jaw. The dental implant is actually a post made of titanium and its small dimensions and high sturdiness make it like a natural root structure. After the implant is placed into the jaw the abutment follows in about 2 to 6 months, so that the bone can grow around the implant.
The abutment is the attachment used to connect the dental implant to the crown. Once the process is completed and the crown, denture or bridge is successfully fitted the abutment will not remain visible.
Bridges, dentures and dental implants
Bridges and dentures can also be used for patients from Brentford who are missing several teeth, with the restoratives fixed onto the implant abutment. Elderly patients who no longer have any natural teeth can also have removable or fixed restorations. Implants and implant bars help a dentist achieve the support you need to restore your smile.