All you need to know about dental implants
Are you looking for a permanent solution for your missing teeth, a dental implant is all you want. Considering dental tourism for getting dental implant is in trend these days.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implant is a screw like structure placed into the jaw bone to act like an artificial root. They are generally made of titanium, as it is said to be one of the most non-reactive metals. . When it gets integrated with the jawbone, the dentist mounts a false teeth.
When you need Dental implant?
You may choose to get a dental implant in the following cases:
- Missing teeth
- If the tooth can not be saved with RCT or the other option is complete extraction of the tooth.
To decide whether you are a suitable candidate for implant or not dentist will consider the following:
- Condition of your mouth
- Amount of bone loss by taking an Xray or cone beam CT scan
- Your health
For an implant to be successful, it is very necessary that the condition of your mouth is good. In case of any decay or infection, they must be treated on a priority basis to get the desired outcome from dental implants.
It is a long process may extend upto months. In the first sitting, the dentist will give you a local anaesthetic and make precise cut on your gum, create a whole on your jaw bone and insert the implant. Then for at least 3-6 months it will be left to osseointegrate. In this time period bone will complete stick to the jaw bone.
After this, an abutment will be attached to the implant. Then a crown or bridge will be placed on it.