Dental Implants


Why You Should Get Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered to be the most advanced and convenient options for anyone who has lost his or her permanent teeth because of a periodontal disease or injury. In the past, bridges and dentures were the only available solutions for these patients. Many Individuals that previously used dentures or bridges have now started using dental implants because they feel and function like real teeth.

Dental implants are considered to be the most advanced and convenient options for anyone who has lost his or her permanent teeth because of a periodontal disease or injury. In the past, bridges and dentures were the only available solutions for these patients. Many Individuals that previously used dentures or bridges have now started using dental implants because they feel and function like real teeth. Removable dentures are particularly inconvenient to use because they tend to interfere with the users’ oral hygiene and social lifestyle. More and more patients now prefer dental implants because it allows them to floss, brush, eat, drink, or carry out any other function that can be performed with natural teeth. Bonded permanently to the jaw, implants are more secure and last longer.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Amongst all tooth replacement options available, dental implants are considered to be the best for the following reasons:

• Prevention of bone loss
• Cause no wear and tear on the adjoining teeth
• Looks like natural teeth that can only be identified by a dentist
• Longer life compared to dentures and bridges
• Allows users to consume all types of food without any issues
• Can be used by anyone, regardless of age

Dental implant types – Endosseous Implants

In most of the cases, dental implants are made from titanium because it is lightweight, nonmagnetic, and corrosion resistant. Most importantly, the human body doesn’t reject titanium by treating it as a foreign body. Implants allow the growth of bones around it by a process that is known as osseointegration.

• Endosseous Implants: These implants are typically shaped like a cylinder or screw, and can be placed within the bone. These are extremely popular

What is the procedure for a dental implant?A typical procedure of dental implant at Rickard Dental Centre comprises of a two-stage process performed over a period of three to six weeks. The first step is the insertion of the dental implant into the patient’s gum line. Once inserted, the implant bonds naturally with the jaw bone. In some cases, a temporary crown may be placed for filling the gap. It generally takes between three to six weeks for the implant to bond completely with the jaw. This is when the second part known as the fitting procedure is performed. This step involves the placement of a fabricated arch, bridge, or crown over the implant.