What Dental Implants Are All About

wds-dental-implants-01Are dental implants safe? Do they cause any harm? There are so many misconceptions about dental implants now that people are often confused. However, there is no need to worry as dental implants are common now and proper training is given to dentists and dental consultants. Please go through the below link to get information about dental care:-

What are dental implants?

A Dental implant is a treatment of the patient’s choice to substitute or replace his/her lost or even missing teeth. These artificial teeth roots are made of titanium. The replacement tooth will match your natural teeth.

Benefits of dental implants

· Greatly Improved appearance
· Noticeable Improved speech
· Really Improved comfort
· Makes it Easier for eating
· Highly Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
· Improved oral health
· Durability
· Convenience
Whom to approach for a dental implant

There is no need for a specialist to give you a dental implant. Your family dentist will be competent enough to do an implant. If not, he/she will refer you to someone else. So first consult your normal dentist and then take his /her opinion.

Do dental implants need to be replaced?

If cared for properly the dental implants can last a lifetime. On an average if you are not very careful, there are chances you get lucky and the implant can last 10years. Sometimes they may need to be replaced after that. Check with your dental consultant regularly during appointments.

Cost of dental implants

As per the Dental Implant Cost Guide readers, a single tooth implant cost ranges from $1000 -$3,000.there is also an additional fee of $500 – $3000 for abutment and the crown.So the average total cost will be around $4250.

What types of dental implants are available?

There are many types of dental implants. This is something you need to consult a dentist first. He will then take a look at your situation and then suggest a method. Generally, there are two types:-

Endosteal implants
Here these are placed in the jawbone. The implants are typically shaped like small screws, plates or cylinders. They are the most commonly used type.

Subperiosteal implants

These are placed under the gum on, or above the jawbone. Those who are born with shallow jawbones can use this method.

What does the treatment involve?

You will need a complete dental exam which includes X-rays and the molds made to match your mouth. The dentist will determine the situation based on the x-ray and decide what type of treatment to give you, how many implants to be done etc. You will be given tips on dental implant care as well. Dental implants are a long procedure and there is no use hurrying them. It may take months to complete depending on your condition. First, a dental implant cylinder will be placed in the jawbone. You will need a healing period of many months. After healing, an abutment will be placed, then by implant prosthesis or crown is inserted. There is no need to panic hearing the procedure as painkillers and anesthesia will be provided during each step