Nothing can take place of a healthy set of natural teeth. But if you have missing teeth and want a solution that is close to your natural teeth as possible, dental implants are the modern day best option for you.
Implants have been used for more than a quarter century. It is an ancient art refined and now its use is quite easy and predictable. Implants are posts or cylinders which are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaws where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. They are made of Titanium, a strong, lightweight metal, and are readily accepted by the human body.
Deep Teeth Whitening – Supriya
This is the term used when combining one or more dental treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile.
- In-chair teeth whitening generally involves the application of a whitening.
- Take-home teeth whitening requires a set of custom made trays to fit your teeth.
- Factors such as smoking, poor oral hygiene and diet can affect the longevity of the results.
WHY ARE IMPLANTS USED?
Implants are used to replace missing teeth. Why replace missing teeth? Here are some of the reasons:
- Missing teeth may create a lasting social, psychological and emotional turbulence. Missing teeth may affect your self-esteem and confidence and may make you feel awkward, anxious and nervous or self conscious whie going out in public.
- Missing teeth may affect your speech and appearance. It may cause your facial muscles to sag and give you that old worn out look.
- Missing one or more back teeth affect chewing. The biting force on the remaining teeth begins to change to compensate for the lost tooth. Consequently there is extra pressure and discomfort which may accelerate their decay and demise.
- Teeth surrounding the missing tooth may start to shift and this leads to difficulty in cleaning and cheing. Over time there is plaque and tartar accumulation which causes gum disease and weaken the support of the remaining teeth.
- Missing teeth may lead to collapse of the jaws. This results in gaps and spaces between the remaining teeth and undue prominence of the chin, making chewing difficult and the individual looking older. The ability to chew fibrous and nutritious food also decreases drastically because of missing teeth.
STAGES OF IMPLANT TREATMENT
The dental implant treatment has four phases:
- Drawing a treatment plan: The dentist will take a full mouth OPG) Xray and if required a 3D Dental CT(CBCT) to plan implant placement procedure. The dentist will assess the amount of bone, quality, number of implants and draw a treatment plan.
- Placement of implant: Surgically places the implant into the jawbone. Antibiotics and painkillers will be prescribed and a diet of soft and cold foods will be recommended for a few days.
Some patients might need to wait until the implant is completely integrated, up to several months, before the permanent teeth can be fitted over the implant. Other patients can have the implants and teeth placed all in one visit.
- Fitting the crown or bridge: The crown or bridge will be fitted over the rock solid titanium screw, which has by now found firm support in the jaw bone. The prosthesis usually takes some time to make. In the meantime, your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture. His can help you eat speak normally until the permanent are ready. A dental implant can also be fixed just after tooth extraction, so that you don’t have to be without a tooth even for a day.
- Caring for your teeth: Maintaining a good oral hygiene is the key to the long term success of a dental implant. Brush atleast twice a day and if required use an inter dental brush to clean between crowns and bridges regularly. And you must see your dentist every six months for regular examination and if required professional teeth cleaning.