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Dental Implants: Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Brighter Day Dental on Mar 22 2021, 11:50 AM

Your teeth have evolved over thousands of generations. They help you eat, speak, and smile on a regular basis, so when one or more of them is missing, you feel a sense of loss, and you tend to become more self-conscious and less self-confident. One way to solve this issue is with the help of dental implants. In this blog, we will give you the lowdown on dental implants.

Dental Implants: What are they?

As the name suggests, dental implants help replace one or more teeth or a full set of teeth through dentures. They are basically posts that are placed surgically on the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a steady basement for replacement teeth. Usually, they are made of titanium, which is a sturdy and lightweight replacement, or other materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metals.

What are the steps involved in Dental Implant Surgery?

There are several steps involved in dental implant surgery, and the process can range anywhere between a day, a week, or a few months. Overall, you will find that there are three general phases of implant treatment.

  • Placing the implant:The dentist will surgically place the implant on your jawbone. You can encounter swelling and pain, which will subside after a few days.
  • Healing:This is the time-consuming part as the bone needs to grow around the implant. It could take a few months to completely heal.
  • Replacing the teeth with a prosthesis: The final steps involve placing a crown, bridge, or denture and fitting it onto the implant. 
  • Dental Implants:What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Some of the advantages of implants are as follows:

  • Implants last for years; decades in most cases.
  • They are quite similar to natural teeth.
  • They help prevent shrinkage of the jawbone from tooth loss.
  • Teeth surrounding a damaged tooth don’t need to be involved in the process.

Disadvantages:

  • They can be expensive.
  • They can take multiple visits
  • It May not be right for everyone.

To sum it up, dental implants are a great way to replace one or more teeth and are known to last for decades and even a lifetime in many cases.  In case you are looking to get an implant, contact Brighter Day Dental and brighten your life.


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