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An Introduction to Dental Implants

A dental implant is a popular medical procedure across the world. It is one of the initial and traditional medical services provided mainly to restore a lost tooth with a new, artificial tooth. There is a possibility of loss of one or more tooth due to accidents, normal decaying, or any other type of injury. Dental implants help you in getting a firm jaw with your entire set of teeth that make you look good as before, and make you eat, grin, and speak with ease and confidence.

Dental implants are done by a recognized periodontist who diagnoses the problem and suggest an implant procedure accordingly. It is a simple procedure that requires basic post-operative care. One only needs to spare maximum two days from work for the treatment. They have a high success rate due to permanence in results and easy maintenance. A regular brushing and flossing is usually enough to maintain the implant.

Dental implants have become a preferred choice with senior citizens who are opting for implants as a substitute for old dentures and traditional bridgework. Moreover, the implant is natural in look and feel. Even the procedure is better than bridgework because implants are long-lasting as they do not depend upon the bordering teeth for support thereby eliminating the need to alter the teeth. Moreover, any damage to the bordering teeth will not affect the implant. Besides replacement, they are also used for supporting a bridge.

There are mainly two types of implants, endosteal and subperiosteal. The former one involves placing the implant surgically into the jawbone, while the latter one involves placing it on the jawbone. Subperiosteal implants are normally used when the bone height is small making surgical incisions difficult.

The most important consideration is to look for a reliable periodontist in your area. Though, a number of them are mushrooming but you need to check their credentials before making the right choice. The procedure cost is normally affordable and should be discussed before the treatment. On your part, you need to be obedient in following the instructions given by your periodontist. After the treatment, you should religiously follow the care plan devised for you and ensure not to miss your follow-up visits.

You do not have to personally visit all the dental clinics and sweat out to search for the ideal doctor. You can simply access the internet and retrieve a list of all periodontists in your area.

Submitted by:

Jennie Kakkad

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