The words ‘dental implants’ may sound scary, but don’t let your worries get the best of you. In modern times, it is the most effective way to replace your missing teeth. It can be very embarrassing if your front teeth are missing. Why should you stop smiling if there is cutting edge technology? In order to understand what they are, you need to first know a little bit about your teeth. Basically they have two parts; the crown and the root. The crown is the shiny white part that you see when you smile. The root is embedded deep into your gum and helps support your crown.The procedure involves both replacing your root and crown to give an everlasting smile.
How does it Work?
It’s a simple two step procedure of replacing your root and fixing a prosthetic crown on top of it. The first step is to remove your root by a minor operation and replacing it with a titanium implant. It will be embedded deep into your jawbone and needs to heal for 12 weeks before attaching the Crown. When your gum is fully healed around the root implant, the dentist can go ahead with the next step. The crown is then modeled and colored to match your teeth and secured on top of the root.
Is it Painful?
Since the procedure is done under local anesthesia, most patients don’t experience any pain except some mild discomfort. It is even less painful than extracting your wisdom tooth! After the procedure, you might feel soreness, but the dentist will prescribe medicine for any discomfort that you might face. Moreover, the procedure has a 98% success rate at giving you your healthy smile back!
How effective it is?
Business executive and former supermodel Kathy Ireland was having normal day when suddenly she took a nasty tumble. The accident gave her severe wounds on her face and damaged several of her teeth. Fortunately most of it was reparable; even her teeth! Now after several teeth implants and months of recovery, she got her perfect smile back. The technology for dental implants was first available in the 1970s. It has come a long way since then and chosen by dentists across the board as one of the safest and most effective methods of replacing damaged teeth. So why live with a broken smile when you can have a new one?