When an artificial tooth is inserted into the jawbone to replace the roots with metal posts, this is called Dental Implant surgery. This treatment uses a prosthetic or artificial tooth but looks and functions much like the real one.
A hole is drilled into the bone where the implant is placed. Visualizing the procedure, it is normal that a patient would likely experience some discomfort immediately after the surgery.
Only people with strong, healthy gums, healthy oral tissues, adequate bone to secure the implants, and a full-grown jawbone that can support the new root can be candidates to receive the surgery. So, while getting a dental implant sounds like a smart choice to make it seem like you still have your natural teeth intact, the procedure is not applicable to everyone.
What does an implant look like?
The prosthetic tooth looks, feels, and functions like the real one. That said, you wouldn’t have to worry about smiling in front of other people.
An implant is permanent. Unlike dentures, you don’t have to take it off.
It lasts for a long time. Because it looks, feels, and functions as a healthy natural tooth, you must maintain good oral hygiene to take care of your dental implant.
An implant doesn’t harm your other teeth.
An implant prevents further bone damage. It is also very rich in durable biocompatible materials.
Why at Glen Burnie Dental Group?
We perform our surgeries with the utmost care and professionalism, employing state-of-the-art tools and equipment for all our patients. We aim for painless procedures to ensure your comfort is prioritized.
It can be easily understood how a single empty space in your mouth can lead to more serious issues. It is important to immediately consult the dentist to prevent further bone loss and stimulate growth as soon as a problem is discovered. When the lack of natural teeth roots doesn’t allow bridgework, an implant can provide you with the best long-term solution.