Dental implants are meant for replacing the missing teeth with the artificial ones that are generally made up titanium, a metal that easily gets adhered to the jaw bone. Therefore, it can be said that these implants are capable of fitting into the role of natural teeth, as our body easily gets adapted to them when they are screwed into the gum bone. Although, it takes time to get used to them, but once they are fixed, they remain there for a longer time, which makes it easier for the user to carry out the normal routine of eating and chewing of food without any difficulty. The process of implanting artificial teeth involves surgery, and the dental experts have to be well versed with the procedure of administrating the local anesthetic, and fix the metal teeth into the jaw bone. Secondly, he will have to work in collaboration with the restorative dentist, who will take of restoring the dental implants carefully, so as to assure that the patient does not have to face any problem with the artificially placed teeth in the natural denture.
Fixation of dental implants: Placement of implants is carried out only after the administration of local anesthesia that helps to desensitize the area. The patient does not have to go through the feeling of pain, when the dentist tries to make an incision into the gum, and expose the jaw bone. After making a hole, water is passed through it, to prepare it for the insertion of metal implants, which has to be set in the right place. After doing this, the dentist will have to close the incision with the help of stitches. It will take around three months to heal the operated area, and during this period, the dental implants eventually get connected with the jaw bone in a natural manner.
Restoration: This is the second stage of fixing the implants, which involves the role of restorative dentist who takes care to put crown like object over the implant for its protection. When the healing period is over, the patient has to go back to the surgical dentist for follow up. Once he becomes assured that the dental implant has hold a firm position, he will have to make another hole just above the implant to attach the cylindrical object called abutment. Abutment is used for fixing the temporary false tooth, until the final tooth with correct measurement is prepared in the laboratory.
These implants not only provide the solution to the problem but also give a very real-looking artificial tooth. You no longer have to be shy or be conservative in smiling or laughing. There will be no foul smell of metal or plastic in mouth.