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The practice of dentistry makes use of dental implants in order to provide a firm base on which a replacement tooth, or group of teeth, can be fitted after the natural tooth has been removed. A dental implant takes the form of a small post, usually made of titanium, which is installed permanently within the jawbone. The implant is described as “endosseous” (a word which comes from the Green prefix endo- (meaning “in”) and osseous (meaning “referring to bone”)), and it is accepted by the jawbone and its surface is fused with the bone which surrounds it. This process is known as “osseointegration”.
When the dental implant is in place, it can be used as a base to support crowns, bridge-work or dentures. It can also be used as an anchorage point for more complicated orthodontic work.
Before a dental implant can be fitted, there are several important considerations. Initially, the type of implant will be determined by the type of dental prosthesis (denture, crown etc) which is to be fitted. The patient’s jaw must be strong enough, and large enough, to accept the implant and support it. In some cases the patient may first need a bone graft, so that the size and/or strength of the jaw can be increased to accommodate the implant. A further consideration is that the teeth and soft gum tissue which will surround the implant must also be healthy and strong. And in all cases, the extent of the load which the implant will bear must also be considered. Excessive grinding, or clenching, of the surrounding teeth will subject the implant to abnormal stress which may cause it to fracture.
In some (thankfully uncommon) cases, dental implants are not suitable. Those patients who suffer from uncontrolled Type II Diabetes are susceptible to poor blood circulation, which means that the healing process after any form of surgery can be slow and protracted. This is also true of patients who are prescribed bisphosphonates for certain forms of breast cancer and/or osteoporosis.
In some very rare cases, the bone structure of the jaw is such that the implant procedure could result in permanent or long-term nerve damage. If a bone-graft to rectify this is not possible, then this is one instance where a dental implant should definitely not be fitted.
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Dental Implants have proven themselves time and time again since they were first invented in early 1950s. In the beginning many people associated them with space-age technology and considered them out of reach for ordinary people.
Today Dental Implants have transformed how the Cosmetic Dentists in Preston are able to create beautiful new smiles for their patients. Conventional bridge – work used to be the usual choice of dental treatment when a tooth was missing and they are still used in many instances. Nonetheless, with titanium implants, patients are realizing that they are more comfortable and natural feeling than bridges in many situations.
In this day and age, a tooth implant can be used to immediately replace a tooth lost by a young athlete, for example. This is certainly the most excellent way to minimize the bone loss, the movement of the teeth, and the emotional ordeal associated with an altered appearance.
surprisingly, dental implants can be used in large numbers and throughout the mouth often replacing the need for dentures or partial dentures.
Dental Implants Preston is giving people the confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Tooth implants are utilized to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. An individual with dental implants regains the ability to eat any food they desire and smile with self-assurance, knowing that their teeth and smile appear natural and that their facial contours have been preserved.
Tooth implants are an option to create new smiles for people with missing teeth, which can be put in place by your Preston Cosmetic Dentists at Lane Ends Dental Practice. Several different options are available in modern dentistry to patients with teeth that are missing. Dental implants can be used to replace either a single tooth or multiple teeth. These implants actually act as an anchor to hold either a crown for single tooth replacement or a bridge for replacement of multiple teeth. The dental implants take the place of the roots that have been lost by the tooth or teeth.
The implants are metallic titanium screws that are surgically imbedded into the jawbone where teeth are missing and can be placed in either the upper or lower jawbone, depending upon which tooth or teeth are missing. The bone grows around and bonds with the titanium screw to create a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Your Preston Cosmetic Dentist in Preston Dr. Kaviani will permanently attach special ceramic crowns to the dental implants after they are anchored securely into the bone of the jaw.
Implants save more natural tooth structure than classical dental bridges that are physically attached onto adjacent healthy teeth that have been prepared to act as abutment anchors for the bridge by removing a considerable amount of the healthy tooth on each side of the dental bridge. In addition to restoring a natural appearance in the mouth, they can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration and gum recession, which typically occur when teeth are missing.