Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Dentures

Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Dentures

Dental Implants: A Four Phase Process

Noah Harrison

Among the wealth of dental techniques available to day, implants are of the most versatile, durable, and attractive. Yet for many the dental implant process remains shrouded in mystery--a fact that often keeps them from pursuing this course. If you would like to increase your knowledge of dental implants, read on. This article will introduce you to the four phases of the implant process.

Phase 1: Consultation

Even if you are suffering from a problem which dental implants can solve, your dentist might feel there is an alternate treatment that would work better. Thus, a thorough consultation is always the first step. If dental implants are deemed the best choice, your dentist will go over the various aspects of the treatment with you. And if they aren't qualified to perform the implant surgery themselves, they will also recommend a competent oral surgeon.

Phase 2: Extraction

Extraction is necessary only in cases where the goal is to replace an existing tooth--in most cases, one that has become damaged or decayed to the point it can no longer be saved. After the extraction, you must wait several weeks--or even months--in order for your mouth and gum tissues to recover. Only then will a follow-up appointment be scheduled to install the implant.

Phase 3: Installation Of Implant

Implant surgery begins with the surgeon making precise incisions in the tissue of your gums, in order to expose the underlying jawbone. The implant itself will be rooted in the bone of the jaw. But first the appropriately sized hole must be created in the bone. To do this, the surgeon will utilize special dental drills, gradually increasing the size of the drill bit until the hole has reached the desired width.

Next the implant--threaded like a bolt--is literally screwed into place. Note that here the "implant" does not refer to the entire replacement tooth. Rather it designates the base upon which the false tooth will ultimately be situated. First, however, your mouth must be given time to recover from the implantation surgery.

Phase 4: Abutment And Crown

Installation of the implant is a serious surgery, one that usually involves full anesthesia. Attaching the false tooth--made up of two distinct parts, an abutment and a crown--is far less invasive. In fact, often only a local anesthetic is required. Then the post-like abutment is installed in a hole in the implant and the crown is attached to the abutment, thus completing the fourth and final phase of the dental implant process. 

For dental implants, contact a business such as Bayside Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centre.


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Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Dentures

My teeth weren't in very good shape and they were painful, so I decided to get dentures. After having my remaining teeth extracted, I visited the denture clinic. The dentist made an impression of my mouth and sent the results to the lab so my dentures could be made. I'm very pleased with the outcome and my mouth isn't painful anymore. Hello readers, my name is Greta Hopkins and even though I've never blogged before, I just had to tell everyone about my experience with dentures. When you read my blog, you'll learn all about the process of getting them and some tips to follow to help you adjust to wearing fake teeth. I'm grateful for my dentures and it's my wish that you have a wonderful experience with yours too. I hope that reading my blog will educate you about wearing them.