Dental Implant Restoration
Sometimes all you could see is the dead-end… nothing seems to work and improve your health conditions. This happens usually when you are on the verge of losing your decayed tooth. Pain strikes every other day, and chewing becomes harder day by day. In such conditions, the patient searches for temporary relief, which doesn’t improve health, and only suppresses the pain. A better option to get rid of the striking pain permanently is dental implant restoration. Although it is usually the last option, it could also be the first.
What is Dental Implant Restoration?
The phenomenon of replacing a missing, or damaged tooth with a prosthetic tooth and a metal root is known as dental implant restoration. It is an amalgamation of both restorative as well as cosmetic dentistry. The technologies involved in dental implant restoration are constantly evolving, with an aim to make the treatment easier and accessible.
When to get a dental implant restoration?
Dental implant restoration is performed only if:
- Your gum and other teeth are in healthy condition.
- You don’t smoke (or plan to quit it immediately!)
- You genuinely want healthy gums and a better chewing experience!
Is dental implant restoration painful?
As we have already discussed, modern science is coming up with ways to make dental implant restoration absolutely painless. The process depends on the precondition of your mouth, i.e. if you have a missing tooth (the process will be easier and less painful), but if you have tooth decay (your tooth will be extracted which is a lengthy process, and mildly painful).
What does a dental implant process consist of?
A dental implant has 3-4 major components, depending on the precondition.
- If you have a damaged tooth, your dentist will extract it. (OPTIONAL!)
- Then, your dentist will fix a metal bone in the hollow space to act as your tooth root. (This would be the first step if you have a missing tooth.)
- After the bone is osseointegrated, your dentist will fix the abutment.
- When the mouth is ready to welcome new addition, your dentist attaches a crown! (You can choose in between a removable and fixed prosthetic tooth.)
Are there any risks involved in the process?
Risks involved in the dental implant process are minimal and can be dodged with some extra prevention. The main risks involved are:
- Infection at the spot of the implant.
- Any nerve damage can cause swollen face, ears, or neck.
- Any injuries during the process.
- Sensitive issues like sinus problems can also cause cavities to protrude into the sinus.
If you live in Toronto, you can get in touch with the most experienced dental implant specialist in Toronto to avoid these risks from happening.
Are there any special care requirements post the procedure?
No! You do not need to visit your dental clinic every day for 14 years… which means there is no such thing as SPECIAL care post dental implant restoration. You will have to avoid smoking (if that is special care for you!) but you should do this for the betterment of your dental health.
Regular brushing and flossing is something you need to swear by after getting a dental implant. It will save you from future dental visits… but for now, visit your nearest dentist to get that tooth fixed.