What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium, that is placed in the jaw and serves as a substitute for the root of the tooth. A connector, known as an abutment, is placed on, or built into, the top of the dental implant, which connects it to the replacement tooth. Finally, a crown, a replacement tooth, is custom fabricated to match your natural teeth, completing the dental implant.
Why titanium alloys for dental implants?
Due to titanium's high strength, rigidity, fracture toughness and its reliable mechanical performance as replacement for hard tissues the rate of success is way higher. Titanium is stronger and lighter in weight compared to stainless steel. Titanium has a large resistance to repeated loads making it capable of withstanding strain during internal fixation, which is why it is continue to be one of the most important components used in orthopaedic implant.
Will I feel pain?
Local anesthesia is used to avoid pain during the implant application process. It can be performed under general anesthesia for patients who wish to not feel anything. After the procedure, your doctor will give you post-op instructions and we will help manage the rest of your day. The day of the operation you might feel mild pain as the effect of anesthesia decreases. If you feel any kind of mild pain we generally recommend using over the counter painkillers.
Any side effects I should be worried about?
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How long do dental implants last?
With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime.
Is there an age limit on who can get a dental implant?
There is no upper age limit to having dental implants. In most cases, you can be a suitable candidate, provided you are healthy and able to undergo a routine dental procedures. The earliest age a patient can get an implant is 17-18, however even then he or she might be too young for the procedure.
Health problems that may cause an issue for dental implant patients:
Diabetic patients:Dental implants are safe for diabetics. Those with diabetes may require special pre- and post-implant care, in order to minimize complications. As shown by recent studies dental implants are safe for those with controlled diabetes as long as their overall health complies with standard, pre-procedure health guidelines. minimalleştirmek
Heart Disease:Before the procedure, the patient must consult his or her cardiologist.
Nicotine dependence:People who smoke still qualify for dental surgery. While smokers have several added challenges in caring for dental implants, proper maintenance can still lead to a smile you’ll love. İt is recommended that you stop smoking as far in advance of your surgery as possible.
Hypertension:As long as your high blood pressure is within your control, then there should be no problem when it comes to getting dental implants.
Post Dental Implant Care Instructions
For the success and prolonged use of implants, proper oral care and regular check-ups are very important. Don't neglect your oral hygiene. Excessive consumption of alcohol and cigarettes will negatively affect implantation success.