Even though it seems likely that our teeth are rigid in the mouth, they are actually not fixed.
Jawbone loss & Gum disease
Similar to exercise that helps you maintain your muscle, while chewing your food each tooth has another opposite tooth to make contact with, which helps stimulate and support your jawbone. However, if one of the teeth goes missing, the stimulation goes away and your body responds by leaching calcium out of the jawbone for using elsewhere. Hence, in patients with one or more missing teeth, if they are not replaced, about 25 percent of the jawbone density in the gap area can be lost within the first year.
A missing tooth can promote gum disease as the open pocket, which is left by the missing tooth, may serves as an accessible gateway for bacteria to enter your gums. The bacteria will eventually prompt the inflammation of your gums and gum disease that not only attacks your gums, but also your periodontal ligament that secures the tooth to the bone and your jawbone itself. This can lead to the loosening of teeth, tooth loss, and more bone loss as well as many other serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even cancer.
1. What are dental implants?
A dental implant is nothing but an artificial root inserted into the jawbone which is often made of titanium metal. It is replaced the root of the natural missing tooth and an artificial tooth is then attached to the implant. In fact, the implant serves as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. Dental implants are the current gold standard for replacing missing teeth.
2. Am I a good candidate for the procedure?
You can safely undergo the dental implant surgery on the condition that you have enough bone in the jaw to keep an implant secure, have healthy gums and healthy oral tissues, and have a healthy immune system and you are in good general health. Your dental specialist at Aurora Gem Dentistry will tell you if dental implant can be done for you.
3. How is the procedure done?
First, to find out whether dental implants are the right fit for you, your dental care team at Aurora Gem Dentistry will discuss your oral history and review your medical records, carefully examine your mouth, and take x-rays of your head, jaw and teeth. Next, during the first stage of surgery, a dental implant is placed into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue and the gum tissue is then stitched back into place.
4. Why are dental implants the best option for tooth replacement?
Dental implants are surgically anchored into the jawbone and your own bone tissue grows around them. As a result, the implants become fused into the bones of your jaw and are replaced the root from your missing tooth. Thus, artificial teeth attached to implants look and act much like natural teeth.
How is a dental implanted step by step and what advantages does it have compared with a dental bridge
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