To understand the procedure of Dental Implants, we need to know what Bone Grafting is and how it helps in successful implantation of the teeth. So if you are missing a tooth or two, the implant is almost inevitable. It looks and functions almost like a regular tooth. Therefore, a successful implant is almost undetectable.
An implant can be executed in two ways. First, a metal cylindrical object is placed on the jaw bone which functions as a root of the too. In the second case, an Abutment is screwed in the jawbone to which a crown is attached which makes it look like a tooth. This procedure is necessary if you have a missing tooth.
An implant can be done independently only if you have a strong and thick jawbone. Else if your jawbone is too thin or soft and cannot carry the burden of an implant, then your dental surgeon will recommend you for a graft before an implant.
It is a procedure where the surgeon takes a section of bone from the other area of the patients’ body or as is prevalent these days, uses an artificial bone and grafts it into the patients’ jaw bone. However, it is a lengthy procedure as the grafting takes several months before it creates a strong bone ready for a stable and secured implant. Once the bone graft is complete, the jaw is ready for the next implant surgery. In some cases, a minor grafting can also be conducted at the same time as the implant surgery.
However, grafting is also done to maintain the jaw structure after tooth extraction.
Thus to retain a natural smile and to prevent oral health issues, Restorative Dental Treatments are imperative. It helps in maintaining the mouth in perfect condition for which various treatments can be used by the dentist like fillings, crowns, bridges, full or partial dentures or dental implants, depending on the need of the patient. Its sole goal is to preserve the natural teeth as much as possible. Replacing the missing teeth with any of the methods not only promotes dental health but also exercises less stress on the remaining natural teeth. By filling up the empty spaces in the mouth, the dentists’ bar the cavities from accumulating in the gaps created and thus leading to bacterial infection in the gum or the mouth.
Dental Restoration can be conducted in two simple ways.
And in spite of all the complications, once the doctor decides the best restorative procedure, you can look forward to a brand new smile.