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As much as possible if  every one would want to control on to the health of every tooth in the mouth, it is not possible to do that. Every person can lose his tooth or teeth for a count of reasons, and when he does, a replacement is in order. The teeth hold very important functions in the mouth and when they are lost, these things are highly compromised. First is aesthetics, a person loses the right to smile that his overlook is majorly altered. Second is speech, because there are certain sounds that are produced with the contact of the upper and lower teeth or the front teeth and the tongue. Third is masticatory function, because the teeth allow a person to cut through and grind food to be able take it into his system. Fourth is facial integrity, because the teeth hold the person’s bite and its absence results to the collapse and the loss of facial integrity.

When a person loses his teeth it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to replace it, and dentists have long resolved edentulism through removable dentures and dental crowns. Nowadays, however, the loss of a tooth or a few teeth can already be resolved through dental implants. An implant, often made of titanium metal, appears as a screw. It is embedded within the jaw bone to replace the roots of a tooth so that they may be installed with a crown. In terms of cost,dental implants are so much more expensive than removable dentures and crowns, but covering such cost proves a good investment because of the following reasons:

– Due to the stability afforded by osseointergration, the prosthesis is more retentive and more functional so replacing lost teeth better than any other type of prosthetic. When the titanium metal has completely fused with the bone, the strength of the implant on the bone is increased, mimicking the functionality and strength of the natural tooth. This increases efficiency of the masticatory function; improving one’s dining experience and capacity to obtain proper nourishment for the body.

– When the implants are embedded in the bone, it replaces the roots of the natural teeth and above it, a crown can be installed. With proper planning and tissue preparation, the emergence profile of the crowns can be properly set so that you achieve superb aesthetic results that best mimics the true appearance of the natural teeth in the mouth.

– Since the dental implants support the crown on its own, there is no need to utilize a healthy tooth to hold the crown or bridge. This properly preserves tooth and the health of the mouth because you replace tooth without compromising health. Also, it is ideal even for distal free end cases, where the space is at the most posterior portion of the jaw.

– In the case of removable dentures that are no longer retained properly in the mouth because of low bone support, the dental implants can offer some retention to improve the functionality of the dentures. Implants can be placed at areas where sufficient bone is left so that it can properly support the loose prosthesis.

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    How To Take Good Care Of Your Dental Implants

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    implantsSince our teeth serve as a very important aesthetic function, cosmetic dentistry has become quite important for the practice. Dentists can recommend cosmetic dental treatments such as dental implants to their patients who has broken or missing teeth. Teeth implants can also be prescribed to patients who have other concerns like teeth stains, discoloration, malpositions and rotations.

    There are various restorative choices for teeth restorations and replacements. There are removable prosthetic devices such as dentures, dental crowns and bridges. However, dental implants specifically guarantee a long-term replacement for teeth.

    Benefits of Implants

    Implants are the most in demand treatment next to dental restorations because of the efficiency and convenience. Remember that a dental implant is a replica of the tooth’s root made of materials that are biocompatible. An implant is designed to copy your teeth’s natural feeling and is fully functional and prevents further tooth decay or trauma to your mouth.

    Dental implants and their benefits:

    • Prevents periodontal disease
    • Promotes good oral health
    • Encourages healthy living like quitting smoking
    • Helps you commit to healthy habits by having a good oral hygiene and a routine trip to your dentist

    Maintenance

    Taking good care of your dental implant is important for your oral health. With proper care and a frequent visit to your dentist, your dental implant will last for a long time.

    Here are a few tips to consider:

    • Brush and floss thoroughly the area where your teeth implants are
    • Rinse your mouth with a mouthwash
    • Schedule thrice a year visit to your dentist
    • Avoid toothpaste that contains abrasive ingredients like baking soda as it can remove the glaze on your implants

    Dental implants are the most recommended option compared to removable prosthetic devices. Implants encourages good oral health and a healthy lifestyle. Dental implants can last a lifetime so follow your dentist’s instructions and keep your regular dental appointments.

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      At the completion of any procedure, when a patient is released from the dental office, by his dentist, he will be given a list on instructions. These post-operative instructions are very essential, if you want to ensure the success of your treatment procedure. In the case dental implants, observance of these post-operative instructions will help the patient prolong the life span of his implant system and take care of his investment. Dental implants are not cheap; those who are able to spend money for such a procedure will have to cover a large sum to enjoy its amazing benefits.

      While the success of your dental implant placement procedure is dependent on a lot of things, such as the skill of your dentist, the diligent observation of superb infection control protocols and the health of the patient and the bone, its will also rely your own efforts. Just as everyone is encouraged to take active participation on taking care of their natural teeth, the same is true after the implant system is installed in the mouth.

      The following are some of the very important tips you can use:

      1. Do not subject your  dental implants to excessive force. This is most especially true when your implants have just been installed and not yet stable. Ideally, a fully stable implant will have integrated with the bone, giving it much strength and power to endure all kinds of forces. As a foreign material, you should still understand that implants will never compare to the natural tooth so always keep in mind that you have “screws” embedded within your jaw and especially during the 2-6 months of stabilization, do no direct any kind of force on the area.
      2. Report any untoward events observed along the area of the dental implants. Ideally, a properly performed dental implant placement procedure should meet great success; however, there could be some unforeseen issues that may bring some danger to the implant system. When this happens, you should not hesitate to see your dentist to show what is happening. Your chance of getting through with any problem shall increase when proper address is forwarded to it, so delaying reports to your dentist may give you bigger harm.
      3. Observe exemplary oral hygiene measures. Just as plaque can disrupt the health of your teeth and gums, it can also compromise the life of your dental implant system. Understand that your implants depend on the bone to remain in the mouth and when the bone becomes infected with disease, support will fail and the implants will lose its stability. Observing proper hygiene measures will be essential; it will ensure the health of the bone that holds the implant in place, and so help protect the investment that you made.
      4. Stop smoking. Smoking is an activity discouraged for a lot of reasons. A single stick of cigarette is ridden with harmful chemicals that can combine with the blood that circulates all over the body, disrupting the normal physiologic processes that occur. Smokers are contraindicated for dental implant placement procedures because the chemicals in cigarettes disrupt proper healing, so unless they are able to stop this worthless habit, they are bad candidates for the procedure. So, even if you passed for the procedure, make sure not to touch another stick of cigarette, if you want your implants to enjoy a longer lifespan in your mouth.

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