Losing a natural tooth can result in a lot of drawbacks that are both aesthetic and functional. Most importantly, it can lead to a loss of self-confidence and make you feel too conscious of yourself in public. It is crucial to choose a restoration that would improve the functionality of the mouth and restore the aesthetics of your face and smile by making the cheeks and chin appear fuller.
What's the best solution for replacing missing teeth?
Dentists all over the world believe that dental implants are the best replacement for natural teeth. Implants are a combination of metal and ceramic, making them highly strong and durable. The best part about implants is that they restore both oral aesthetics and functionality.
Dental implants consist of a hard and strong metal stud made from titanium. It has screw-like grooves on its surface, which help to hold it firmly in position. The visible tooth crown will be made from dental-grade ceramic. It can be customized to match the missing natural tooth's exact appearance in terms of color, texture, translucency, contour, etc. Both the implant stud and crown will be connected using a component called the abutment. Also, dental adhesives will be used to bond them together.
How can implants counter the drawbacks of missing teeth?
- When a tooth goes missing, the ability to bite and chew food will take a hit. Bonding an implant in its place will help to restore the functionality of the mouth.
- When a tooth is extracted, a gap is left in between the teeth. This allows the teeth adjacent to the gap to drift from their orthodontically right positions and move towards the gap. This can give rise to malocclusion and also affect the facial shape. Restoring the tooth using an implant fills in the opening and prevents the drifting of teeth.
- The aesthetics of one's smile will take a significant hit if a frontal tooth is extracted. This can make them feel too self-conscious and uncomfortable with their appearance while socializing with people. Since an implant is made from tooth-colored ceramic material, it can be customized to mimic the exact appearance of a natural tooth. No one would ever be able to distinguish the prosthetic tooth from the natural ones when they see you smile.
In addition to these advantages, implants exhibit excellent durability and longevity. The materials used to fabricate them are highly durable and strong, making them last for several years without any hassle.
What's the procedure involved?
Initially, the dentist will conduct a thorough screening test to determine your candidacy for implants. X-rays, scans, and other details about your overall health will be considered while deciding this. Implantation would include two surgeries. During the initial surgery, the metal implant will be inserted into the jawbone after administering local anesthesia. After a healing period of a few months, the ceramic crown will be placed on the implant and secured firmly using a connecting abutment and dental adhesives.
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