A dental implant is a small titanium metal screw which is placed into the jawbone to support one or more false teeth. They allow the patient to regain the ability to eat virtually anything and to smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and facial contours are preserved.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth and need to bond (integrate) with the bone after they have been placed. This takes at least 3 months in the lower jaw and 4-6 months in the upper jaw. If you are having one, two or three teeth replaced, you will have a temporary restoration in the meantime. The cost of the treatment is only a little more than the cost of more conventional treatment with crowns and bridges.
Dental implants in Newcastle are the next best thing to natural teeth which makes them the most popular and effective choice for replacing missing teeth. Most people opt for dental implants to replace a missing tooth only to be confident in their smiles and looks as they look just like your natural teeth. But dental implants provide much more value than patients realize. They not only just look and feel like your natural teeth but also function like your natural teeth. Besides this, a missing tooth that is left untreated and unfixed can lead to a number of health-related issues. Dentists for Chickens is one of the experienced dental clinics for Dental Implants in Newcastle, NSW.
Dental Implant Process
The dental implant procedure depends on the type of implant that the patient needs and the condition of your jawbone. A dental implant process always involves two stages: the dental implant fixture stage and the restorative stage. During the fixture stage the dental implant is placed into your jaw bone which will eventually serve as the root of your new tooth. After the implant is placed in your jaw the patient will have to wait for several months until it integrates to your jaw bone. This is done in order to ensure that the bone gets time to bond with the implant. Once this has been achieved, you are ready for the second step which is known as the restorative stage, where a crown is attached to the dental implant to complete the restoration process and replace your missing tooth.
The recovery processes
In recent times, many patients opt for dental implant procedures to regain their lost tooth/teeth. If you are considering a dental implant surgery soon and worried about the pain, discomfort and recovery, here’s what you need to know before scheduling your dental implant. The type of the dental surgery required depends on your overall oral health and tissues. The patients will generally experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort after their dental implant surgery. There is no set recovery time for patients. It all depends on the unique conditions of each patient. Those patients who have a healthy bone for their implants to bond require less time to recover than those who require bone grafting. You will be guided and examined throughout your recovery period.
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