Individuals who have had dental implants are excited about getting their beautiful smiles back. The implants are completely changing the way they live. Dental implants are made to hold artificial teeth. Individuals know that their implants will help to keep their jawline in shape and give their face a natural look.
Dental implants are very small titanium post. They are implanted into the person jawbone. They can be placed in the jaw for just one or two missing teeth, or they can be implanted to hold the top, bottom or a full set of dentures. They are made of metal and are anchors. The implants are substitutes for your normal tooth root. After they are implanted into your jawbone, they will bond to your jawbone. Posts are put on the implants and they come through your gums. This makes a strong foundation for your new artificial teeth. After having your dental implants Anchorage, AK, you will notice that your jawbone is holding its natural form and not deteriorating.
The first step is to have the implants placed in your jawbone. For the next 3 to 6 months the implants will be below the surface of your gums. They will be bonding to your jawbone. You will be able to eat soft foods during these few months. Your dentist will be forming your new replacement teeth while your implants are healing in your gums.
Once the implants have bonded to your jawbone, your surgeon will uncover the implants and put small posts on them. This will give your artificial teeth a good base and they will cover up the posts. The whole procedure usually takes about 6 to 8 months to complete. Most of the time is contributed to making sure your new implants have bonded properly and no infections occur.
Types of Prostheses
A single tooth that is missing will need its own implant. A partial bridge can replace 2 or more teeth and may only need a couple of implants. If you need all your upper, lower or both sets replaced more implants will be needed. It will also depend on if you want fixed or removable prosthesis as to how many implants will be needed. If you decide to go with a fixed prosthesis, it will only be removable by your dentist.
Why Choose Implants
Most people choose implants to improve their natural facial lines. They become more confident with a nicer looking mouth full of beautiful teeth and they want to protect their jawbone. Some people find that it is inconvenient to have to remove dentures or bridges at night. People also get tired of their dentures slipping and find them very uncomfortable. It can also be very embarrassing to have dentures that do not fit and keep slipping around in their mouth.
Care of Your Implants
Implants do not take long to get used to. Once they are in your mouth for a while they will serve you for years. Your mouth will still need good oral hygiene. As long as your brush and floss every night and keep yearly visits to your dentist, you should not have any problems with your new implants.