Implant Dentistry- What and how
Implants are artificial roots to support an artificial tooth. The dentists use a screw as a root that goes inside the bone to insert the tooth called crown. The dentists place the implant inside the jawbone, where it becomes a part of the natural bone. Most of the implants are made from titanium material, as allergy chances are very low. A patient can only have implant dentistry performed when he/she have enough bone for the screw to go inside; otherwise, the implant would not be successful. Therefore, at Royalty Dental Associates, the dentist would, first of all, check the chances for a successful implant. Furthermore, the dentist would also suggest good oral hygiene before implant installation.
The procedure of Implant Dentistry
In the next phase, the dentist will again cut the gums to check the implant. He/she will place a small extension to screw the crown. The dentist will then give you follow-up appointment dates during which the crown will be prepared. The dentist also takes an impression to make the crown similar to your natural teeth. He/she tests several crowns to fit your mouth before the final one is attached. In the end, the dentists place the crown on the implant. You might experience swelling and pain during the process. However, these are temporary and will heal with time.
Value of Implants and aftercare
Though the implants become a part of the natural teeth, they need proper care. At Royalty Dental Associates, the dentists suggest the use of soft bristles for a faster recovery. The dentist will also call you for an after surgery appointment to make sure that the implants and the crown are working well. If you wish to know whether implants suit you, call our Spring Texas office today or visit us.