Dental implants are a modern and advanced concept which have transformed the dental care system for patients worldwide. With the advancement in medical science and technology, dental implants Adelaide have come a long way. They are used when one’s natural teeth have been lost. Dental implants help in replacing teeth and help strengthen the jawbone and improve the bite. A dental implant is simply a titanium screw that interfaces directly with the patient’s bone or jaw to serve as an artificial tooth or even a dental anchor to act as a fixed orthodontic supporting structure.
Dental implants are implanted to restore or rebuild a tooth. They help strengthen the jawbone and give strength to the tooth. This is vital because it helps restore chewing functions. The most common type of dental implants is made from titanium alloy, and the procedure is carried out under local anesthesia. In case you need a tooth replacement for any reason, it is important to carry out a proper dental implant procedure to ensure you get back what you have lost.
There are three types of dental implants — abutment, post and crown. The abutment is the most popular implant type as it looks like a natural tooth root. It is attached directly to the jawbone and extends forward towards the back of the head. The abutment is the hardest to install and repair, which is why it is typically the endodontics. The crown is placed on top of an existing tooth and bonded to the jawbone for a permanent, strong tooth.
Most dental implants Adelaide are used for a single tooth replacement. The procedure is carried out under local anesthesia and takes only around two hours. If a single tooth needs replacing, the dentist performs the procedure using a titanium post which acts as a support structure for the crown. The dentist makes an impression of your original teeth before replacing them using dental implants. The dentist attaches the new crown after this, and you will need to make a few visits to the dentists to get your dentures fitted.
After the replacement, you will require a little time to heal, and your new teeth will need to be cemented in place. The dental implants are designed to be compatible with the jaw’s natural bone structures, which means that they are not meant to be mounted over bone. The titanium implant is designed to integrate with the jawbone, allowing it to fuse seamlessly. This integration of the titanium implant allows the replacement to heal faster and allows the dentist to make an accurate cast of your jaw before installing it. You will also need to undergo a few follow-up visits to ensure that your bone has healed before subjecting it to the implants.
Once the dental implants Adelaide have been installed, and the jawbone has healed, the dentist will then mount it on a titanium rod and place it above the damaged tooth. A supported head will need to be placed over the implant to keep the titanium rod rooted in place. The support head needs to be made very sturdy as it will be used to keep the implant in place and help the dentists during the initial healing process. After the implant has healed and is functioning properly, you will remove the support head, and your denture will look perfectly in place. Full arch dentures require that the implant is completely seated in place, and this will also take some time, depending on the size and shape of your jawbone.