If you’ve lost a tooth or some teeth, you might already be considering getting dental implants. This is understandable because dental implants can restore your confidence, look and tooth function. However, what exactly does it entail to have Anchorage dental implants placed into your jaw, and are you a candidate for these?
Several techniques exist to offer options to patients with varying degrees of compatibility with dental implants. Endosteal implants may serve well some patients. With these, a dentist places screws or blades placed into the jawbone to hold a crown or other types of prosthetic teeth. On the other hand, subperiosteal dental implants will be placed on the bone and suit patients who have a thin bone and experience difficulties wearing convention dentures.
A modern dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into your jawbone. Normally made from titanium or titanium alloys, the implant firmly secures a crown or bridge that replaces a lost tooth. If you’ve lost a tooth or teeth following an injury, these dental implants may work out for you.
Who’s The Ideal Candidate For Dental Implants?
Dental implants will work out best if you’re in good general health and have no other oral complications. A dentist will be interested in assessing your gum condition, as periodontal diseases may complicate the implant placement process. Also, an ideal candidate has sufficient jawbone to support the implant.
Who’s A Candidate For Bone Grafting?
If an implant dentist finds your jawbone to be too weak (soft or thin) to support the implant, bone grafting will be necessary. The invasive surgical procedure will involve a piece bone being removed from your body and planted into your jaw. In that case, you may have to wait up to nine months before an implant can be placed.
The implant placement is easy to bear because you’re put on anesthetic or nitrous oxide throughout the process. After a surgical process, you may experience certain discomforts in one stage or another, such as pain at the implant side, but a qualified dentist ensures optimal results with minimal discomfort or pain.
As such, you should choose a well trained specialist such as oral surgeon or endodontist for your Anchorage dental implants. A specialist with knowledge of gum complications such as a Periodontist will come in handy, especially if you have gum disease and want a dental implant.