Dental implants are essentially replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for fixed, permanent teeth or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth — a procedure now available at the BIMC Dental Centre Nusa Dua.
Dental implants provide an improved appearance that look and feel like your own teeth, designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. Further advantages are one can get rid of poor fitting dentures and allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip. Other advantages are it’s simply easier to eat and one is provided greater self-esteem by way of a better smile as well as durability and improved oral health.
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a very high success rate and with proper care implants can last a lifetime.
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
What is involved in getting a dental implant? The first step in the dental implant process is the development of an individualized treatment plan. Next, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw.
Most people who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.
How Do I Care for Dental Implants? Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.
For more information contact BIMC Dental Center