What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed a titanium screw into the jawbone. Most dental implants are made of titanium which allows them to integrate with the bone. It usually takes about 6months for integration. Nowadays, most implants look and feel exactly like your natural teeth because they are designed to be implanted more than 90 percent. Comparing Dentures and Bridges may never feel as comfortable as your natural teeth (jawbone). It also made patients who having plastic dentures can affect the way food tasted as well.
– Are dental implants right for you?
For patients that need to have a tooth extracted due to tooth decay. Prosthodontist will help you choose the right treatment for you.
– What is the best time to get a dental implant?
The most common question dental implants ask, that is about tooth extraction, especially a front tooth. The answer will depend on the level of difficulty of patients case and condition each patient had.
– How long is the wait for dental implant after extraction?
The answer is YES. If the tooth position have enough, we can have a dental implant placed at the same time their tooth is extracted. Whether you can have dental implants immediately placed depends on a variety of factor including your health status.
Actually, you will typically need to wait a minimum 2 months before dental implants can be placed. The fact is after the tooth extraction, the management of the extraction socket would rebuild in fully native bone. It makes the result of dental implants will be best. In case of patients do not have enough jaw bone to support an implant due to the tooth position has been removed for a year or more than 10 years. Bone grafting may be required when patients have insufficient amount of healthy natural bones in the mouth so you may need surgery before dental implants. After the procedure has been completed, a bone graft may also take up to six months or more to heal and a crown will be replaced.