Are you in need of dental implants to cover a gap in your teeth or to create a full set of dentures? Let’s take a look at some of the options that you have when it comes to treatment. Hopefully, this article will help you to weigh the pros and cons of the different types of procedures, time frame options, and the type of dentist you may wish to use for the procedure.
First of all, let’s discuss the varying options that you have when it comes to procedures. Full mouth dental implants, for example, can be used to replace all of the teeth in one’s mouth (if there are any left, they will have to be removed). Single implants allow you to replace just one, or a few, missing teeth. Also, you can get permanent implants that are cemented in, or you can opt for screw in implants. These make maintenance easier. If you are only having back teeth replaced, the screws should not show, although they may be noticeable in front teeth. Thus, the main differences are between conveniences and cosmetic appearance.
Next, we need to consider the timeline. With regular dental implants, a patient may require bone grafts to ensure the implants will take. Even if that is not necessary, a month or more may need to pass while a patient heals from the implant surgery before the teeth are fitted. The time can be significantly reduced if implants are placed in the same procedure as when a tooth (or several) is extracted. A newer option allows for teeth in one day. The surgery includes implants and a full set of teeth, which are observed and readjusted over the course of a number of weeks or months. After half a year, a permanent set of teeth replaces the less durable initial set, but at least you have teeth during the entire time.
[media-credit name=”Your Dental Health Resource Magazine” align=”alignleft” width=”307″][/media-credit]When it comes to getting dental implants, it is common for a specialist such as a Prosthodontist, a periodontist or oral surgeon to perform the work. However, because of the growth in the demand for the procedure, many general dentists have received additional training in order to perform the implant procedure themselves. The key, therefore, is to ask your preferred dental professional about the specific training and experience that they have for the procedure that you need.
Dental implants are making eating, speaking, and smiling easier and more pleasant for many individuals. If you are in need of dental implants, know that there are many different options to meet your specific needs.