Teeth are an important part of human physiology. From helping us chew to helping us speak, they perform many essential functions. They also play a huge role in a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Like other parts of our body, teeth are also something that we need to take care of. Unlike certain parts of the body, the teeth cannot heal themselves. So it is necessary to take good care of them.
Normally, a human being grows two sets of teeth during their lifetime. The first set often called the Baby Teeth, is a temporary set that grows in when the person is 6-12 months old and lasts throughout their childhood, typically falling out by the time when the person turns 12 years old. The second set of teeth that grows in to replace these baby teeth is called the Permanent Teeth. These teeth are meant to last the person for the rest of their lives, so it is extremely important to take care of them.
However, in certain cases, a person might lose permanent teeth as well. In such scenarios, a common course of action is to get replacement teeth. There are various methods of attaining replacement teeth that people can choose from. Dentures and dental implants are a couple of preferred treatment methods for missing teeth. Full dentures are designed to replace all teeth. Partial dentures are dentures that are used to replace a single tooth or a couple of teeth. However, dentures have certain disadvantages, such as frequent upkeep. There is also a certain amount of embarrassment associated with dentures. A more permanent solution to missing teeth is dental implant treatment.
Dental implant treatment surgically replaces lost teeth. A dental implant is a titanium rod that acts like the tooth root to which artificial teeth, or crowns, are fixed. The dental implant is surgically fixed to the jawbone and allowed to fuse for some time, usually a few months. Since the rod is typically made of titanium, the implant integrates with bone without being recognized as a foreign object in the body. Fusing a dental implant to the jawbone is the closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting nearby teeth. It also has great stability. In general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. Other benefits of implant treatments include:
• Appearance- Dental implants look and feel natural.
• Permanence- Since implants fuse with the bone, they become permanent. With proper care, many implants last a lifetime.
• Speech and comfort- They don’t affect speech as much as dentures do, and they do not need to be removed like dentures.
• Self-esteem- Dental implants fill up the gaps left behind from lost teeth and improve self-esteem.
• Oral-health- Since implants don’t affect nearby teeth, it improves long-term oral health.
• Eating- Implants function like natural teeth, so it makes it easier to eat, unlike dentures.
Dental implants are of two types- endosteal and subperiosteal. Anyone with good oral health and a sturdy jawbone can be a candidate for implant treatment. During the months it takes for the implant to fuse to the bone, it is necessary to maintain regular checkups to minimize the risk of infection and to check that it is healing. It is also preferred to not place any stress or force on the implant during the healing period.
Dental implants are a safe and permanent solution to missing teeth. At Naseem al Rabeeh, we offer the solution to get you started on refilling your smile. With our team of highly-skilled dentists, you can get the best care your teeth can get. Head over to our dental centre and initiate constructing a more permanent smile that can last you your lifetime.
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