A dental implant is a really fantastic solution to replacement of missing teeth. It is long lasting and extremely strong. When you have a dental implant, it operates just as a natural tooth would. You do not have to hide your smile because you have a missing tooth. You can have it replaced. The same is the case with chipped teeth. If the chip is too big and cannot be repaired, you might have to replace the tooth with an implant. The process is quite simple but it must be conducted by someone who is experienced in dentistry.
Basically, a dental implant consists of a screw-like root which is fastened onto the jaw bone and a crown which is what you get to see at the top. It looks completely like a natural tooth only that sometimes it might be a shade lighter than the surrounding teeth. You can ask your dentist to whiten your teeth or get you an implant with a crown that is almost similar in color to your natural teeth. Replacing one tooth with a dental implant will basically involve installation of the implant and the crown. You will be forgiven to think that replacing multiple teeth with implants will follow the same procedure.
What is different with multiple teeth?
To start with, installing implants for a number of teeth in a row is going to be too costly. Imagine you have three teeth missing in one row. Installing an implant for each of the three teeth is going to cost you a fortune. It is an option but it is going to be costly. If the teeth were not missing in the same place then this would be the only option but for a row you can go for bridges that are supported by the implant. Replacement of multiple teeth using dental implants that come with individual crowns or a fixed bridge that is supported by an implant gives the teeth a certain level of functionality and fit that cannot be possible with other treatment options.
The dental implant that is will be used to support the replacement teeth will be placed. As the dental implants integrate with your natural bone to create that strong foundation for the replacement teeth, temporary teeth can be placed. Usually you can go back to work the following day after the installation of the implant. If there is any pain or discomfort, it will be very minimal and treatable using common pain medication.
Once the implant has set in then the crowns will be placed. They could be come in the form of the custom-made replacement teeth (crowns) or the fixed, implant-supported bridge. There are some non-implant options but for replacing multiple teeth this is the smartest option to go with
Source by William Jam Smith