Dental implant is a procedure which replaces old teeth and implanting new fake ones. This is a long procedure and can be dangerous too if you have not appointed a good dentist. You need to be patient and have trust in your dentist for implanting new teeth. The new teeth are fused in to the jaw bone and are adjusted properly just like the original teeth are placed in your jaws.
These implants are safe and they can be taken in to function just like you use your original teeth for eating and they are brushed and cleaned easily as well without having any `problems. You can find number of dentist in your area but if you want to have a dental implant then you need to choose the one who is very well experienced in this field with having proper knowledge. The dentist has to be experienced because this implant surgery is not an easy task and can cause much discomfort to patients if the job is not properly done.
There are various steps and procedures taken while implanting new teeth. The dentist will first examine your jaw line and the area where teeth are to be implanted is accessed. Some implanting procedures can be done in a day’s time depending on the amount of teeth to be removed and be placed with new ones. Normally if you have a tooth to be removed and placed with new titanium stud, this can be done in one day as well. But you cannot eat anything of solid form as you need to give time for the tooth to adjust easily.
After few months time when the stud has adjusted properly and the bone has grown around then the dentist will put the permanent crowns. When this permanent crown has been fitted you have to avoid eating which requires a lot of chewing because this can cause problems to the new crowns to adjust.
There are different procedures of dental implants, some dentist may pull the old teeth out and put a partial implant until the gums are healed and some may place implants right away covering the tooth implant with the gum tissue.
The above was one of the procedures while the second procedure is that the dentist will fit a partial implant until the gums are opened and this may take some time to about six months until the actual teeth is implanted.
Dental implants can take a day or even months depending on your situation and problem. If you have infection during the process this can take additional time and you will be given some medications to counter the infection and some pain relief medicines if pain arises in some situations.
You may need to take out time for implanting and need to be patient, you should visit and check various dentist and get an over all idea and the cost of the procedure, this can vary from $1000 to $5000 depending on the area where you live.
Source by Sandra Mitchell