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Dental Implants Cover a Wide and Interesting Field

Dental Implants Cover a Wide and Interesting Field

Posted on: 12 Jun 2013

Previously we discussed the very basic, What a dental implant actually entails and how many implants you may expect to receive depending on the present condition of your teeth, now we proceed with more informative chapters on the subject.


Of course we all want perfectly healthy snow white Colgate smiles, unfortunately our living conditions, the treated foods we devour and the atmospheric pollution all contribute to impair the health and appearance of our natural teeth.When you first enquire about dental implants it is often in response to an awareness of ongoing dental problems or the recent loss of teeth. Each problem needs to be diagnosed and treated individually in a logical manner and often dental implants will be the answer.Although it is tempting to focus on the more glamorous aspects of teeth supported by implants, basic dental health, which includes the treatment of gum disease, repair of decay and the elimination of abscesses will be just as important for the long-term success of your treatment.

 If you are aware of bad breath, loose teeth, or have noticed excessive bleeding, particularly when brushing your teeth, you have gum problems. Periodontal (gum) disease is a major cause of bone loss and with reduced bone, dental implant treatment will become more complicated.


 While you enjoy good general health dental implants will almost certainly work for you. However, habits such as heavy drinking or smoking can increase the number of problems associated with initial healing and thereafter may negatively influence the long-term health of gum and bone surrounding each dental implant. Remaining teeth may also be compromised making treatment planning less certain. Some dentists will even decline doing implant surgery, whether you opt for dentistry abroad or locally, should smoking not be reduced or stopped altogether.Should you suffer any complicated medical problem then consult with a GP and the dentist, it is rare that health problems will exclude the placement of dental implants, but make sure.


 If you have no teeth in the lower jaw, and are not yet ready for multiple implant placements, a conventional lower denture will be supplied which will be considerably improved with two implants placed beneath the front section, known as an ‘over denture’. The same is possible to treat the upper jaw, but will require more implants as the bone is generally softer. These supported dentures are still removed for daily cleaning yet the implants make them much more stable, especially if you love biltong.

It is not standard procedure but with proper preparation it is possible to fit new implant-supported teeth on the same day. It is crucial to compare the shorter treatment time against an increased risk of implant failure. A few extra weeks without those new smileys is worth the suffer rather than a second procedure. Dental implants have to obey simple engineering principles, they have to be placed in strong foundations and there must be enough of them to prevent overloading. In addition each implant must be accessible for daily cleaning so that the biology of the mouth can be used to maintain healthy surrounding bone and gum.

 This information is so clinical, do not worry about it and in the meantime you go plan your dental implants abroad and leave the worries to the dentist.


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