What Are Dental Implants?
Invented in 1952 by world-renowned orthopedic surgeon Per-Ingvar Brånemark, dental implants are the form of artificial dentistry that enables patients of all ages to smile with confidence.
Dental implants Mandurah as we know them today, are a well-established treatment to provide patients with artificial implants that resemble natural teeth. These implants replace a damaged natural tooth with a false replacement tooth to achieve the patient’s overall facial appearance. Dental implants are used to help patients achieve wholeness, but their use is not limited to alleviating dental problems. They can also provide cosmetic improvement for those who wish to have artificial teeth, including improved aesthetics, jaw alignment, and smile enhancement.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Getting pieces of metal drilled into the skull (mostly into the jawbone) can be pretty worrisome for many dental patients, and it is absolutely normal for any sane person to be concerned about such procedure. However, are those awfully painful stories about dental implants you have read online true? Let’s discuss this.
First: Rest assured that dental implants are 100% safe and an internationally recognized standard for addressing a variety of dental problems and bringing a better life to patients.
Since 1952, dental implants have come a long way. Today, most of the heavy work is done using sophisticated equipment that is operated by highly trained, accredited, and seasoned professionals with many years of hands-on knowledge and training.
Second: Dental implants are known for their durability and often last a lifetime. Because these implants are deeply anchored in your jawbone with titanium screws, they not only help prevent bone loss but also assist in maintaining the proper jaw structure that gives you the desired facial appearance.
In addition, if you experience any problems after you undergo the procedure, they can all be resolved with minimal adjustments.
Third: Titanium, the most prevalent metal used for dental implants, has been a de facto norm for decades, mainly because it has an oxide layer that inhibits corrosion and the grade V titanium alloy, which is composed of 4% vanadium, 6% aluminum, 0.2% oxygen and 0.25% iron, is exceptionally durable – meaning a lifelong worry-free dental implant.
Titanium is also readily available, is affordable (especially when compared to Zirconia, which can cost you a few hundred more), and due to its many properties physically bond with bone making it a perfect choice for dental implants.
However, despite all its advantages, many patients are allergic to titanium. Fortunately, there is no reason to worry, because if a patient exhibits an allergic reaction to titanium, this will be discovered in preliminary tests. In this case, dentists will suggest zirconia implants.
Do Implants Hurt?
First of all, it is essential to understand that pain is always subjective for each patient, the many teeth being worked on, and many other factors.
Basically, the patient may feel some pain when a dental implant is placed, but fortunately, this discomfort will always be much easier to manage than the pulling of the tooth out.
In complicated cases, the dentist can administer local anesthesia; however, it should be noted that it is not common. Once the effects of the anesthesia have worn off, the patient may feel some discomfort for about a week.
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