The mouth is a delicate area. Not only does it have a significant aesthetic impact when we relate to others, but also, the health problems in this area can affect our overall well being.
For example, gum injuries can cause infections in other parts of the body if left untreated, and problems in the teeth can lead to a chain reaction that affects other teeth. That is why, when the damage to the teeth is severe, you can assess the possibility of using a resource such as affordable dental implants with Brio Dental.
Before placing an artificial “substitute” for a tooth, it is essential that you do not limit yourself to comparing prices, but that you are very well informed about what it is and find out if in your case it is the most appropriate, since there may be other options.
Below we show you everything there is to know about this oral health resource.
WHAT IS AN IMPLANT?
In general, implants, which are a kind of screw in the bone of the jaw on which the “new” tooth sits, are placed when a dental piece is missing (due to illness or trauma) or when one must be removed. Natural (by great destruction of the tooth due to caries) and an artificial one must replace it.
But not everyone can put them on. So if you are suffering by missing a tooth or some oral pathology that puts your denture at risk, put yourself in the hands of a trusted dentist to advise you properly.
This specialist must assess the condition of your gum previously because it needs to have enough bone mass for the implant to be fixed. If this is not the case, it will be necessary to carry out more intermediate steps before placing these pieces or to evaluate other options.
DENTAL IMPLANTS: WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE AND AFTER
Let’s see some of the frequent doubts that usually appear before the possibility of placing a dental implant and its answers:
Are all implants the same?
Keep in mind that not all have the same quality. It is advisable to request several budgets and be well informed: some offers do not include all the processes of the placement of the implants, such as the fixation of the crown or prosthesis that goes over the implant. When choosing a professional, this must be a dentist or a maxillofacial surgeon.
Do you notice or see that you have one or several?
No, the implants are not seen. Also, the artificial teeth that are placed on them are designed to look natural and proper to the person who wears them.
Do these teeth last forever?
Not necessarily. The implant can move if it has not integrated well into the bone and gum. In this case, it must be removed, and the specialist will assess whether another can be placed.
What else can affect the implant?
An inflammation of the gum around the implant (mucositis) can progress to a peri-implantitis, that is, an infection of the bone that holds it. That reduces its stability.
Does an implant feel like a natural tooth?
The sensation is not the same as in the rest of the teeth since both the implant and the tooth that is placed on top of it are artificial parts. However, neither the implant nor the new tooth has to hurt or disturb.
Is this type of intervention usual?
There are no studies that quantify it, but Spaniards are increasingly placing more implants. Besides, according to a review of several studies, the success rate is 94.6% after 13 years of placement