The success of dental implants in tooth replacement therapy

Tuesday, 15th June, 2021

The importance of visiting the dentist to help prevent tooth loss

Maintaining good oral health is an important part of daily routine and visiting the dentist on a regular basis helps ensure that your teeth remain clean and healthy throughout your life. Tooth loss as an adult is an extremely embarrassing and uncomfortable situation that you may unfortunately find yourself in, and can occur as a result of many different factors. The main cause of tooth loss is usually poor oral hygiene. To prevent this it is essential that you are brushing your teeth effectively, using good flossing techniques and visiting your dentist on a regular basis. This means any dental issues can be detected before they become serious, and professional cleaning can be carried out from time to time when necessary. Dental issues which can result in tooth loss include tooth decay and periodontal disease, both of which can be detected very early on if you visit your dentist regularly.

An introduction to dental implants and how they are used to treat tooth loss

If unfortunately you do experience tooth loss, and whether this occurs as a result of dental hygiene issues or accident and trauma, then it is extremely important that you speak to your dentist as soon as possible to find out about what options are available for you. Advances in dental technology over the years have seen the introduction of many treatments and procedures for replacing a tooth or set of teeth, so speak to us at Navan Dental today to find out why dental implants Navan may be the best choice for you.

Dental implants Navan have become an increasingly popular choice of tooth replacement therapy amongst dentists and patients. They are small titanium components which are used as permanent fixtures for the mouth, and are designed to fuse with the alveolar bone of your jaw, to provide a strong support for a replacement tooth or teeth. Speak to our team at Navan Dental to find out how dental implants Navan can work for you.

The procedure is carried out by fitting the implant into the bone socket of the missing tooth to allow it to fuse to the bone; this occurs by a process called osseointegration where osteoblasts form to secure the implant into the jaw. This process can take up to 12 weeks and visiting the dentist during this time will be required to make sure the process is coming along successfully. Once the dentist is satisfied that successful osseointegration of the implant has occurred and the implant has fused into the bone correctly then a small connector post known as an abutment is joined to the implant. This appliance is something to which the replacement tooth can be fixed, whether this is a crown, multiple crowns or dentures, according to your personal requirements.

The advantages of dental implants

Dental implants can help restore the full and comfortable functioning of your mouth which may have been affected by the loss of a tooth or some of your teeth. They will also help improve how you feel about your smile and bring back your self-confidence by improving the overall aesthetics of your mouth. Dental implants also help improve overall oral health, as the steadiness and stability of the implant helps positively impact the remaining natural teeth, which otherwise would have been affected detrimentally by tooth loss. Speak to us at Navan Dental today to find out more about dental implants. 

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