Day in and out, dental implants are being recommended by dentists to those who need them. Having the best set of teeth is what makes some people feel happy; this is why the many methods of how to make the teeth look and feel better have been introduced. Dental implants are in reality metal based roots that are placed and attached unto the bone or jaw of the patient. Regularly, the metal used for the rods is titanium.
Titanium is used because; it is willingly accepted by the human body and poses less risk compared to other metals. The titanium rods are screwed and established on the jaw by opening the gum with the missing tooth and multiple rods can be placed, if needed. Depending on how the procedure is done, some doctors advise a revival period for the rod to be accepted by the body before actually putting on the final bridge, crown or dentures. Dentists will place a temporary tooth like replacement unto the rod in order for the person to avoid biting down on it and injuring himself or damaging the newly established rod. It is important that something steady be placed to cover the rod because any damage to it by biting down on it can cause complications to it.
After this dental procedure and during the recovery time, a soft diet is usually advised. For some time now, more and more surgical dentists are immediately placing the permanent appliance unto the titanium rod to get rid of the repeat procedure which has led to longer recovery periods. The dental implants are usually used to support numerous kinds of appliances used for dentistry. The advantages of using dental implants are more than a few but the most important is the return of function for the oral cavity. Missing teeth makes life very uncomfortable not only with regards to self consciousness but also with regards to the pain and not forgetting difficulty in chewing. Aesthetics is also another factor that may drive a person to go and have this kind of procedure done. Missing teeth are a turn off for many especially when these are located in the anterior part of the oral cavity. Front teeth are part of one’s smile and missing teeth can affect the looks and smile of a person. Although dental implants are very expensive, most people do not feel the pain especially when their insurance covers it.