|Oral Surgery Implants |
|Oral Surgery Implants | Dentistry Procedures|
Oral surgery implants are the ideal means of filling a gap left by missing teeth. This method involves two surgeries and prevents a large number of medical and oral conditions.
This also means that the teeth that are remaining in the mouth do not need to be specially prepared or ground down to accommodate the mounting materials.
People who have a strong gag reflex, find bridges to be uncomfortable, or who want a more natural appearance to their smile often find implants to be the most effective means to replacing missing teeth. There are specific requirements that a person has to be able to fill in order to qualify for dental implants. If these requirements cannot be met, a different means of filling the gap such as dentures and bridges will need to be used.
The oral surgery implants are simply metal, titanium, rods that are mounted into the jaw in which a dentist is able to attach a false tooth onto. In order to make this surgery possible, the dentist will need to assess the strength and density of the jaw bone. If the jaw bone needs strengthening, the dentist may either place in a cross bar in which to anchor the titanium rods or he may attempt a bone graft. This is all done in the first surgery of the two part procedure. There will be a six month healing time after this first surgery before the dentist can begin the second phase of the oral surgery implants. Without the proper healing from the first surgery, there is an increased risk of infection, rejection or jaw damage.
Oral surgery implants help to prevent a lot of medical problems that gaps in a personís teeth can cause. The gaps in a personís teeth can cause the rest of the personís teeth to shift in order to fill the gap. The gap can also cause the jaw to degrade due to disuse in that area. This can weaken the overall jaw and cause additional tooth loss. The gum area where the gap is located can erode and depreciate. This can weaken the supporting tissue around remaining teeth. The gums can also become infected due to trauma caused by a person attempting to eat food and that food hitting the gums. Additional infections can occur when the gums become lacerated by sharp foods that would normally be chewed by the teeth that previously occupied that gap.
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