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All About Dental Implants
Millions of Americans suffer tooth loss due to decay, gingivitis or injury, despite significant improvement in dental care. But easy availability of advanced dental treatments comes as a relief. Previously, dentures and bridges were the only options available for people with missing tooth. But with the advancement in implant dentistry Tampa, you now have more treatment options.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth. A replacement tooth is custom-made to match your original tooth. Dental implants, in fact, now have become a common treatment for missing teeth and many more Americans are adopting this treatment to restore their oral health and smiles.
Most people can undergo dental implant procedure; however, having healthy gums and good overall health is preliminary requirement to carry out the treatment. People with diabetes, heart diseases or chronic disorders need to be evaluated before undergoing the treatment. Therefore, it's recommended for you to disclose your medical background, to avoid any possible risk.
When you visit your dentist, you'll be asked to undergo a thorough evaluation of your oral health and diagnosis. This may include few x-rays, a blood test to determine sugar level and others that your dentist suggests. You will also be required to carry with you the test reports or medical treatment reports that you have undergone previously.
If you're found a good candidate for the treatment, you can then discuss the goals you want to achieve, with your dentist. It's important to educate yourself about the treatment process and what is involved in getting a dental implant. Once you're through and agree to undergo the treatment, your dentist develops an individualized treatment plan for you.
The next step is to get dental implant fixed in your mouth. It's a titanium post fixed in the remaining bone socket of your missing tooth. In next 6-12 weeks, as your jawbone heals, the titanium post is anchored strongly in the jaw, making a perfect base for the crown. A connector is then installed to hold the crown strongly to the implant.
The replacement tooth can be fixed or removable. It completely depends on your preference. Once the treatment is complete, you will have improved appearance, improved speech, improved health, enhanced oral health, and a complete smile.
The success rate of dental implants may vary. But in general, it's around 98%. With proper care, they last really long and sometimes even a lifetime. In addition, the selection of dental implants dentist Tampa plays a crucial role in the success of the treatment. To shop for a dentist:
1.Ask your close ones for recommendations
2.Browse ADA (American Dental Association) local or state directory
3.Consult your family doctor
It's ideal to drop in at a dentist's clinic to find information related to:
1.Their qualifications, experience and affiliations
3.Fees and financing options
A personal meeting with a dentist will help you understand if you will be comfortable with him or her during the treatment. It also gives an idea about he/she deals with patients.
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