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A dental implant sometimes referred to as an Endosseous implant or fixture, is a surgical component used in dental implant surgery to replace damaged or missing teeth. It is an alternative to dentures or bridgework. Since a dental implant becomes a part of you, it will not slip and eliminates the discomfort that removable dentures can give you. Dental implant surgery is a procedure to replace tooth roots with screw-like posts and an artificial tooth that looks and functions like a real tooth. Dental implant surgery is a safe and effective solution to problems caused by missing teeth. However, the procedure can only be performed to people with healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. Also, those who have chronic disorders such as heart disease cannot undergo this procedure.
The procedure can be carried out under local anesthesia and it is performed in several stages, so you may need several visits to the dentist to complete the surgery. The first stage is an initial consultation where a dentist will develop an individualized treatment plan. Next is the tooth root implant, a small post made of titanium is placed into the bone socket of your missing tooth. Once the implant is secured, you can move on to the next step, which is placing the abutment. An abutment is a small connector post attached to the post to securely hold your new tooth. Then, while your tissue continues to heal, you will have a temporary crown. The final stage is cementing your permanent crown.
You can go home after each stage of the procedure. You need to plan to stay in the South Cotabato for at least two weeks. There is no specific recovery period after dental implant surgery. It may take several weeks to get used to the feel and shape of the implant in your mouth, and you may have to eat soft foods. The success rate for this procedure is 95%.