A Complete Guide About Dental Implant - Virginia Surgical Arts

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A Complete Guide About Dental Implant - Virginia Surgical Arts Photo by Arran Carper

Let’s take up an imaginary situation:  While on a hiking trip, you stumble upon a rock and trip from the mountain; you are badly bruised, have broken jaw line and even lost some of your teeth.

More than the physical injuries, the mental agony of a deformed face becomes unbearable. The bruises, with time, heal; even the jaw-line can be mended with the corrective surgeries. But, the problem that nags people is about missing teeth.
This problem of missing, chipped or broken teeth now has a solution – Dental Implants at Virginia Beach!

Nowadays, dental implants are becoming quite popular, as it is seen as one of the most permanent and stable solution for tooth loss. They look and give a feeling that of natural teeth.

It is a method where an artificial tooth is anchored surgically into the gums to provide a grip to the replacement tooth or bridge at the right place. One of the major benefits of this implant is that they do not really rely on the neighboring tooth to get support and in a way are stable.

Usually, the material used to make this implant is metallic and bone-like ceramic stuff that can be easily adapted by the body tissue.  Therefore, it will not hurt you or make you feel any different; it will be as if you are having your natural dental sets!

This question usually come up as to who can get the dental implants? – Well, anyone who has been suffering with tooth loss can get it. However, it is always advisable that a dentist is consulted beforehand to ensure that your bones and gums are healthy enough to hold on the implants. Moreover, people who are not able to wear dentures can also go for it.

However, if you are smoker or an alcoholic the chances of success of the implants come down drastically.

A typical question which constantly bothers people is which type of dental implants is safe or suitable for using. American Dental Association have listed down two types of implants as safe to us.

Endosteal implants: These are implanted directly within the jawbone through a surgery. While the gum tissue surrounding it gets healed, a second surgery is performed to join a post to the original one. Eventually, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is connected to this post; either individually, or is grouped with a bridge or denture.

Subperiosteal implants: This type consists of a metal frame which is fitted in the jawbone below the gum tissue. When gums heal, the frame gets fixed with the jawbone. The posts, which are fixed to the frame, grow through the gums; and as with the endosteal implants, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is then mounted on the posts.

In short, if an accident leaves you with broken, chipped or damaged teeth; you still have the hope to get back the ever-shining smile again.

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The author here focuses on providing information on Dental Implants Virginia Beach and also describes the commonly used two types.

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