Dental Implants are considered the best solution for restoring missing teeth by Mexico dentists for some reasons. Unlike dentures that are removable or bridges that need other teeth for support, implants offer a long term solution. They are directly placed on the jawbone, replacing the root of the tooth.
Some of the most common reasons for missing teeth are:
Unsuccessful root canal treatment
Getting your teeth restored with an implant involves two steps.
First, the artificial root is placed in the jawbone followed by the crown to take the place of the tooth. The root is usually made of titanium for its ability to fuse with the jawbone and resistance to decay that prevents bone loss. To stay healthy, bone requires stimulation to stay in shape. Tooth loss prevents this, also causing a loss of function. Artificial teeth ensure that the jawbone’s health is maintained.
There are two types of dental implants.
In the bone or endosteal: Here the screws or cylinders are surgically implanted in the jawbone to hold one or more crowns. This method is common and suitable for those using removable dentures.
On the bone or subperiosteal: This is placed on the jaw. The metal framework’s posts are visible outside the gum and hold the replacement tooth. This method is used for those who cannot wear traditional dentures or whose bone height is insufficient for an endosteal implant.
What does the procedure involve?
After a thorough assessment, your Mexico dentist, along with his team will make a plan involving crown fabrication, bridgework, or dentures. Depending on the specific need and the type of implant, one of the following might apply:
If it is only one tooth, just one implant and crown are involved
If more than one tooth must be replaced, bridges supported by the implants may be used
If all the teeth must be replaced, you may need full dentures.
If there is insufficient bone in the upper or lower jaw, this must first be corrected before a further dental procedure.
The new tooth looks exactly like the lost one. Taking care of it is easy through good oral hygiene that includes brushing and flossing to prevent the buildup of bacteria.
Is this the right treatment for you?
To be a suitable candidate for a dental implant by the Mexico dentists, the patient must be healthy, have healthy gum tissue, and sufficient bone in the jaw to support the artificial root. Even with medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic issues, tooth restoration can be successfully carried out.
For those wearing dentures, implants are a convenient solution as they are more comfortable and involve less maintenance.
Artificial teeth are usually not recommended for children unless it is part of their orthodontic treatment plan.
The biggest advantage of dental implants is the better quality of life without the social embarrassment that removable dentures can cause. Moreover, unlike dentures that may or may not fit properly, implants do not have that problem, allowing the wearer to be more articulate while speaking since it is more or less like a permanent tooth.