When most people think about dental implants, they only think about the negative reasons why one might need dental implants. Maybe you lost a tooth for some reason or another. Maybe your teeth are old and rotting and you are in need of dentures of some kind. There are any number of reasons why someone might be interested in getting dental implants, and the fact of the matter is clear: dental implants are positive in terms of giving your mouth new life and new vitality that it had been missing. Of all the oral surgeries, it is clear that dental implants are one such surgery that everyone can agree upon as a positive thing.
So, what are dental implants, how do they work, and what makes them so grand? Dental implants are fixtures that are attached to the bone in your jaw in order to support a dental prosthetic of some kind, be it a bridge or a crown or a denture of some kind. The possibilities are really endless once you have a dental implant in place. The amazing process through which a dental implant becomes integrated into your mouth is known as osseointegration. Osseointegration involves the bonding of the implant- usually titanium- to the bone in the jaw. The jaw literally takes the implant in as part of the mouth, attaching to it and making it a permanent oral fixture as if it had been there all along. The ability of the body to do such a thing as this is truly amazing. It leaves you pondering what other great mysteries the body will be capable of if it is able to bond so effectively and permanently to something that is not originally of the body.
With this in mind, you can see how you will need a great oral surgeon like Dr. Noori at Peak Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to help make the process go smoothly. With the right dental implant surgery and the proper placement of the implant, you could easily be able to correct a smile full of missing teeth or a replace an entire row of teeth altogether. The things to be aware of when considering an oral surgery such as this one is that your mouth must be in good health in order to make you a candidate for the surgery. You must be free of oral diseases and must be in good enough overall health for a surgery such as this to be an option for you. After all, no one’s body should tolerate surgery without being prepared for it. Talk to your trusted oral surgeon before considering this kind of procedure to handle your dental woes, but know that dental implants can be a powerful way to correct dental problems. If you have been born without teeth, a dental implant can replace the missing teeth and give you the correct bite that you need to have. If you have missing teeth because of an accident, you can easily get those teeth put back in the right place. The possibilities are endless!