It is not unusual for the team here at Absolute Smiles to spend much of our time answering questions and addressing our patients’ concerns. We are sure this is no different from any other clinical facility where medical and surgical procedures occur. Dentist Bassendean welcomes the opportunity to answer those questions and, in particular, if one of those answers renders any concern or worry a patient may have as resolved.
It is no secret that the more a person knows about a medical condition or treatment, the more at ease they are. Not knowing everything about something often causes worry rather than the medical procedure. With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to provide some of the core information relating to dental implants, and if it means just one person reading this has one of their concerns about dental implants put aside, then it will have been worth it.
Key Fact #1: Dental Implants – What They Are And What Are They For?
As you might expect, the first fact explains precisely what they are and why anyone would want them. Its primary purpose is replacing missing teeth after someone has lost or had one extracted. Their main construction consists of the base, usually made from a hard metal such as titanium, fused into the jawbone.
The rest of the implant will depend on whether the patient needs to replace one tooth, two teeth, or multiple teeth. In principle, these will all consist of an attachment device, usually a screw connecting to the implants previously fitted to the jawbone. The final part is the ‘tooth’, generally made from a shaped ceramic or acrylic material and coloured to match the other teeth.