Ever wonder how dentists address missing teeth? Dental implants are medical devices, much like artificial roots, that are surgically implanted into the mouth to restore the appearance of the jawline as well as, in many cases, the ability to chew and speak properly.
At Dr. Mohammad Waizani’s clinic in Beirut, they perform expert dental implant procedures to help their patients regain their confidence, feel more comfortable in their day to day life, and enjoy all the foods they love.
Dental implants serve as a replacement for teeth that are missing due to injury, disease, complications such as rapid bone loss, negative chewing habits, grinding teeth, and much more. These small, but powerful devices offer significant improvements to the patient’s quality of life and their oral health. According to Dr. Waizani, dental implants help maintain the structure of the jaw bone, support facial features, and support the stability of the surrounding teeth, keeping the patient from incurring any additional bone loss.
Dental implants consist of three parts: the implant body, the abutment, and the crown. The implant body is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the missing root of the tooth while the abutment is screwed on top of the body, and extends through the gums into the mouth to support the crown placed on top.
Here are a few things to consider before getting dental implants straight from the professionals at Dr. Waizani’s clinic:
- Implants do have a recuperation period, the length of which depends on the patient’s overall health and wellness.
- The health of the patient’s teeth and gums will play a role in their ability to get dental implants. This includes daily oral hygiene and personal habits. Practicing excellent oral hygiene will make the procedure easier to perform and more effective in the long run.
- Smoking should be avoided after the insertion of a dental implant. Not only does it slow down the healing progress, but it also reduces the long-term success of the implant.
- With implants, you can get a permanent dental crown. Despite them being ‘fake’ teeth, they still require proper hygiene maintenance as the risk of gum disease is not eliminated.
Think dental implants are a solution for your dental needs? Book your consultation today with Dr. Waizani and give your teeth the support and care they need!