A dental Implant replaces a missing tooth allowing you to eat, smile, talk and regain your confidence.
It comprises of three parts- the screw (part that is placed inside the bone of the jaw), connector or abutment (part that connects the implant to the crown) and the crown (the part seen in the mouth that looks like a tooth).
At Choice Dental in Victoria Island, Lagos, dental implant may be a perfect option if you have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal (bone and gum) disease, an injury, decay or some other reasons.
How long does a dental Implant last?
Dental implants are designed to last a long time -upwards of 25 years,
They are the closest you can get to healthy natural teeth and are long-term, permanent teeth replacement solution. Implant alternatives typically last between 1 to 7 years before needing to be replaced. At Choice Dental Lagos, we offer different affordable treatment options for missing tooth/ teeth replacement that are affordable.
Is the procedure painful?
Local anaesthesia may be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve much less discomfort than a tooth extraction. After the procedure, patients at Choice Dental Lagos have reported mild soreness or no discomfort. The soreness may require over-the-counter pain medications.
Can you have a full mouth of dental implants?
Is Dental Implant as strong as natural tooth?
An implant consists of a titanium screw. Titanium screw is one of the strongest metals on the planet, and implants are “fracture resistant” and therefore could be considered stronger than a natural tooth!
Natural tooth is susceptible to decay but an Implant, on the other hand, is not susceptible to damage from bacteria and decay.
Dental implant also helps keep the entire mouth aligned by maintaining bone health (teeth are held by the bone). When a tooth is lost, the bone becomes redundant and begins to deteriorate from disuse. However, the dental implant and its artificial crown help to stabilize the other teeth by preventing shifting and helps to keep the entire set of teeth aligned by maintaining bone health. A stable mouth is a stronger, beautiful and healthier month.
If you’re considering getting dental implant, the doctors at Choice Dental Lagos are happy to discuss the preferred and best option for your missing teeth.
Remember there are various Implants types out there and your dentist should be using a reputable Implant system for you
Our gentle and competent doctors and specialists are always available to answer your questions or concerns. Call us at 0700 DENTIST(0700 336 8478).