When would you need an implant or denture?
Dentists always make suggestions to patients about what would suit them according to the condition of their mouth, jaws and teeth. The need for an implant or denture obviously arises when one or more of a person’s teeth falls or develops issues which would make its usage unbearable. Patients can experience problems while eating, discomfort and pain. Most commonly, a patient develops a need for an implant when a tooth falls out, in children this is common as their teeth are replaced at a certain age but for adults this issue is more serious.
A denture is a temporary solution, given to clients to provide an aesthetic solution, patients can’t bite down into food while it is on as it is fragile, some patients also feel uncomfortable using dentures as they have a hard time getting used to them, an unfamiliar foreign object in one’s mouth can make it hard to operate normally, certain clients also develop difficulties in their everyday speech. All things considered, a denture is essentially used for aesthetic purposes.
An implant is a more permanent solution, it makes it so that the patient has a replacement which both provides aesthetics as well as functionality. With an implant, patients can eat as they normally would, however dentists always recommend a certain level of care, trying to bite down on bones or other hard foods with your implant can result in many problems. The implant rarely feels out of place, this is because the implant takes several months to place. Initially, a screw is placed on the area where the implant is to be placed with a cap placed on top of it, it takes a few months, varying from patient to patient, for the tooth to be synergized with the bone after which it molds into an extension of the bone. When the screw successfully synergizes with the bone, your dentist will place an implant on top of the screw after which the patient will have to be careful about its usage for a few days.
Types of implants
The most common form of implant is made of different types of metals. These implants have their own pros and cons, the pros being that they are cheaper and are made quickly, the cons are that these are often low quality and have more chances to break. Furthermore, a patient can’t undergo noninvasive techniques like an MRI or CT scan with metal implants as these treatments and certain others involve magnetic waves which would ultimately attract the metal in the implant.
The other form is a ceramic implant made from materials which aren’t metal, this type of implant is often much better in quality as compared to the rest, its durability, functionality and aesthetic appearance all are a step above the other implants. Patients will not have issues while getting MRI’s etc. done either, as such most dentists recommend patients to get these implants if needed. The drawback to this type of implant is that it is more expensive as compared to the alternatives.