Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Dental implant restorations are one of the latest technological advancements in the world of dental sciences. They help a person get back his or her smile in a manner as close to original as is possible. Also, the method of eating and smiling of a person is almost as if it was like before getting the implant treatment done. Dental implants can last the entire life of a person if they are cared for properly.
Dentures, on the other hand, can last for up to five to seven years only. They become loose and ill-fitting with time. They need to be replaced after that. Also, dentures alter the facial structure of a person. The way of smiling, talking and eating of patient changes when dentures are used. This is not so (as mentioned above) the case with dental implants. Also, dental implants are permanent. Temporary dentures, on the other hand, need to be removed each night and placed in a jar of cleansing liquid into which a cleansing tablet has been added. They can also be brushed with this liquid. However, they can also be cleaned with a toothpaste meant for this purpose.
A dental implant constitutes a titanium screw which is drilled into the jaw bone. The jaw bone grows around the titanium screw naturally. The bolt becomes firm inside the jaw bone in a matter of three to four months. A dental crown or cap is placed atop the pin to function as the dental implant which the world sees. Dentures, on the flip side, are not as firm. They can even slip out of the mouth of the person is he or she laughs too loudly. With dental implants, one should take a lot of care of personal hygiene habits. One should brush them twice each day and for at least two minutes each time. One should also floss them regularly at least once in a day. Dentures too need looking after. One should be sure not to let any plaque form on them. Also, one should show them to the dentist on a regular basis to see if any adjustments or professional cleaning is needed.
How are implants different from root canal procedure?
Sometimes the tooth is not in such a bad state that it cannot be restored. It is not as badly damaged, stained or broken that it needs replacement. In such cases, endodontic treatment or root canal therapy can be performed. A lot of us are under the false impression that root canal therapy is a painful procedure. In actuality, the only pain and discomfort involved in the process are that of getting the numbing injections. Other than this, there is no pain involved. The outermost layer of the tooth is enamel. The one inner to this is dentine. Inner to this as well is the pulp cavity which comprises cellular matter, blood vessels and nerves. During endodontic treatment, this hole is cleared of all its mass. It is then cleaned up thoroughly well and disinfected. A substance called the gutta percha is filled with it. This is then sealed away and a dental cap or crown placed on top to function as the tooth.
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