Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial anchors, often in the form of a titanium screw, placed into the jawbone of a patient. A dental implant is used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture in order to replace missing teeth.

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The most important factor would be the material of your implants. MRI utilizes magnetic fields and with that, it reacts with magnetic materials such as iron and cobalt.These days, almost all implants are made from medical-grade titanium. Titanium ... Read Full Answer
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If your dental implants have successfully osseointegrated (fused with the bone) and you have been receiving regular maintenance after completion of the prosthetic part of the implant treatment (placement of the implant-supported crowns or bridge),... Read Full Answer
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After a dental implant procedure is completed, it is imperative that you go back to your dentist for follow up visits. Regular active maintenance visits are so important to keep the state of your oral health in tip-top condition and to prevent pa... Read Full Answer
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It depends on several factors: Is the tooth in the front or at the back? Front teeth require more aesthetic crowns to allow the crown to blend in with the natural teeth or a crown may be used to cover a discoloured tooth. Is there a heavy b... Read Full Answer
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Dental implants can also be affected by gum disease (peri-implant mucositis or peri-implantitis), similar to how natural teeth can develop gingivitis (reversible inflammation of the gums) or periodontitis (inflammatio... Read Full Answer
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Lasers can be used to improve disinfection of the root canal space. The internal anatomy of the root canal system is very complex and web-like. This means that conventional rinsing with strong disinfectants (the best is bleach) are unable to fully... Read Full Answer