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Dr. Patel Provides Patients with Dental Implants that Promote Active Lifestyles

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dr. Patel Provides Patients with Dental Implants that Promote Active Lifestyles

Dr. Patel is an expert dentist that uses dental implants to replace missing teeth. This cosmetic dentistry solution is ideal for patients with active lifestyles that don’t want to slow down or train themselves to eat or speak differently, as they would with dentures.

Dentures are an excellent option for many people. They replace teeth quickly and efficiently, allowing people to not miss a beat but to maintain their appearance and ability to eat and speak. They can be especially helpful for seniors that no longer wish to worry about maintaining healthy natural teeth. The biggest challenge with dentures is that they don’t feel natural. They are a foreign object that can become loose and pop out when eating or speaking. This means that people need to train themselves on how to do both comfortably. For those that are busy, on the go, and plan to stay that way – dentures may not fit that lifestyle.

Fortunately, there is a better option. Dr. Patel provides patients with dental implants as a way to restore their tooth or teeth in a permanent way. Instead of dealing with a temporary solution that can fall out or become loose, an implant will stay in place regardless of the type of food that is being eaten, sports being played, or song being sung. Once in place, they will behave exactly like a natural tooth so there are no restrictions to what a person can do.

This procedure is much more than simply placing a new tooth inside of the mouth. It involves creating a new root system for the tooth to attach to. This is what gives it complete durability and strength. Once the procedure is complete it will remain in place and as strong as a natural tooth would be.

In order to start the procedure, Dr. Patel implants a metal post underneath the gums and secures it to the jawbone. Over time the two elements will fuse together which gives the new tooth its strength. This is perhaps the longest aspect of the procedure since once the piece is implanted the body will need time to heal. The healing process is determined in part by the overall health of the patient and how many posts are being implanted. This is why it is important for the dentist to know about any current health conditions a patient is struggling with. For example, diabetics have a difficult time recovery from procedures and infections when their blood sugar is uncontrolled. Informing the dentist of any other health concerns will ensure that the procedure is scheduled at the appropriate time when the patient has the best chance of a speedy recovery.

Once the gums have healed the new tooth will be secured to the metal post at the surface of the gums. The tooth will be created ahead of time in a dental lab so that the color, size, and shape is a perfect match. After the tooth is in place, taking care of it is easy. Brushing and flossing like normal along with regular trips to the dentist will keep teeth, including the implant, in good condition. Patients that want to enjoy life without worrying about their teeth enjoy the freedom that dental implantsprovide.

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