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Dental Implant

What is Dental Implant

Missing permanent teeth can be embarrassing, but it no longer has to deter you from showing off your smile while walking the streets of Chiang Mai City. Dental implants are small posts placed beneath the gum to work as the roots of missing teeth. A crown, or artificial tooth, is then fitted to match your teeth and mouth and improve your smile. An implant can replace one tooth or multiple teeth for a full, healthy smile that looks and feels natural. 


What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants can support replacement teeth in much the same way as tooth roots support natural teeth.  Dental implants provide an alternative to a denture that wobbles clicks or causes pain.  Dental implants can also prevent embarrassment about spaces from missing teeth.  You can enjoy your favorite foods again.   And you can smile and speak with confidence!

When reputable dental implants systems are placed by trained dental specialists, they can have a success rate of over 95 percent.  In fact, with effective oral care at home and regular visits, dental implants have lasted as long as 20 years and may last a lifetime.


What is the treatment like?

The treatment will vary depending upon the type of implant and the health of the patient. The first step is placing the implants into the jawbone.  After this surgical treatment, the bone in the jaw attaches to the implants, holding them firmly in place.  The attachment of bone to the implant can take three to six months.  Second, small metal posts or cylinders are attached to the implant, projecting them through the gums.  After this second procedure, the gums take a couple of weeks to heal.  Third, replacement teeth are fabricated and securely attached to the small metal posts or cylinders.  Several fittings of the new teeth may be needed.  After treatment is completed, brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly are essential to the success of the dental implant.