What are Dental Implants?
What if you lost a tooth today? Sounds crazy right? Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements, which are very beneficial for those who experience tooth loss from aging, having high blood pressure, having rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, gum disease, poor dental care, and more. Implants replace the root of the tooth and look very natural for the patients that decide to get them. Implants that are cared for can last up to 25 years but for those that are not, the life span of the replacement can be shorter. Proper care includes brushing twice a day and visiting your dentist every 6 months.
Benefits of Implants
One of the benefits of having implants is that it feels like a real tooth, it gives an 80-90% firm bite which is the closest thing that you can get to your regular teeth. Another benefit can be that it improves your appearance, no one wants to walk around with missing teeth, it is very unattractive and can break down the self-confidence of the individual with the missing tooth. They will not want to smile and therefore doing the dental implant can improve their confidence and have them feeling better in no time. Implants are much more secure than dentures, imagine going to an event and having your denture fall out? That equals to one word, embarrassing, that will not happen to you with dental implants.
Types of Implants
There are 3 main types of Implants, there is endosteal, subperiosteal, and mini dental implants. All these implants do serve different purposes as well as they are made up of different materials. The endosteal is very common in the implant industry and is often used when patients only need to replace one tooth. This is made of titanium, and they are small screws laced in the jawbone. The subperiosteal is for individuals that do not have a healthy enough jawbone but still want to get an implant. This type of implant is placed on, above the jawbone, or under the gum. These are made from metal and are attached after the gums heal from the first stage of the implant procedure. Mini-dental implants are much smaller and are made up of titanium with a rubber ring at the end, these require a much shorter healing time.
Dental Implant Course for Dentists
Smiles First Academy offers a course for dentists that want to learn the fundaments of implant dentistry, diagnosis and treatment planning, implant surgery, implant prosthodontics, long-term maintenance as well as prevention and management of implant complications. This course is for dental professionals in Canada and comes with 72 CE Credits. Smiles First Academy is a provider of CE credits, we are a PACE-approved institution that offers courses online, in person, and via live-online classes for Dentists, dental hygienists, and more. This course consists of both a didactic and hands-on portion which allows participants to further refine their skills, being competent in comprehensive treatment planning. If you are interested in this course, please visit The Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry – Smiles First Academy