Dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement to make a true investment in your smile. When compared to other options to replace missing teeth, none come close to the benefits offered with dental implants. Due to various advancements in the materials used and the methods to complete the procedure, dental implants offer over a 95% success rate. As a result, more than 500,000 dental implants are placed each year. If you are ready to restore your smile, we offer dental implants in Accra to treat your tooth loss.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant replaces both the root and crown of the tooth through a surgical procedure. After determining your gums are healthy, you have adequate bone density, and you have minimal risk factors for implant failure, a customized treatment plan is created.
During the first phase of treatment, a biocompatible titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the tooth root. This not only offers a secure foundation for the prosthetic teeth, but also stops bone loss by stimulating the bone. Over the course of the next several months, your bone will naturally fuse to the implant post.
After the jawbone has healed, a second minor surgery is performed to attach an abutment to the dental implant. The abutment allows the gum tissue to heal correctly for a natural appearance while anchoring the dental crown in place. About two weeks after the abutment is placed, a custom-made dental restoration is placed to fill the space of the missing tooth.
Dental implants can be used to treat all cases of tooth loss—no matter if you are missing one tooth or all your teeth.
How Do I Care for Dental Implants?
With the right care, your dental implants will last a lifetime. Although the restorations are not subject to decay, they will still require care. You will brush and floss your remaining natural teeth and the dental crown using a nonabrasive toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. You will need to pay extra attention to cleaning around the implant posts to prevent infection.
Since infection is the leading cause of dental implant failure, you will need to ensure bacteria levels are kept to a minimum. To help prevent infection around the implant post, you can use water flossers and other dental tools recommended by the dentist to clean the area.
In addition to your home care, you will also need to visit your dentist regularly for preventive appointments and to check the dental implants. Although the implant posts should never need replaced, the dental crowns are subject to daily wear and tear. As a result, you may need to have them replaced from time-to-time.
How Can I Get Dental Implants?
If you are ready to restore your smile with dental implants in Ghana, you need to schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate. Our team at Bethel Dental will perform the comprehensive examination needed to see if dental implants are right for you. Contact our office to schedule your appointment.