The Nat­u­ral So­lu­tion

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There is a cer­tain feel­ing each of us has when we look into the mir­ror and feel re­ally con­fi­dent about our ap­pear­ance. It "sets the mood" for our day or so­cial func­tion. Sim­ply stated, our per­sonal con­fi­dence can dra­mat­i­cally af­fect our lives. Un­for­tu­nately, miss­ing teeth, med­i­cally known as eden­tulism, keeps many peo­ple from "feel­ing their best". Eden­tulism not only af­fects your self­con­fi­dence, but also has a dra­matic im­pact on the qual­ity of your life. · Eden­tulism may limit your choice of foods and there­fore your nu­tri­tion and gen­eral health. · Can make you feel iso­lated ei­ther so­cially or on the job. · Can ef­fect re­la­tion­ships with loved ones. · Also leads to bone loss mak­ing the "fit­ting? of tra­di­tional den­tures dif­fi­cult or im­pos­si­ble · If not treated, par­tial eden­tulism, that is miss­ing some of your teeth, can place stress on the re­main­ing teeth re­quir­ing them to "do more work". This can lead to fur­ther tooth loss. For years the best so­lu­tions for miss­ing teeth were bridges, re­mov­able par­tial or full den­tures. For cen­turies man has en­deav­ored to find a more nat­u­ral re­place­ment for miss­ing teeth. Mod­ern, space age ma­te­ri­als have al­lowed that quest to be­come a re­al­ity. To­day's den­tal im­plant is pos­si­ble be­cause of these ma­te­ri­als com­bined with years of re­search and clin­i­cal tri­als. The den­tal im­plant is truly the most nat­u­ral so­lu­tion for miss­ing teeth. But what ex­actly is a den­tal im­plant? Im­plants are ar­ti­fi­cial tooth root that is made ti­ta­nium, which is placed into your jaw­bone to hold a re­place­ment tooth, or bridge clos­est is shape and size to the nat­u­ral tooth root. Af­ter ap­pli­ca­tion of anes­the­sia, your den­tist will ex­pose the area of the jaw­bone to be im­planted and pre­pare the bone to ac­cept the im­plant. The num­ber of in­ci­sions and bone prepa­ra­tions de­pends upon the num­ber of im­plants (and teeth) be­ing placed. The im­plant is care­fully set into place and the gums are closed with sev­eral stitches. The heal­ing pe­riod usu­ally varies from as few as 3 to 6 months or more. The bone grows in and around the im­plant cre­at­ing a strong struc­tural sup­port. When heal­ing is com­plete, your im­plant is un­cov­ered and an ex­ten­sion is at­tached onto which your new tooth or teeth are at­tached. Im­plants re­store proper chew­ing func­tion and so you can en­joy food. Ad­vanced Den­tal & Med­i­cal Care

Dr. Vinod Chan­del MDS Prosthodon­tics, AIIMS(New Delhi) SCO-156(FF) SEC-37-C CHD.

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