Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Bone Grafting & Dental Implant Procedures

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Are you depressed because a few of your front teeth fell out due to having weak jawbones? There is nothing to worry about, because your teeth can be replaced with dental implants, but first you will have to get the weak jawbones replaced. Find out below how weak jawbones can be replaced through bone grafting, as well as what happens when dental implants are installed.

How Can Bone Grafting Be Used for Weak Jawbones?

Bone grafting is ideal for replacing weak jawbones because it gives you something sturdy enough for installing dental implants. There are a few ways that the bone grafting procedure can be done. A dentist can use bone from your own body and put it where weak bones are removed, which is commonly taken from the hips. The replacement bone can also be artificial or come from a cadaver if you are not interested in the use of your own bone.

After administering anesthesia for pain, the dentist may also administer an antibiotic before he or she begins. If your own bone is being used, you may have to get it removed at a hospital. Bone grafting is likely to take place in a dental clinic if an artificial bone or cadaver is used.

The dentist will make incisions in the areas of your gums that need bone grafting done. He or she will remove the weak areas in your jawbones and replace them. You will then be stitched up and sent home with a prescription for antibiotics and pain medicine. You can get dental implants after you heal, but the time for healing can vary depending on the number of bone grafts that you get.

What Can Be Expected When Dental Implants are Installed?

The dental implant procedure will also begin with the dentist administering antibiotics and anesthesia. The dentist will then drill a hole in the areas of your jawbone where you want missing teeth replaced. The holes are specially designed to allow metal posts to be screwed inside of them to secure dental implants. Abutments will then be placed on the implants, which as simply extension pieces that your artificial tooth replacements will be connected to.

When all of the artificial teeth are in place, you will be sent home with antibiotics and pain medicine. You can then enjoy smiling without your front teeth missing. Speak to a professional dentist, like those at Mission Dental Center, to get an examination performed for bone grafting and dental implants as soon as possible!


22 July 2015