Have a Quality Dental Implant Performed in Malaysia
Get a Quality Dental Implant in Malaysia
Dental implants are becoming a popular alternative to dentures in Malaysia. Unlike dentures, they are a permanent solution and can provide the smile you always wanted to show to the world.
The growth in popularity of dental implants is partially due to more dentists offering them as a solution, but advances in the implants also mean that prices are getting lower.
What Does a Dental Implant Entail?
Getting a dental implant is a lengthy process because it includes periods of healing. However, you can wear a denture throughout the process, so you can live your normal life and eat normal foods.
After each of the procedures, you may have a few days of minor soreness, as you would after any surgical procedure. Eat soft foods while the initial healing takes place. Pain relievers such as ibuprofen should help ease the soreness and allow you to eat and brush your teeth gently but normally.
You also may need to have a bone graft as the first step to provide enough bone for an implant. Your dentist will advise whether you need to take this additional step before the dental implant.
Fixture or Post
The first step for people who don’t require a bone graft is to implant the fixture or post. This is a small titanium screw that’s implanted firmly into the jawbone. Most fixture implants take no more than an hour.
After the fixture is implanted, the area will need to fully heal before your dentist can attach the abutment and the crown. The normal healing period for the first step in the process is between 3 to 6 months.
The abutment is generally attached at the same time as the dental prosthetic or crown. An abutment is a small piece of titanium that connects the implanted fixture with the dental prosthetic.
It has threads that screw into the top of the fixture and provides an attachment for the crown on the other end.
To attach the abutment to the fixture, your dentist may have to make an incision in your gum that exposes the top of the fixture. If this is the case, the same healing time as the first step will be required.
Dental Prosthetic or Crown
At some point in the tooth implant process, your dentist will need to take a cast of your surrounding teeth. They’ll use this cast to create the dental prosthetic or crown that closely matches your other teeth. The dentist will also compare the opacity of your teeth with samples of the material they’ll use to construct your crown to match the opacity and provide you with a closely matching crown.
After the abutment is attached to the fixture, the crown is attached to the abutment, and the procedure is complete. You can now throw away your denture. You have a new dental implant that takes its place.
If you’re looking for an alternative to your dentures, contact Sim & Hooi Dental Clinic to learn more about the natural freedom that a dental implant provides.