What Factors to Consider Before Getting Dental Implants Done

Want to get the dental implant done? Well, not so difficult but not so easy as well.

A dental implant is an important and quite complex procedure for an individual suffering from a dental problem. So, for implantation, there are a few things which one must know about very clearly.

Here, we are going to share all the necessary details which you must know about if you are going for a dental implant.

Here we go!

What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implant simply means the replacement of a missing tooth by an artificial one.

It is very difficult to deal with the void created by the missing tooth. In such cases, it is very difficult to chew, eat and brush. So, replacement of the missing tooth by an artificial one is very important. The artificial tooth is made up of titanium and bone-like ceramic materials. These components are very compatible with your jaw. Lower cost of dental implants make it a very popular option to replace damaged or missing teeth.

Dental Implants

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, there are two types of implants:

1. Endosteal implant
2. Subperiosteal implant

1. Endosteal Implant:

An endosteal implant is placed into the bone and it is the most common one. It is such a type of implant that is inserted into the tissue.

2. Subperiosteal Implant:

Subperiosteal implant is positioned on the bone for the patients who have the insufficient bone height or can’t wear traditional dentures.

Dental implantation is painless as you are given a mild dose of anaesthesia while placing the tooth. However, you may experience some swelling or pain afterwards.

Before placing the artificial tooth or the crown on the top of the implant, your dentist will wait two to six months. During this time osseointegration occurs, i.e., your bone and the implant fixture grow together.

Are You a Good Candidate for an Implant?

A person with healthy gums have sufficient bone to support an implant, it means you are in good general health. According to AAP, you are an ideal candidate for a dental implant.

A very important thing which should be kept in mind is that chronic illness like diabetes and leukaemia can be problematic for the healing process of the implant. According to the study of ADA, smoking can be very dangerous in such cases.


As we all know that every surgery comes with some of the other risks. So, just like all other surgeries, the dental implant also has some sort of risks.

The following risks can occur while dental implantation:

  • Infection at the implant site.
  • Nearby teeth or blood vessels may get damaged.
  • Nerve damage, which is very painful, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, teeth or chin.
  • Dental implant may also cause sinus problems.

Selecting Your New Artificial Teeth:

Once abutment is placed, it is very necessary for your gums to heal for one or two weeks before attaching an artificial tooth.

You and your dentist choose artificial teeth according to your requirement. Artificial teeth are either removable, fixed or a combination of both.

Removable: Removable teeth is similar to a conventional removable denture. It consists of an artificial white tooth surrounded by pink plastic gum. It is mounted on a metal frame that is attached to the implant abutment and it snaps securely into the place. You can easily remove it for daily cleaning.

Fixed: In this type of implantation, an artificial tooth is permanently cemented onto an individual implant abutment. As it is fixed, you cannot remove it for cleaning or while sleeping. This type of implantation is much compatible as well as convenient as the artificially replaced tooth is exactly similar to the original one.

Advantages of Implant:

  • Implants don’t slip or shift as they are as hard as the original teeth. It gives you the same stability and security as your natural teeth.
  • There is no any extra effort required for the implants as they are cleaned in the same way as your natural teeth are cleaned.
  • Implants are independent, i.e., they do not rely on the neighbouring tooth for support.
  • It prevents the shifting of the nearby teeth.

Final Words:

The objective behind this article was to create an interface between you and dental implant.

A dental implant is a very common issue in today’s time. So, before going for an implant it is very important for you to know about basic details and necessities of the implant.

We tried our best to give you all the important details about dental implant. If you still have any doubts or queries, feel free to contact and ask us. If you know anything else about the dental implant, definitely share with us. It will be very good to have a two-way conversation.

Hope the content must have helped you and now you go for dental implant without any fear.…

Cycling Books For Summer and Fall Reading

As the summer begins to dwindle we find ourselves spending the hot afternoons on weekends waiting out the heat so we can ride some more. While waiting for the day to cool down we often pass the time by reading a book. Here are a few recommendations for spin bike oriented books we have been reading this summer. Most of these books are available at local book retailers or on the respective author’s website.

Joyride- If you know that Portland, Oregon is the most bike-friendly city in America, you may or may not know it didn’t happen overnight. Mia Burk, the former Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator for Portland writes about building Portland into what we know it as today. The book chronicles her struggles and victories educating citizens on the benefits of cycling while convincing city officials bike lanes are worth it.

Metal Cowboy- Written by Joe Kermaski, Metal Cowboy is a compilation of stories from his numerous bike tours around America. The book includes reflections from his childhood and stories about the people he meets along the way.

Just Ride- If you are familiar with Rivendell bikes you might know the mastermind behind their beautiful lugged frames and practitioner of practical cycling, Grant Peterson. Frame designer, wool enthusiast, bike industry veteran and author, Peterson offers his philosophies to cyclists who want to enjoy riding their bikes while using them as a tool for daily transportation and a source of joy. You can pick up a new wool sweater and a copy of his book on the Rivendell website.

Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike- Eddy Merckx is one of the most prolific cyclists in history, but the man from Belgium didn’t start out that way. William Fotheringham writes an honest and openly about The Cannibal in this memoir that will have racers and commuters falling in love with the man from Belgium.

A Dog In A Hat- Not all bike racing is the same, and not all cyclists are willing to write about their experiences racing during a time when doping was rampant, bikes were heavy, and cheating was par for the course. Joe Parkin opens up about his time as a kermesse racer in Belgium and how it forever changed his life.

True Fans- Dan Austin didn’t set out to write a book about bike touring when a wrote True Fans. He set out to write about being on the road and the magic that exists when you pick your bike and ride coast to coast in search of stories to tell about America. If you are itching to bike tour, True Fans will get your itchy feet in your cycling shoes and make you take to the open road.

Zin And The Art of Road Bike Maintenance- Learning how to fix your bike yourself can be rewarding and fun. Using youtube video’s may be convenient, but they don’t always offer correct information. Author, Lennard Zinn is a renowned frame builder and journalist who has put his years in the cycling industry to good use by writing a complete guide to fixing your bike yourself. Thought you may think your Park Tools Blue Book has all the information you need, Zinn lays out what you need to know in a conversational tone that is insightful and educational (read the chapter on getting a seat post unstuck).

The Feed Zone- A cookbook is a cookbook, is a cookbook –Unless you find yourself burning an exorbitant amount of calories while riding a bike. If you are a cyclist who is training for racing or just a commuter that is looking into a more health-conscious diet, check out Dr.Lim’s Feed Zone cookbook. As the nutritionist for multiple pro teams, Lim teams up with Chef Bijou Thomas to create food that is healthy, tasty, and incredibly easy to make.…