The science of dentistry is continuously evolving .The dentists in earlier years
did a lot of effort to save a persons bad tooth, but things are different today. The traditional procedure involved multiple sitting sessions with the dentist, which was painful as root canal was the only choice. In todays perspective they are practically a waste of both time and effort.
Dental associations are propagating the idea of dental implants very strongly. The idea is to completely extract the dying tooth and implant a fresh tooth in its place. It is as simple as that. The fraternity of dentists world over is holding the same opinion.
So what are Dental Implants after all
The Dental Implants are artificial teeth which an expert implants, to easily replace those that have gone bad. The teeth are so well made that one rarely misses the natural ones. The replaced tooth is not only functional but also matches the natural ones very well. Patients visiting their dentist approach them expecting that their old teeth will be restored back, even if it involves time and money. In the long run, the root canal method has failed to deliver the desired results. Sometimes cleaning only the surface is not enough and oral surgery may be the only way out.
Perceptions and fears
Dental implant is something which is very new and it will take some more time before it gets popular with the masses. The process of implanting is much better when long term results are compared. Patients however fear losing their natural teeth. According to the latest surveys by AAID the success rate of root canals as compared to the implant procedures is very low ( merely 5% ). Surgical treatments done to restore back the falling teeth also dont show very encouraging results.
Patients going in for periodontal treatments to get a brand new cosmetic look for their smiles, should first consult with their dentists as to what the end results could finally look like. They may land up being disappointed.
The future of Dentistry
The science of dentistry is on the verge of a new revolution with implants and cosmetic techniques. As for the patients, long troubled with tooth decay and oral problems, they restore back the oral health and smile.