Having dental issues is a hassling experience for any individual – they can get uncomfortable, make people conscious about their appearance as teeth are one of the first features people notice, and are generally very stressful. This is why dental implants are so popular today – synthetic real-looking teeth alternatives available for those who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth.
Dental implants are surgically screwed into the upper or lower jaw bone of individuals who can get implants. After a few months of healing time, the crown is placed onto the implant, made to look like a real tooth. However, the process of recreating a synthetic tooth that looks like the original tooth of the patient is determinant of how real an implant would look. Thanks to computers, this process has advanced to the level of perfection.
The recreation of a synthetic tooth is conducted via a method called the emergence profile. An emergence profile of an individual depicts their original teeth’s full shape, starting from the point where they leave the gum to becoming crowns. The more natural-looking an emergence profile would be, the more benefits will be achieved from the dental implant. The tooth would look more natural and the shape would be optimized to keep out food particles. The main aim of a dental implant is, after all, to replace a missing tooth with a synthetic one that is both, aesthetically appealing and durable.
The role of computers is achieving the main aim of dental implants has been significant. Using computer technology to perfect the design and creation of emergence profiles and subsequently, replacement teeth, dental implants now look more natural and better than ever. Simple computer solutions have also provided other benefits like reducing cost and creating implants that fit perfectly. Before computer technology aided the creation of dental implants, the cost was higher and the implant could not be completely perfect.
A study conducted that took evidence from 50 dental implant recipients provided the conclusion that due to computer technology easing and increasing efficiency of dental implants, none of the patients complained about being uncomfortable or experiencing pain or irritation – in fact, they were completely satisfied with the process. Furthermore, the implants had no infections later on either. They set in place comfortably and a year later, were completely healed and acted as natural teeth for the patients. The study provided relevant proof that it is no doubt that computer technology has changed the way dental implants work, for the better. The appearance, efficiency, comfort level, satisfaction, durability, and natural looking aspects of dental implants are all optimized thanks to computers.