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It is nothing more than a metal screw that is placed into the jawbone. If you are missing one or more teeth and wish to eat your favourite foods, increase your chewing ability, and improve your appearance, speech, and self-esteem, then you are a candidate for dental implants.
This replaces the root of a missing tooth and is made from surgical-grade titanium alloy. Initially the implant is placed into the jawbone and after an extended period of time, an abutment, which acts as a base for a prosthetic tooth replacement such as a Crown, is inserted into the implant.
In the past, dentists would try to keep or replace teeth with treatments such as root canals, bridges, and fixed or removable dentures. Unfortunately, a significant number of root-canal-treated teeth fail, bridges require that healthy adjacent teeth be cut down, and removable dentures can often be unstable and require the use of sticky adhesives. Dental implants are a solution to all of these problems, and many of the frustrations associated with natural teeth are eliminated, including dental decay.
The Procedure :
Who is a candidate for implant?
What is the success rate of dental implants?
What can go wrong with dental implants?
How much time is required to have an implant procedure?
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From a land of food
Upholding the spirit of the month of February, Dhaka Regency has arranged Bangla Food Festival, a depiction of local delicacies that can enthral both local and foreign palates.
Inaugurated by Shafiq Alam Mehdi, Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, this seven-day-long affair is being held at the Grandiose Restaurant, Level Six, Dhaka Regency and is scheduled to conclude on 12 February, 2010.
The event not only makes delectable food offerings but also makes a point to highlight Bangla culture through live music from stalwarts in their own niche, Forida Parveen and Fahmida Nabi to name but two; discussions on literary aspects our culture will be presented by noted authorities like Imdadul Haque Milon and Shahiduzzaman Selim.
Coming back to the gustatory delights, which is the highlight of the affair, one can skim through a long list of savories offered in the buffet from mashed eggs (deem bhorta), daal bhorta (mashed lentils) to chitoi pitha with mashed mustard. There is also a wide assortment of meat dishes (try the Sylheti delicacy beef with shatkora) and of course, the ubiquitous fish curry.
So if you are looking to tantalise your taste buds, and 'fast' is not to your liking, give Dhaka Regency a try for a night of grand hospitality, good music, soulful literature and plain old good food, all under one roof.
By Mannan Mashhur Zarif
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