Dental Implants

Dental Implants: An Overview

The discovery of titanium as the material-of-choice for replacing the natural root of a tooth with an artificial cylinder that is in the same position and functions much the same as the natural tooth it is replacing is undoubtedly the most significant development of all that has happened in dentistry since the development of local anesthesia. 

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without touching adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits.

X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.  While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months.  Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place.  With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing the restorations are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor.   

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.  Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.

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