What’s a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an ideal alternative for replacing missing teeth. For patients who are missing a good majority of their teeth, implants can be placed and work alone to replace what’s missing. This helps to fill in the smile so that you feel more confident while helping to improve oral functioning throughout the day. Implants can be used to hold bridges, crowns and even full dentures.
Why would Dental Implants be necessary?
Dental implants are normally needed if and when you’re missing teeth. Rather than damage or compromise surrounding dentition, the implant is placed under the gums and into the bone. Over the course of about nine months, the implant fuses with the bone of the jaw and becomes stable. This stability is long-term, since most implants can last for three or more decades without needing special treatment.
Who’s a candidate for Dental Implants?
Implants rely on solid and healthy bone structure to properly fuse with the body. If this is lacking, we’ll recommend that you have a bone grafting done so that the implants can heal more solidly. This prevents them from becoming loose and having to be replaced in a short period of time. Implants are suitable for patients who can undergo oral surgery without ill effects.
What occurs during the Dental Implant procedure?
We provide you either with a local anesthetic or full sedation to make the procedure comfortable. We then create a minuscule incision through the gums and insert the implant post deep into the bone. Once it’s been placed, it will need several months to heal and fuse with the bone. Once it has become fully healed and is solid, we will create a bridge, denture or crown to be placed on top of the new restoration. This is essential for patients who are wanting a permanent solution to many of their smile and dental problems.
If you would like dental implants and want to inquire more about the surgery, call us now and our helpful staff members can further assist you.