One of the most innovative and effective advances in dentistry to come along in quite some time is the dental implant. A solution for missing teeth, dental implants are designed to act as custom-made replacement teeth, helping people improve chewing, speaking, and the overall appearance of their smile.
While traditional dentures have served as adequate replacements for missing teeth for many years, the fact is they can be cumbersome, uncomfortable, prone to slippage or movement inside the mouth, and typically require daily maintenance on top of your normal brushing and flossing routines. Dental implants address all of these issues and more, offering a permanent replacement for missing teeth that looks and feels natural.
Dental Implants Procedure
A dental implant is composed of two parts: a titanium rod that serves as the tooth’s root and a durable porcelain crown. Ideal candidates for dental implants have adequate jawbone density to accommodate the implant. For patients who do not have adequate bone density for the procedure, bone grafting can sometimes be used to prepare the treatment area for an implant.
The first step of the procedure is to surgically implant the titanium root under the gum in order to ensure a stable and permanent tooth replacement. During the healing process, a temporary crown will be worn and serve as the visible part of the tooth. Over the course of the next several months, the implant should become fused to the jawbone, mimicking a natural tooth root. At that time, you will receive a custom-designed permanent crown made for the most comfortable, precise, and natural fit possibleKnow more
In some patients, the jawbone does not have adequate density to accommodate a dental implant. Bone grafting can often help with this issue. Bone graft are small particles of synthetic or bovine bone that are placed into the area of the jaw under the missing tooth, giving the prospective implant more structure and support to bond itself to the jaw.
The Result of Dental Implant
Once the dental implant procedure is complete, the results often look and feel so natural that many of our patients often forget they have an artificial tooth. With proper care, dental implants can last for decades. Many patients have experienced permanent results with these advanced teeth replacement options.
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