What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is ideal for replacing one or more teeth that have been missing. These titanium implants are semi-permanent, with the majority of them lasting for three or more decades before needing any type of work. They can be used to replace just a single tooth or to keep an entire denture plate in place without the need for adhesive strips and creams. Implants are incredibly beneficial to the overall health and aesthetic value of your smile.
Why are Dental Implants needed?
You may need a dental implant if you’re missing a tooth or if you’re having issues keeping an implant in place. Implants can be used to hold onto crowns, bridges and dentures. They’re suitable in areas where dentition is missing and cannot be replaced without compromising teeth around the area. The restoration is long-lasting and can withstand a lot of pressure and force throughout the years.
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Who’s a good candidate for Dental Implants?
The process of the implant healing relies on healthy bone structure. The implant will actually fuse with your bone over the course of about six months. If you have bone loss in these areas, we’ll suggest a bone grafting before the implants can be placed. Likewise, you should be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery when going for dental implants.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Implants?
We first consult with you regarding the implants and what to expect before, during and after the procedure. We then administer sedation as needed and begin the surgery. A small incision is made through the gums and the titanium post of the implant is placed. The gums may be sutured and you’ll be sent home with important post-care instructions. Over the course of three to six months, your new implant will bond with the surrounding bone. You’ll then need to come back in for a crown, bridge or denture to be made for the new implant.
If you are interested in a dental implant or want to learn more about the procedure, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.