Have you lost single or multiple teeth to damage or decay? We have the solution; we provide you with an effective restorative treatment in the form of dental implants. Dental Implants are small titanium screw-like posts that replace damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that function like real ones. Dental Implant surgery is an option for people who have lost teeth due to injury, external trauma, periodontal disease, or any other reasons. The significant advantage of implants is the strong support it gives the new teeth; dental implants are firmer and natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
The Components of Dental Implants
There are three main components for a tooth implant. They are as follows:
The titanium root or surgical post:This is placed under the gums to a strong foundation for a crown.
The abutment:This is a titanium attachment that connects the post to the crown.
The crown:Crown is made from synthetic materials that act as a replacement for the damaged or missing tooth.
Why Dental Implants?
Losing a tooth can affect your smile's aesthetics and affect the way you look and can lead to other physical problems that may impact your overall health. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can prevent the following health consequences:
Shifting of the teeth
Jaw joint problems
Alteration in the bite
Difficulty in chewing
Extra stress on the remaining teeth
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
If you have a missing/ damaged tooth and are looking for the best ways to restore your smile, you can opt for dental implants. To determine your candidacy for dental implants, our dentist will assess your oral health and determine your candidacy. Dental implants are right for you if you meet the following criteria:
You are in good health
You have healthy gums
You have sufficient bone tissue
If you do not have enough bone density for a dental implant, we can fix it with a bone graft.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many advantages including, improved oral health, improved comfort, improved speech, improved self-esteem, and many more.
Preserve the integrity of bone structure after tooth loss.
Feel and function like natural teeth.
Maintain the adjacent teeth health as there is no bridgework involved.
Replace loose-fitting dentures.
Distribute bite forces evenly.
Improve your overall oral health.
Improve speaking ability.
Allows chewing and eating any food without discomfort.
Increased self-esteem and confidence.
Implants usually last longer than comparable bridgework on natural teeth.
Dental Implants Procedure
Dental Implant procedure is performed in stages and involves multiple steps.
Damaged Tooth Removal
Firstly, we will remove the damaged tooth/teeth via surgical extraction, depending upon the scenarios. We will also perform a clinical examination via X-rays to assess the bone density.
If your bone is not strong enough to support the dental implant, we will perform an additional bone grafting procedure to create a solid base for the implant.
Placement of Dental Implant
Holes are drilled into the bone by opening the gum, where we will place the dental implant metal post deep into the bone. After the dental implant is placed into the bone, it is allowed to heal before your next visit.
Bone Growth & Healing
We will take x-rays to evaluate your bone healing. During osseointegration, the jawbone grows and unites with the dental implant's surface, providing a firm base for the new artificial tooth. Once the bone is healed, we will take a mold used to make the crown, bridge, or denture.
When osseointegration is complete, the gum is reopened to attach the abutment to the dental implant, and then the gum tissue is closed. We will provide you with temporary crowns or a flipper during your implant procedure for cosmetic reasons to fill the space where the tooth was removed.
Artificial Tooth Replacement
Once the gums heal, and the jawbone is strong enough to support the artificial tooth, we will attach them to the implants. We will then give you specific instructions on how to care for your new teeth.
For more information about tooth replacement using dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment online.