What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is made out of surgical-grade titanium and used to replace one or more teeth in your mouth. They can be used with crowns, bridge work and even dentures to create a lasting smile that you can feel proud to show off. Once they’ve been placed successfully and have been given time to fuse with the natural bone of your jaw, you can enjoy an implant that lasts for three or more decades without needing any special treatment.
Why are Dental Implants needed?
Dental implants are often needed because one or more teeth are completely missing. In the past, your only two options for replacing a tooth were with a bridge and a denture. Now, you can have an implant placed without compromising any of your surrounding teeth. For denture wearers, the plate can be kept in place securely with the use of multiple implants.
Who’s a good candidate for Dental Implants?
To be considered for implant surgery, you should be healthy enough to undergo the procedure and have the ability to heal once it’s complete. Implants rely on healthy underlying bone structure to fuse with the jaw. If you have bone loss issues, we may suggest a bone grafting prior to the actual implant procedure. Most patients who want or need implants can safely have the procedure done.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Implants?
We first administer either sedation or anesthetic as per your request. Next, we make a small incision through the gums and insert the implant post deep into the bone. The implants will then fuse with the bone naturally over the course of about four to six months. You will then need to come back in to have either a crown, bridge or denture made for the new implant. The process is quick and easy, and you’ll be left with an incredible restoration that lasts for decades.
If you think you might benefit from dental implants and want to learn more about the procedure, call us today and we can schedule a consultation appointment for you.