What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a wonderful approach to replacing missing teeth, furthermore they offer stability to denture patients that must wear removable or complete dentures. Implants give superb backing and solidness to denture patients that have ill fitting dentures and do not enjoy their food! Implants make it possible for those patients to be happy with their dentures and to enjoy their food once again.
Dental implants replace the root of the tooth. Once the implant has healed a crown is manufactured and is placed on top of the implant to simulate a tooth. This is probably the easiest of dental treatments offered. Implant teeth look like your normal teeth and need to be taken care of just like real teeth.
Dental implants are solid and sturdy and will last numerous years as long as your oral health is well maintained.
- Why dental inserts:
- Replace missing teeth without affecting adjoining teeth.
- Resolve joint pains or nibble issues brought about by teeth moving into missing tooth spaces.
- Restore a patient’s certain grin.
- Restore biting.
- Restore facial tissues.
- Support an extension or denture, making it more secure and easier to wear.
What does getting dental implants involves?
The procedure of getting implants requires a few visits. X-rays are normally taken of the jaw and teeth to decide if there is sufficient bone, and gum tissue, for an implant. Once this is determined we will administer local anesthetic to numb the area (just like having a filling done). While you are numb, the implant is placed. The implant will be allowed to heal properly allowing the bone to fuse around it like a root for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant a second appointment might be needed to place the post that will hold the crown and to take an impression (mold) of the area. A third appointment is generally required to place the crown on top of the implant.
This process might take 6-8 months depending on healing, from start to finish. We will proceed to schedule dental hygiene appointments at which our hygienist will clean your dental implants just like we clean your teeth. Having great oral hygiene and home care, regular professional hygiene appointments and a good diet will ensure your implants last a life time.