Dental Implants

Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth or provide a “fixed” solution to removable dentures (either partial or complete dentures).  Dental implants provide excellent stability and support for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial titanium roots and teeth that are permanently placed into the lower or upper jaw bone by a dentist.  The new tooth will look and feel like a regular tooth and will promote healthy gingiva and bone retention from the stimulation created by the downward pressure on the titanium rod through actions such as chewing.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting the adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into the spot of a missing tooth.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

What does getting dental implants involve?

In the first phase, the implant is placed beneath the gum into the jaw bone. This procedure is completed comfortably while a local anesthetic has been utilized on the area. There is will be no sensation that the dental implant is present – it becomes an accepted and unnoticeable part of your body.

A period of twelve weeks or sometimes more is generally given in order for  the bone to fully adapt to and secure the dental implant. After this initial period, the teeth or bridge will be crafted and your dentist will secure them to the dental implants. Once the teeth or bridge is in place, you’ll have a follow-up appointment with your dentist when they will make any refinements necessary.

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