Dental Implants are one of the best solutions for missing teeth. A Dental Implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone, where it becomes part of your natural bone and is accepted by your body as if there was never anything wrong with it. Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth or multiple teeth, even when more than six teeth have been lost from a row in either upper or lower jaws.
A dental implant is a small metal post that is surgically placed in the jaw, just like your natural tooth roots. The implant will serve as an anchor for either a crown or bridge to be attached to and function as the replacement tooth root.
Dental implants are primarily used to replace missing teeth because they can provide support for dentures or bridges so patients don’t have any issues with shifting chewing surfaces or ill-fitting appliances. Implants also help preserve bone tissue by “filling in” gaps left from extraction sites. They also reduce the risk of developing the periodontal disease due to their stability on top of existing teeth, which reduces wear and tear on gum tissue around those teeth.
What to expect when you first start getting dental implants
Getting your first dental implant is a big step, but the process has been proven to be safe and effective over time. This is why it’s important to research your dentist before having one installed.
When you go in for treatment, we’ll take an impression of your teeth so that we can use them as templates for the implant posts later on. Once this part of taking the impression, our team will attach a temporary post.
A few months after your implants are placed we’ll make sure they’re attached and that everything is healing properly by running an x-ray on you. If all goes well, then we can remove the temporary posts and place permanent ones in their spot!
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.