When you must replace missing teeth, you want something that is going to look and feel as much like your natural teeth as possible. Dental implants represent the state-of-the-art in dental technology, making it possible to restore your smile to its natural state. Dental implants are the only solution that replaces the missing tooth while preserving and promoting healthy bone. If you prefer not to have a partial denture or bridge attached to adjacent teeth, you might consider a Dental Implant.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an excellent treatment for replacing missing teeth. A root form implant is the most common kind of dental implant. It is a small, titanium post that replaces the roots of a missing tooth. A custom-fitted artificial tooth, called a restoration, is secured to the implant, which holds the restoration firmly in place.
How Is An Implant Used?
An implant can support a variety of restorations, such as a single crown, multi-unit bridges, and full arch dentures. Some restorations, like a single crown and most bridges, are not removable. Others, like many full-arch dentures, can be removed for sleeping and cleaning.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Implants
Depending on the situation, placing an implant involves several phases, and treatment times can widely vary. First we determine if an implant is right for you. We discuss your health history and treatment goals and perform a comprehensive examination to check the health of your gums and jawbone. we determine if you need any additional procedures, such as bone grafting or gum surgery.
To begin the procedure, a channel is shaped in the jawbone, and then the implant is placed into the prepared space. At this point, it may be possible to place a temporary restoration. Over the course of the next few months, the implant will become securely fused to bone. The last step is to attach your beautiful final restoration to the implant.
Benefits Of Implants
- Dental implants transmit chewing forces to the jaw, stimulating it and halting the bone loss associated with missing teeth. Conventional treatment options do not offer this important benefit.
- Unlike conventional Crown and Bridge tooth replacement, dental implants do not require the grinding down of healthy teeth for abutments.
- Implants restore the ability to chew properly, allowing a complete and healthy diet.
- Whether you are missing one tooth or all your teeth, there is most likely a dental implant treatment plan that can bring back your smile.