What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are similar to traditional dentures and can replace one or an entire arch of missing teeth. They are connected to dental implants, instead of being placed directly on the gum tissue.
Prosthetic dental implants provide maximum stability as the implant replaces the tooth root.
After the surgical procedure, patients typically require four to six months to heal and then a dental restoration can be attached to the implant.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
If a tooth is missing, the teeth surrounding the gap may begin to shift out of place and cause misalignment issues. The jaw bone around the area may also begin to deteriorate and lose its volume, which can affect the shape of the patient's face, speech, and chewing.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The first step requires a dental implant (titanium screw) during surgery. A healing period of four to six months is then necessary before moving to the next stage.
Once the healing period is complete, our dental team takes impressions of your mouth to be able to make the final tooth replacement.
After the prosthesis is fabricated, connectors are attached to the implants to provide a solid base for the prosthesis. Finally, a personalized restoration will be attached to your implants. The end result is a natural-looking, fully functional smile.
Am I A Candidate For A Dental Implant?
If you are considering replacement options for your missing teeth, dental implants might be a good option. To find out if you can receive implants, please make an appointment with one of our dentists.
During your consultation, our dental team will examine the health of your teeth and gums, and x-rays to determine the health of the underlying structures.
Our dentists will be able to assess whether a dental implant is a good option for you and design a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.