Dental Implants May Be a Permanent Alternative to Dentures
While modern dentures have evolved to include many comfortable and effective options, some patients prefer a solution that looks and feels more like natural teeth. These patients may find that dental implants are a good option for them, as they have the capability to replace natural teeth in a more secure and permanent way.
How Are Dental Implants Installed?
Before we can begin work on your implants, we need to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are designed to anchor in the jaw bone. Without sufficient bone tissue, your mouth cannot support the implants properly.
We will perform an in-depth examination to evaluate your overall oral health, including the amount of viable bone tissue you possess. This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions you have and discuss any concerns with your dentist.
If, after your consultation, your dentist determines that you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will schedule the first procedure.
The procedure begins by addressing any questions or concerns and reviewing your medical history. Then we administer profound local anesthesia to ensure you are fully comfortable.
We start the actual surgery by gently using small drills in your upper or lower jaw bone until we insert the final implant screw that is left underneath the gums to heal for a period of 3-6 months.
During this crucial healing time your jaw bone will integrate with the special design and coating of the implant(s), allowing them to function as the roots of your prosthetic tooth.
Once the healing time recommended by your dentist is complete you will be ready to start impressions for your new replacement tooth.
Once each implant is fully-healed, we can move on to installing your crown.
To make the crown we need to take impressions of your dental implant and surrounding gums to fabricate a new tooth which looks and feels similar to the natural tooth that was missing/lost.
The crown(s) will be either screwed or cemented in place, giving you the stability and permanence of natural teeth.
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