What exactly are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are revolutionary new way to completely replace a missing tooth. In the past, your two options for replacing a tooth were with a fixed bridge or a partial denture. The implant is made out of surgical-safe titanium which, when inserted underneath the gum and into the bone, creates a secure abutment for a dental crown. There is no need to compromise or file down surrounding teeth just to make room for the implant.
Why would you need Dental Implants?
Most often, patients want or need a dental implant because they are completely missing one or more of their teeth. Implant surgery is safe, effective and has an incredibly high success rate. Implants are completely permanent, which means they will last a lifetime once they fuse with the bone. Implants can even be used for patients who wear dentures and want a more secured fit.
What makes you an eligible candidate for Dental Implants?
Placing an implant requires surgery and an incision to actually insert the implant. Because of this, it is important that patients who have surgery done are healthy and have the ability to fully heal. You should ideally have good, solid bone density in order for the implants to be successful. To determine if you’re eligible for this procedure, you’ll need to come in for a consultation and exam as well as a series of x-rays.
What can you expect during the procedure for a Dental Implant?
The first step to placing a dental implant is having a consultation. The consultation allows us to answer your questions and discuss what to expect before, during and after the procedure is done. The procedure itself involves making a small incision in the gums. The titanium implant is then inserted into the gums and underlying bone. The incision is sutured and a retainer may be used to keep the metal in place. The implant heals in roughly six months and during this time, it will bond naturally with the bone. A crown can then be placed on top of the implant to create a full, gorgeous smile.
If you want one or more dental implants or would like to inquire more about this procedure, our office representatives are here to take your call and get you in for a consultation.