Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made out of titanium or zirconia that are placed into the jawbone.
Dental implant restoration is a procedure that creates an artificial tooth or teeth to replace any that are missing. The process involves attaching the artificial tooth to an implanted root that fuses with the bone over a period of time, which varies from one patient to another, depending upon both overall personal and oral health.
The Dental implant is essentially a small titanium post that acts as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. In effect, the implant becomes the root of a new tooth. The new visible tooth portion that is placed on top of the implant is called implant restoration.
In the case of a single missing tooth, the implant restoration will be a single crown. In the case of multiple missing teeth, a bridge or denture will be placed over multiple implants giving you a strong and lasting solution to your tooth loss.
Dental implants are the optimal, most natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. They can restore the function and beauty of your smile permanently, while increasing self-confidence, and in some cases giving you a new lease on life!
Dental implants are widely known and appreciated for their convenience, in addition, an implant:
- Looks feels and functions like a natural tooth
- Has long-lasting durability
- Restores chewing and biting ability
- Improves the fit of full dentures with as few as 2 implants
- Prevents the bone loss that is inevitable with tooth loss
- Let’s you talk and smile with confidence!
- Can have a positive
- impact on all areas of your life
Designed to last – Dental implants are made with biocompatible materials, such as titanium and zirconia.
When placed by a well-trained doctor and cared for properly, implants can last a lifetime.
Designed to last – Implants are made with biocompatible materials such as titanium and zirconia. When placed by a well-trained Doctor, and cared for properly implants can last a lifetime.
Incredibly lifelike results – Once completed and fully healed your restorations will be beautiful and natural-looking blending seamlessly into your smile functioning just like natural teeth.
Strength and Stability – With dental implants you can feel confident your restoration will stay in place and provide you with the stability and durability you need to truly enjoy your life to the fullest!
Dental Implants Also Help with:
Healthy teeth stimulate the jawbone, ensuring the area receives the nutrients needed to maintain a strong, dense bone structure.
When teeth are lost, these signals stop and the jawbone begins to shrink, or atrophy. By replacing the roots of a tooth as well as the crown, implant-supported restorations help prevent atrophy and ensure your jaw stays strong and healthy.
Implants require a strong, healthy jaw so some patients might require a bone graft.
Tobacco use can increase the risk of implant failure so smokers will need to quit.
If you have gum disease, you will need periodontal treatment before implant placement.
Each person’s overall health will play a significant role in the final decision, speak with your Dental Professional to find out all of the options available to you,
Post-Operative symptoms typically last for a few days
After implant surgery, it is normal to experience some minor bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. Your dentist may prescribe pain relievers. However, many patients manage their pain with over-the-counter medications.
To help minimize symptoms and prevent infection, you should:
- Apply ice packs
- Sleep with your head elevated
- Take all medications as instructed, even if you are feeling better
- Avoid strenuous activity until cleared by your doctor
- Maintain a consistent oral health routine
- Attend follow-up appointments with your Dentist
If you notice excessive bleeding or your symptoms worsen after the first few days contact your dental office immediately.
Once the implants have fully healed most patients come to enjoy strong, and secure restorations, and a significant improvement in their overall health, also feeling more confident, and comfortable when eating and smiling again.
Caring for your dental implants requires few to no changes in your daily oral hygiene routine. Your dentist may recommend certain tools or products to help maintain the health of your implants, and also your overall oral health.
In today’s lifestyle-focused society, conventional methods of replacing missing teeth are no longer acceptable options. A bridge involves cutting down good adjacent teeth to replace the missing one. Removable dentures that affect your speech, trap food when eating, and are placed in a glass of water at night are no longer tolerated. In most cases, there is absolutely no better option for replacing missing, or severely damaged teeth, though it is always best to discuss all of your options with your dentist to decide which option is the best for you, and your oral health needs.
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