What are Dental Implants?
Dental implant technology has come a long way and implants are now the go-to option for patients wanting to replace missing teeth. Implants are placed underneath the gums and deep into the bone. They naturally fuse with this bone in about six months and act as anchors for crowns, bridge work and even dentures. Implants can last for about three or more decades, so they’re a relatively permanent solution to any of your dental problems.
Why are Dental Implants needed?
Oftentimes, a dental implant is needed if you’re missing a tooth. For single missing teeth, one implant is put into place and allowed to heal. If you’re missing more than one tooth, we may place several implants for either a fixed bridge or a full denture. Implants are easy to place and heal relatively quickly in comparison to how long they’ll last.
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Who’s a good candidate for Dental Implants?
You should have enough healthy bone structure for the implant to heal and bond naturally. If you have bone loss, we may recommend that you have a bone graft done prior to coming in for surgery. You should be healthy enough to undergo this type of procedure and should have the ability to completely heal from it once it’s complete. Most of our patients who would like implants can safely have them placed.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Implants?
We will discuss all of your sedation and anesthetic options before the actual procedure. We then make a small incision through the gums and insert the titanium implant post. The gums are sutured, if necessary, and you’ll go home with important after care instructions. Your new implant will heal in a few months before any additional treatment can be done. Once it’s stable enough, we can make and place a crown, bridge or a denture depending on what you need to improve your smile.
If you would like dental implants and want to learn more about them, call us today and we can help to answer all of your questions.