For Patients Who Are Missing Many Or All

For patients who are missing many or all of their teeth, they might be looking for a more permanent solution to their smile problems. This is why dental implants have become a go-to choice for so many. These implants are a great way to hold a crown, fixed bridge or even a full overdenture in place without the need to compromise surrounding dentition. You are left with a full, beautiful and healthy smile that you’ll feel proud to show off.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant looks like a thin metal rod that is made out of titanium. This rod is inserted deep into the jawbone, where it is given time to fuse naturally with the surrounding bone structure. Once this happens, the implant is firmly and securely in place. It can withstand as much force and pressure as a natural tooth, so you can feel confident in its durability for years to come.

Why Is Bone Growth Necessary For Implants

How Long Will They Last?

Most dental implants can last for decades, and some may even find that they are a permanent solution to many of their smile problems. Once the implant is given time to osseointegrate (bond) with the surrounding area, it will not move, shift or crack. The restoration that is made to be placed over the implant will need to be replaced over time, but the implants themselves are incredibly durable. The other benefit to having implants placed is that they work on their own. This means that you won’t need to compromise or damage any other tooth in order to replace what is missing.

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How to Extend the Life of Your Implants

The best way for you to extend the life of your implants is to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Bone loss can often occur as a result of gum disease, so preventing gum disease is the best way to keep your teeth as healthy and strong as possible. We recommend coming into the office every six months for a cleaning and an exam. The exam allows us to see the implant and how it is doing. In the rare case that it is loose or has cracked, we will help to provide you with retreatment of the area.

If you would like to come into our office to lean more about implants, call us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.

What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are a wonderful way to completely replace one or more teeth within the mouth. Whether you are looking to replace a single tooth or are going to be using the implants to keep a full denture in place, you can feel confident that you’re utilizing a restoration option that will last you a lifetime. Most patients who have implants will have them for decades, so you can think of them as a permanent solution to many smile problems.

What to Know About Dental Implants

Your dental implant is made out of titanium, which has been proven time and time again to be safely used in surgical procedures. The titanium is strong and durable, making it resilient to the force and pressure that your mouth experiences every single day. The implant itself will need to undergo a process that is known as osseointegration in order for it to heal properly. This means that the implant will fuse naturally with the actual bone, preventing it from becoming loose or damaged.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Them?

Most patients who want implants can safely have them placed in our office. However, in order for implants to heal properly, you need to have enough solid, healthy bone in the area where they will be placed. If you have bone loss due to periodontal disease or another condition, we might recommend that a bone grafting be done. Bone loss can even be caused by old extractions leaving a large gap or space in the underlying bone. Bone grafting helps to build up the area so that the implant has a secure place to sit and heal on its own.

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What to Know About the Procedure

The procedure to place the actual implants is quite straightforward. A small incision is made through the gums and an implant is placed into the jawbone itself. In just three to nine months, the implant undergoes osseointegration and fuses with the surrounding jawbone. Once healed, we will make another restoration, like a crown or bridge, that is placed over the top of the implant. Your new implant is a great way to restore your smile and improve the way that you look without compromising other teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more about implants, call us today so that we can get you in for a quick and convenient consultation appointment.