Dental Implants

Dental implants are a reliable solution for replacing missing teeth and eliminating the need for removable dentures. They offer excellent support and stability for dental appliances.

Implants are artificial roots and teeth, typically made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist. The attached teeth look highly natural and can greatly enhance a patient's smile.

  • Benefits of dental implants include:

    1. Replacement of missing teeth without impacting adjacent teeth: Dental implants provide a solution for replacing one or more missing teeth without affecting the neighboring teeth. They are independent and do not rely on support from surrounding teeth.

    2. Resolving joint pain and bite problems: Dental implants prevent teeth from shifting into the empty space left by a missing tooth, which can lead to joint pain or bite problems. By filling the gap, implants maintain proper alignment and prevent potential issues.

    3. Restoring a confident smile: Dental implants can restore a patient's smile by replacing missing teeth with natural-looking prosthetics. The result is an improved appearance and enhanced self-confidence.

    4. Restoring chewing, speech, and digestion: Dental implants function like natural teeth, allowing individuals to chew, speak, and digest food properly. They provide stability and efficiency for these essential oral functions.

    5. Restoring or enhancing facial tissues: When teeth are lost, facial tissues can lose support, resulting in a sagging or aged appearance. Dental implants help restore or enhance facial tissues by maintaining the natural structure and preventing bone loss in the jaw.

    6. Supporting bridges or dentures: Implants can anchor bridges or dentures, providing a secure and comfortable fit. This support prevents slipping or discomfort commonly associated with traditional removable dentures.

What does getting dental implants involve?

First, x-rays and impressions are taken to assess the jaw, gum tissue, and spacing for the implant. Under local anesthesia, the implant is surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be needed to attach the post that holds the artificial tooth, while some implants already have the post and anchor attached.

After a few weeks of healing, the artificial teeth are custom-made and fitted to the implant post, which may take one to two months due to necessary fittings. Once the healing process is complete, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing stability and comfort.

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