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How Do Dental Implants Work?

February 18, 2016

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: — drelam @ 8:52 pm

dental implantsWhen you have missing teeth, it’s not uncommon to feel self-conscious. Dentures help with how you feel about your smile, while offering the ability to eat and speak. However, dentures don’t look or feel natural. As a result, there’s often a lot of discomfort from poorly fitting dentures, and they can really be a hassle to clean. Thankfully, dental implants give you an alternative solution to traditional dentures. Implants give you comfortable, permanent teeth that look and function just as natural teeth. We are proud to offer a number of implant options to help restore your smile.

How do Implants Work?

Implants are great for those who have healthy gums and adequate bone structure. After a consult with a cosmetic or restorative dentist, a treatment plan will be devised to create a custom smile using surgically implanted artificial teeth. Your dentist will surgically insert titanium implants into the jawbone, which will be used to support the artificial teeth. The jawbone then naturally bonds to the implant to create a strong foundation to allow for chewing and to hold the implants in place. Once the bone has fused to the implant, the artificial teeth are then inserted for a radiant new smile.

Types of Dental Implants

There are multiple types of implants available, however, the underlying procedure and process for all types is essentially the same. Endosteal implants are the most commonly used implant, which requires the use of screws, cylinders, and blades to be placed into the jawbone to hold one or more artificial teeth. Often, this form of implant is used for patients who have removable dentures or bridges.

Subperiosteal implants are placed on top of the jawbone, which uses a metal framework that sticks out from the gum in order to hold the artificial teeth. This form is often best for patients who can’t use traditional dentures or for those who have decreased bone height.

The type of implant you’re able to get depends on a number of factors, such as the amount of bone you have left to support the implant. Often, implants are only suitable for those who have healthy gums that are free from periodontal disease.

To get implants, you’ll need a specialist who has expertise in implant surgeries due to the gum tissue and underlying bone that will be used. A highly trained implant team will have the knowledge needed to facilitate your exact needs to create your dream smile.

As cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentists, we have the training, experience, and credentials you need to have a successful implant surgery. We understand the challenges you face due to tooth loss, which is why we work hard to recreate your smile so you’re able to have an improved quality of life. We’ll create a custom treatment plan to directly access your unique needs for implants. No matter if you need implant retained prosthetics or all on four implants, we’ll give you a brand new smile you’ll love. If you’re ready to hold your head up high with a new smile, contact us today for dental implants.

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