Dental implants are a great option for people who have lost one or more teeth. Unlike dentures, which rest on the gums, implants are anchored directly into the jawbone. This provides a much more secure foundation for the replacement tooth, which is usually made from porcelain or ceramic. This can also provide a better foundation for your false teeth. In addition, implants can improve your chewing and speaking ability, and they can help to preserve the shape of your face by preventing the bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing.
The first step in the dental implant process is the development of an individualized treatment plan. The plan addresses your specific needs and is prepared by a team of professionals who are specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. This team approach provides coordinated care based on the implant option that is best for you. Next, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process takes place over several months and once it is complete, the implant is permanently attached to your jawbone. Once the implant bonds to the jawbone, an abutment (a small connector post) is attached to the post to hold the new tooth securely in place. Impressions of your teeth are used to create a model of your bite, including the arrangement of your teeth and their type. The replacement tooth (a crown) or teeth are then attached to the abutment. Your dentist can place a crown, bridge, or denture on the implant to replace the missing tooth or teeth. In some cases, your dentist may place an attachment on the implant that retains and supports a removable denture. Dental implants are a long-term solution that can give you back your smile and your confidence.
They still require the same care as natural teeth. That means brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups. Neglecting to care for your implants can lead to a number of problems, such as gum disease and infection. Therefore, it is essential to take good care of your implants if you want them to last. With proper care, they can give you a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
About 40 million adults are missing all of their teeth. While there are several options available to replace missing teeth, dental implants are often considered the best option.
All-on-4 dental implants provide clear benefits to patients, no matter the extent of your tooth and bone loss.
Because only four dental implants are used, we have the flexibility to place them in more strategic areas of your jaw that take advantage of dense bone.
This eliminates the need for bone grafting, both shortening your treatment time and reducing costs.
Maintaining your all-on-4 smile entails brushing twice a day and keeping regular dental visits. At each visit, all pieces of your All-on-4 implant system and your bone levels will be examined and evaluated to make sure all is well.
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