Dental implants are now the standard of care in today’s dental society for a number of reasons. Implants are utilized to offer patients a foundation for new teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. The Dental Implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture. Both of which will cause further deterioration of teeth and bone.
There are many appealing benefits to receiving dental implants:
The implant will grow to
existingbone, acting as an artificial tooth root.
The new implant will support your teeth firmly and safely.
Implants are stronger than natural teeth and cannot get cavities.
Implants reinforce your remaining natural teeth making them last longer!
Your new implants are esthetically pleasing.
You will no longer have pain while talking or eating.
The dental implant will prevent progressive bone loss.
The tooth structure has two main sections, the root
This process may take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the number of implants being placed.
This implant will be left untreated for a period of 3-6 months. During this time, the bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration. The implant cannot move during this time in order to be successful. It is different than the “implants or teeth in a day” procedure that is covered here.
A removable temporary may be utilized during this time period to allow for chewing and to preserve the cosmetic appearance.
The next step in the process is to attach a tooth to the implant. Once the healing phase is complete. An impression or scan is taken much like it is for a conventional crown or “cap” except without any shots or drilling in the mouth. It is a very short appointment.
There are two types of implant crowns that can be made.
Dr. Pottorff recommends the
Then there is the
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