What is Dental Implants Restoration?
A dental implant is specifically designed to replace one or more missing teeth within your mouth. Implants are often made of titanium, and they are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over the course of a couple of months, your bone will fuse to the implant, becoming a solid and stable part of your smile. We can then place single crowns, bridges or even full dentures over the healed implants.
Why are Dental Implants Restorations needed?
Dental implant restorations are often needed if you're missing one or more of your natural teeth. Missing dentition can be more than just a cosmetic issue. It might be difficult for you to eat, chew and even speak if you're missing enough of your dentition. Fortunately, dental implants can replace what you're lacking so that your smile and quality of life is improved.
Who is a candidate for Dental Implant Restorations?
Dental implants work best for patients who have solid, healthy bone in the area where the titanium posts are going to be placed. X-rays allow us to see these areas and to make sure there is adequate bone for implant placement. If you suffer from bone loss or have large sinuses, either a bone grafting or a sinus lift procedure may be recommended as a way to successfully place the implants. Implants can last for decades without showing signs of wear or damage.
What happens during the process of Dental Implants Restoration?
The process of dental implants begins with either anesthetic or sedative to relax you during the surgery. An incision is created to place a hole in the jawbone. The titanium implant post is placed and you'll come in regularly for checkup visits. This new implant will undergo a process known as osseointegration in the course of three to six months. Once the bone fuses to the implant, we can have you come back in to have a crown, bridge or denture made and placed on top of it.
If you would like to learn more about restoring your smile with dental implants, call us today to schedule a convenient consultation appointment.