Implants have been long revolutionizing the phase of dentistry for over decades transforming smiles and providing patients with excellent dental care. As dental professionals, we understand how minor issues with the oral cavity can affect your smile. Missing teeth may stop you from exhibiting your true side, it may suppress your ability to smile, talk, and chew with confidence.
What are dental implants?
Implants are a screw-like Titanium appliance that can be embedded to the jawbone to serve as the artificial tooth root to replace missing ones.
They can be surgically placed by making a small incision on the gums where teeth are missing. Dental implants can also restore teeth that were removed after an extraction procedure.
How do implants work?
Implants are designed and engineered in ways that would help provide a stable base for placing artificial teeth. The replacement teeth would be in the form of restoration. Dental restorations can be designed based on the digital imprints of the patient's teeth. Restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures can either be supported by implants or be used as removable ones.
What is the procedure involved in getting dental implants?
As a prerequisite to your procedure, the dentist would check your gums and bones to ensure that they are healthy enough to implants.
After a careful examination of the oral cavity, the dentist would proceed with the surgery. It would involve making an incision in the area of the missing teeth. A handpiece drill would be used to create space to insert the new implant. The implant made of Titanium would be carefully placed in space of the missing tooth. The tissues around the implant would be allowed to heal for a prescribed time.
After the tissues have healed, the dentist would place an abutment above the implant. The restoration in the form of a crown would be attached to the abutment and would serve as the newly restored tooth.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants have many advantages. Listed are a few:
- Improved appearance
- Improved ability to speak and pronounce
- Patients begin to experience better comfort
- Improved and better oral health
- Offers durability and strength
Get the best of dentistry by requesting an appointment with Rakesh Patel, D.D.S. today. Call our office at (909) 628-8109 or request an appointment online.