Dental Implants: Replacing Missing Teeth
Posted on August 15, 2016
Dental implants : modern dentistry and technology can help you replace missing teeth.
Dental implants are also be considered as treatment plan options when existing teeth are severely decayed, broken, and or not restorable. Research has shown titanium implants to have proven stability and excellent long term prognosis. Dental implants also patients avoid the traditional treatment of dental bridges where adjacent teeth are grinded down in size to make room for a three-unit bridge.
Dental implant treatment generally consists of three major stages that span four to six months.
Three Major Steps Involved:
First, the dentist will surgically the implant in the jaw bone. The gum tissue is secured over the implant and will cover the implant. The implant will remain covered by gum tissue for 3-6 months, and time is allowed for the implant to integrate into the jaw bone. The implant represents the root of a natural tooth.
Second step is when the gum tissue on top of the implant is uncovered by the dentist and a healing cap is placed so that the gum tissue will heal around the healing cap. Shortly after, the dentist will attach an implant abutment and take impressions of the implant and the surrounding tissue in order to fabricate a crown.
Third step the crown is fabricated and has the size, shape, and color that match your teeth. The crown is attached to the implant abutment and we are done!
Who is a good candidate for dental implants? You are! If you are in good health, have healthy gums, and enough bone to support an implant system. You will also be asked to maintain excellent oral hygiene to keep your mouth healthy and keep your implants and crowns in top shape! Visit Sunlight Dental Group for a free implant consultation and to obtain more information if you have questions that are not answered here.
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Of course, this doesn’t cover all the reasons why self-confidence is positively impacted after having your missing teeth replaced. Give us a call or e-mail if you would like to learn more about the positive effect that implant dentistry could have on your oral health.