Dental Implants

A dental implant is a treatment used to replace a missing tooth at Facial Dental Excellence. Unlike traditional tooth replacements, dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone. This keeps them secure and helps them bond with the jawbone. This bond strengthens the jawbone and allows it to work like normal.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?

Teeth replacement options vary depending on your situation and your goals. If you are healthy enough for surgery, have good oral health, and want to replace your missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants.

Dental implants are ideal for people who have broken teeth, worn teeth, or teeth that are too small. Dental implants are also a common choice because dental implants are permanent. Unlike other types of restoration, dental implants are intended to be a permanent solution, rather than a temporary fix.

The Dental Implant Procedure

Consultation

A consultation is the first step of the dental implant procedure. Your dentist will assess your jaw and take X-rays. He or she will refer you to an oral surgeon if necessary.

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Dental Implant Surgery

If dental implants are the right option for you, your dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon. The oral surgeon will perform the dental implant surgery. He or she will insert screws into your jawbone. The oral surgeon may place the implant and a temporary crown as well. Over the next few months, the jawbone will heal around the new dental implant and fuse with it.

Osseointegration

After the implant has fused with the jawbone, you will return to your general dentist’s office. Your dentist will fit you for a dental crown, which matches your surrounding teeth.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

Tooth loss can affect your appearance and your confidence, but dental implants can improve both. Dental implants are permanent replacements for lost teeth that look and feel natural. The implant itself is made of a titanium screw that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Once it has properly healed, the implant will fuse to the bone, providing a firm foundation for the replacement tooth.The dental implant itself acts much like a tooth root, providing stimulation to the jawbone and preventing bone recession. If a patient loses a tooth but leaves it untreated, the bone in that area will resorb or shrink away. This can cause the cheeks to sag, creating a prematurely aged appearance. Dental implants can prevent bone loss and restore a more youthful appearance. 

For the best care tailored to your specific needs, contact Facial Dental Excellence from your nearest location. 

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