A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the base of dental restoration. It replaces the root of a tooth and is surgically placed in the jawbone. After the implant heals, it can then be used to support a crown, bridge, or dentures.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically embedded into the jawbone, mimicking the root of a natural tooth. In the case of a single-tooth implant, after an implant post is placed under the gums, it will be left to heal for several months so that the bone can completely fuse to the implant surface. Then your general dentist will place an abutment on top of the posts to connect the crown or a bridge. Your new replacement teeth will look and feel like natural teeth!
Dental implants are a highly versatile restorative option that can restore a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, or even an entire arch of upper or lower teeth!
Many patients enjoy the effects of a single dental implant, including less bone loss and a stronger bite force. This restoration option can help improve your appearance and your health. It also allows you to continue enjoying your favorite foods without worry or embarrassment.
During a consultation at our practice, your dentist can evaluate your smile and discuss whether a dental implant is right for you. It’s important to understand that this procedure requires oral surgery, so it may not be right for everyone. Furthermore, the success of this restoration depends on the health of the patient’s gums as well as the jawbone density. In some cases, additional procedures may be required to ensure the success of treatment.
Single dental implants are a great option for single missing teeth. They look and feel just like your natural teeth and can be cared for in the exact same way.
Patients who are missing several teeth in a row benefit from multiple dental implants placed at once. Having all of the necessary fixtures implanted at the same time allows for a more efficient procedure and allows patients to save time and money on the total cost of treatment.
Your dentist will first surgically place the metal implants in your jawbone. After your gums have healed, you will undergo a second procedure to attach abutments. Abutments are connector pieces that secure the artificial teeth to the implant posts in the mouth. Multiple tooth restoration can take from three to six months to complete. During this time, you will be wearing a temporary set of teeth. Once you’re fully healed, and your restorations are ready to be placed permanently, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth so the multiple crowns or dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth. The permanent restorations are then attached to the abutments.
The main benefit of having multiple dental implants is that they can be much more stable than removable appliances like dentures. Since they rely on your jawbone for support, they will not move out of place as easily with daily use. This stability also aids in biting and chewing food.
Another benefit of multiple dental implants is that you can receive an implant-supported bridge or a dental implant-supported denture. This eliminates the need for a removable appliance in your mouth, and you will not have to deal with slipping or irritation that frequently occurs with traditional dentures. Because multiple dental implants provide strong and durable support, you will not have to worry about embarrassing situations caused by your appliance moving around.
If you’re looking for a team of dental professionals to complete your procedure, contact us today at (407) 330-3601. We would love to help you restore your smile!
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