implants are placed in the upper or lower jaw bone. They will remain covered underneath the gum while bone tissue grows on and around them and holds them firmly in place.
Wait for 2 to 6 months
implants are uncovered and extensions are attached to complete the foundation.
Wait for two weeks
Placing tooth ("crown")
An impression will be taken of the implant fixture, and new teeth/crowns will be created in the lab. The procedure is very similar to conventional crown preparation. The new tooth will blend naturally with your facial characteristics while providing the support needed for improved function and confidence.
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It is very similar to having a tooth filled or pulled. Anesthesia and sedation are used to eliminate any discomfort. Muscle fatigue is common but the effects are temporary.
The procedure time will vary with the area in the mouth. In some cases, the prosthetic tooth can be loaded the same day the implant is placed, while for some, it may take several months. That's why it's very important to have your case evaluated by your dentist.
Implants will last longer than any conventional prosthetic replacement (i.e. dentures and bridges), as long as they are kept clean by brushing and flossing.
Anyone with one or more missing teeth can be a candidate for implants. The single most important limiting factor is the amount of bone present.
Patients over 90 years of age have replaced loose dentures with implant-supported restorations. They are enjoying the benefits of easier chewing, speaking and a better quality of life.
You will look good and feel great
Tooth replacement is as close to natural teeth as possible
The only method of tooth replacement that preserves the jawbone
Preserves healthy adjacent teeth
Improved chewing function
You can eat anything you want
No loose dentures
The longer you wait, the faster your alveolar bone will migrate, resulting in the need for additional preparation of bone (i.e. bone graft) before implant placement. A common sign of bone resorption is when you notice your dentures are getting loose and require realignment at a higher frequency.
The cost will vary depending on the number of implants you need, the condition of your teeth and jawbone, and the type of replacement teeth required. Often the cost is not much more than the cost of permanent bridgework.
Some insurance companies do provide some coverage, but it is rare. Check with your benefits provider for full coverage details.