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Dental implants are one of the most advanced procedures offered by modern dentistry. They are natural-looking replacements that are permanently placed in the jaw to act as artificial roots. After 35 years of intensive worldwide research and success rates approaching 95%, implants are considered as the "standard of care."
Even if you are wearing a full or partial denture at this time, implants can improve the retention of the denture and preserve the jawbones for better aesthetics. In fact, many patients who have received dental implants comment that they have significantly improved the quality of their lives, they feel more confident and are comfortable when eating. Implants have eliminated several problems associated with dentures or missing teeth.
When teeth are lost, it is often difficult to replace their functional and aesthetic features. The bone that surrounds and supports the root of our teeth is called the alveolar bone. When a tooth is removed, the alveolar bone recedes, causing bridges or dentures to be unstable. Consequently, the bone is lost because there is no anchorage.
Dental implants are metal or ceramic devices that replace the root of the natural tooth. The alveolar bone grows around the implant. This process reduces the recession of the alveolar bone, allowing for natural-looking prosthetic teeth to be attached to the implant. The support of the implant allows for proper functioning and beautiful teeth. The process may take 3-6 months, depending on the type of implant.
Placement surgery 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 2 to 6 months
Uncovering implants implants are uncovered and extensions are attached to complete the foundation.
Wait two weeks
Placing tooth ("crown") an impression will be taken of the implant fixture and new teeth/crowns are 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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