Dental implants are a permanent restorative solution that can be used to replace missing teeth. They are surgically implanted into the jawbone and act as prosthetic teeth, restoring tooth function and appearance.
Dental implants are an amazing way to fix your smile and restore your self-confidence. They can give you back your full, beautiful smile, which will allow you to talk, laugh, and smile without embarrassment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants, which are also known as artificial roots, are a permanent restoration option. They are designed to last a lifetime and don’t require any special care or maintenance. Unlike dental bridges and dentures, they won’t slip out of place or come loose at the most inconvenient times.
Unlike bridges and dentures, the implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone. This creates a stable foundation for the restoration and ensures that your restoration won’t come loose or slip out of place.
Another reason why dental implants are popular is that they restore the full functionality and appearance of a tooth. They won’t affect your speech or affect your biting or chewing patterns. They also help prevent jawbone deterioration and gum recession, which tend to be common problems with tooth loss.
Procedure of Implants
First, the dentist will evaluate the patient’s bone health. Often, a simple X-ray is used to determine whether the patient is a good candidate for dental implants.
In some cases, a bone graft or sinus augmentation procedure may be required if the patient does not have enough bone density.
The dentist will place the implant into the jawbone. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, and the patient will be given anesthesia to numb the area.
The jawbone will need to heal after the placement of the implant. This process can take anywhere from 3-6 months, depending on the patient.
The dentist will work with the patient throughout the process. This includes placing a temporary tooth while the jawbone heals.
Once the jawbone has healed, the patient will return to the dentist’s office. The dentist will place an abutment, or connector, on top of the implant. This is the part that will connect the implant to the artificial tooth. In the subsequent appointment, the dentist places the artificial prosthesis on the abutment, providing a functional tooth to the patient.
How to care for implants?
Brushing and flossing with braces is very similar. Simply brush and floss daily to prevent gum inflammation. When flossing, thread the floss between each tooth and under the gum line. Gently scrape along the gum line to remove plaque buildup. Avoid staining your teeth by drinking dark beverages through a straw.
The dentist and the team are happy to explain the dental treatments offered at the practice in detail. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to give Denist in Atlanta GA a call at (404) 255-4575 and schedule a consultation.