Best Dental Implants Solution
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants as we know them today were invented in 1952 by a Swedish orthopedic surgeon named Per-Ingvar Brånemark. Today, they are considered the standard of care for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth in dentistry.
A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over the span of a few months. The dental implant acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. In turn, this “artificial tooth root” serves to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Having a dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has great stability.
The process of fusion between the dental implant and jawbone is called “osseointegration.” Most dental implants are made of titanium, which allows them to integrate with bone without being recognized as a foreign object in our body. Over time, technology and science have progressed to greatly improve the outcomes of dental implant placement. Today, the success rate for dental implants is close to 98%.
3 Types Of Dental Implants
Replacing A Single Tooth: Use A Single Dental Implant
You will meet with one of our dental implant experts to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants (keep reading to find out what qualifies you as one). If so, a custom treatment plan will be created.
The post will be placed within your jawbone using surgical-guided technology. You should not feel pain during this procedure, and we will make sure you are comfortable throughout. The healing time for your post to fuse with your bone is typically 3 to 4 months.
Once healed, your new custom-designed crown is connected to your post with an abutment. Your new tooth will look and feel just like your surrounding teeth.
Unlike other restorations, a single tooth dental implant replaces your entire missing tooth from root to crown.
If you have one missing tooth or multiple that are not adjacent to each other, then a single tooth dental implant may be your best option.
Replacing Several Teeth: Use An Implant-Supported Bridge
Typically, a bridge consists of two crowns on either side of your missing tooth gap with an artificial tooth held by those crowns in between.
Now, instead of having the crowns attach to teeth, an implant-supported bridge has crowns that connect to dental implants.
The process is similar to a single tooth dental implant. However, the teeth missing in the middle of the gap will not receive a dental implant.
The benefits of an implant-supported bridge are you can securely replace multiple missing teeth in a row – without the cost of replacing each tooth.
The downside is that not all teeth will receive an implant, and therefore you will lose some bone mass.
Replacing All Your Teeth: Use An Implant-Retain Denture
denture is an artificial arch of teeth. It rests on your gum line and gives you the appearance of a full set of teeth. The problem with traditional dentures is they are removable, which means they can slip, slide, click, fall out, and make daily tasks uncomfortable like eating and talking.
To fix this problem, you can permanently secure your denture with dental implants.
How Does It Work?
Our implant specialists will strategically place four dental implants along your arch. While they heal, your current denture may be modified so it can be worn without disrupting the healing process.
Once healed, you will receive a new, custom denture that fastens to the dental implants. The result is a permanent, secure denture custom-designed to fit your facial aesthetics.
If you wear dentures, this may be the solution to all your denture problems. And if you have a lot of missing teeth, this may also be an excellent option to restore your smile and confidence.
Thank you for reading this article and check back frequently for other dental health articles. Should you have any questions, please contact Apple Tree Dental today!
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