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What’s a Dental Implant?
An implant is a restorative option that replaces a missing tooth in the mouth. Alternatively, implants can be used to hold onto bridge work and even complete dentures so that the appliance doesn’t fall out throughout the day. Implants work with your body, since they naturally fuse with underlying bone in a few months. They don’t require that any of your surrounding teeth be filed, compromised or damaged in any way.
Why would Dental Implants be necessary?
The most common reason for needing or even wanting an implant is because you’re missing one or more teeth. Rather than compromise your natural, healthy teeth, the implant acts on its own and is securely stabilized in the jaw. This prevents it from moving, and most implants can last for three or more decades without needing repair or full replacement. The procedure is quick and the heal time is minimal when compared to how long you can expect implants to last.
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Who is a candidate for the Dental Implant surgery?
In order for the implant to heal correctly, you need enough supporting bone structure. If you don’t have enough bone in the jaw area due to some form of bone loss, we’ll suggest a bone grafting technique that builds the area. Once healed, the implant can then be placed without becoming loose or damaged. Likewise, you should be healthy enough to undergo this type of oral surgery.
What occurs during surgery for Dental Implants?
The surgery can be done under either local or general anesthesia as requested. For multiple implants, we may suggest general sedation so that the procedure can be easier and more comfortable for you. We begin by creating a minuscule incision through the gums. The implant’s titanium post is then drilled into the bone until it is deep enough to fuse fully with the surrounding structure. You will find that it takes anywhere from about six months to a year for the implant to heal fully. Next, we’ll make a crown, bridge or complete set of dentures for the implants placed.
If you think you might want dental implants and are ready to learn more about the procedure, call us today so that we can further answer your questions.