What are Implants?
Implants are a revolutionary technology that helps to replace missing dentition without compromising surrounding teeth. Implants are inserted deep into the bone of the jaw where they are able to fuse with the bone in a few short months. Once bonded, the implant can hold onto crowns, bridge work, dentures and other appliances as needed. Implants are a great way to enhance your smile and oral functionality.
Why are Implants needed?
Implants are typically needed if you’re missing one or more of your teeth. The implant is responsible for holding onto crowns, bridges and even full dentures. They can last for decades, so they’re a relatively permanent solution to many of your dental problems. They are not removable, so you won’t need to worry about taking them out or how to care for them long-term.
Who is a candidate for Implants?
Implants require solid bone mass to fuse properly. If you have bone loss issues, we’ll advise a bone grafting before the implants can be placed. Likewise, you should be healthy enough to undergo an oral surgery. The majority of patients who want or even need implants can have the procedure done safely.
What happens during the Implant procedure?
We begin the procedure by administering sedation to make the surgery comfortable for you. The implant is then inserted deep into the bone of the jaw after an incision has been made through the gums. You will be given important aftercare instructions that help ensure that the implant fuses with the bone and heals successfully. Once the implant has been given time to bond naturally, we’ll make a crown, bridge or denture for the restoration that will be placed at a later time. The procedure itself is relatively straightforward and provides you with a beautiful full smile that is incredibly resilient and long-lasting. Your healed implants will require no special treatment or care once they’ve been given time to fuse with the bone.
If you think you might need or want implants, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.