When you lose teeth, it creates more problems than just leaving an unsightly gap in your smile. After the loss of the tooth, you will begin noticing that the surrounding jawbone begins to deteriorate without the root of the tooth to support and stimulate growth of bone. The adjoining teeth start drifting out of place and compromising your bite. They can also break the teeth in the future.
Traditional fixtures like dental bridges and dentures will not help in preserving the jawbone and often need replacement or repairs. You can enjoy a long-term solution along with a beautiful and natural-looking smile with dental implants.
Dental implants are designed to look similar to natural teeth. The biocompatible and decay resistant titanium post acts as a root and will stimulate bone growth. It will also provide you with a stable solution for biting. Dental implants cannot be removed, and therefore, you will not be required to worry about adhesives and embarrassing issues with slippages. With proper home care and regular maintenance, you can be assured that dental implants will last a lifetime and will also result in the saving of time and money for you.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Some of the advantages of dental implants include the following:
- They can save the jawbone.
- Implants do not need to be removed.
- They can save adjoining teeth.
- They do not require much maintenance.
- They allow you the ability to enjoy your foods.
- You will be able to speak with confidence.
- Your smile will look natural and beautiful.
- They are a long term solution.
- You keep your teeth in your mouth and not a jar.
A thorough examination will be conducted by the dentist prior to the dental implant procedure. The dentist will examine your teeth and the jawbone in order to get an assessment, whether the gums are healthy, and if you have enough bone properly to support an implant. Impressions and x-rays of your mouth will be taken to ensure the proper replacement of the implants. A local anaesthetic will be administered to minimize any pain and discomfort which you may feel. The dentist will then place the titanium post implant into the bone socket of the missing tooth. During the healing it will grow around the implant.
Sedation For Dental Implants
Sedation is also offered for those who may have anxiety about the procedure. A discussion with the doctor will help determine what type of sedation is best for you and the procedure.
The Healing Process
The healing process of the jawbone can take between 3 to 6 months because it lays a strong foundation for the replacement tooth to be placed. During this time, a small abutment tooth is attached to the implant during the healing process until the permanent crown is placed.
After the installation of the dental implants, most report little or no pain. Over-the-counter medication can be taken if you notice any soreness in the area. It is important for you to practice good oral hygiene after the procedure. This includes regular brushing, flossing and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash.
You must also remember to remain in regular touch with your dentist. As a patient if you practice proper oral hygiene and treat the dental implant with care you will find it is extremely durable and will last for a long time.
All-On-Four or All-On-Six Dental Implants
For those who have dentures or who are thinking of dentures, you may want to consider All-On-Four or All-On-Six dental implants. This is a full arch of teeth called a Fixed Hybrid Bridge that is screwed in to the implants. This is also referred to as denture stabilization.
Once the implants are placed, you can literally walk out with teeth in just one day. The teeth you leave with are called healing teeth and are temporary until the gums and bone have healed. When they have fully healed, the permanent teeth will then be attached to the implants.
Why Choose Us For Your Dental Implant Needs?
Here are a few reasons to choose us:
- Our team and equipment are all under one roof
- We can place the implants while you are fully sedated
- We go out of our way to make you completely comfortable
- You leave with a beautiful set of fully functioning teeth – all in One Day
If you are interested in single tooth implants or full arch replacement, then give us a call today for a consultation.