All About Dental Implants
What are dental implants? And how do they work?
Dental implants are just one of the options available to replace missing teeth. They are known for their strength as well as versatility in addressing a wide variety of cases. A single implant can support one replacement tooth, or multiple implants can support several restorations.
Dental implants work by utilizing the latest materials and techniques. The implants themselves consist of medical-grade biocompatible titanium that resembles a tapered screw. These implants are anchored into the jaw bone, thereby acting as a replacement root. Then the final restoration it’s placed on the top, visible portion of the implant.
Dental implants are so strong because of the natural healing process that occurs after placement. The surrounding bone actually grows into the grooves of the implant (a process called osseointegration)
What kind of restorations can implants support?
Implants are very versatile and can be used to support a variety of restorations. A single implant can support a single crown, or multiple implants can support larger restorations such as bridges and partials. Additionally, those who are missing all or most of their teeth may benefit by using implants to support a denture.
What are the advantages of implants over other options?
The main advantage of implants is stability. Since they mount securely into bone, they provide the ultimate foundation on which to place any variety of restoration. Especially compared to dentures, which are notorious for slipping out and shifting, dental implants allow you to bite, chew, and speak with confidence!
What are the requirements for receiving implants?
The main factor for determining implant viability is bone density. As people get older, bone density naturally decreases. It can become even more severe with the onset of conditions such as osteoporosis. In the jawbone especially, this may be even more severe when teeth are missing. For those interested in implants, we’ll use X-rays to verify the health of your bones using x-rays. We may require a bone graft to increase mass and strength before undergoing dental implant placement.
Get your evaluation now!
The only way to know if you are a candidate for dental implants is to receive an assessment from a qualified Dental expert. Our team is happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about the process or procedure. So please don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment.