Dental Implant Cost & Overview
Dental implants are one option for replacing missing or badly diseased teeth. A dental implant offers comfort and stability and by virtue of the artificial tooth it supports, is a restoration that is the closest thing to a natural tooth.
Implants are manufactured “anchors” that looks like cylinders or screws. They are artificial replacements for natural tooth roots. Implants are used in upper and lower jaws. These dental implants are made of surgical grade titanium compounds. There are no known allergies to this metal and it has been proven to be very safe as an implant material.
The reason it is so important to replace the tooth root as well as the visible part of the tooth (crown) is that natural tooth roots preserve the bone. When teeth are missing, the bone that previously supported those teeth melts away, or deteriorates. This process is called bone resorption. The impact of deteriorating bone from complete tooth loss includes collapsed facial profiles, lost lip support, increased wrinkles around the mouth and the appearance of a pointed nose and chin that are too close together.
However, the bone can be preserved by replacing missing tooth roots with dental implants. Since the bone actually forms a strong bond to the implants, they can serve the same functions as natural tooth roots: a strong foundation for biting and chewing, and stimulation for the bone to hold it in place.
Are implants successful?
Implants, as we know them today, have been in existence for at least twenty-five years. For the last ten years, however, success rates at many treatment centers are consistently over 95% with proper personal and professional care. Few forms of medical, orthopedic or dental treatment have such high success rates.
What is the procedure like?
There are actually two phases to implant dentistry.
With great care, implants are placed into the jawbone. The gum tissues are then closed and the healing phase begins. This may take anywhere from 3-6 months. Sometimes, the implants may be put to use immediately.
Creating and fixing the new tooth or teeth to the implant structure. Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth or your dentures.
How long will it take?
Most implant supported dentures cases are completed in three to four days. For other situations, the complete process may take anywhere from 4-8 months, based on where the implants are placed and the type of restoration you desire.
How do I take care of my implants?
Normal routine home care and professional cleaning visits are required. It is important to know that every 3-6 months; you will need to have a routine hygiene treatment and evaluation.
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