If you’ve experienced partial or tooth loss, your dentist may recommend getting dental implants. Implants are tiny titanium screws that support dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. When inserted into the bone or under the gums, implants fuse with your tissues to become a part of you. As a result, they offer excellent stability and permanence that’s far superior to other restorations.
If you’re missing some of your teeth and are interested in dental implants services, please call Salem Dental Group to schedule a consultation with our dentist. Remember, teeth replacement is best undertaken soon after tooth loss. If not, you may experience the long-term effects of tooth loss, including bone atrophy, bite collapse, speech difficulties, and low self-confidence.
Dental implants are broadly categorized as follows:
Dental implants services are personalized to fit the needs of the patient. As such, the treatment process may vary depending on the uniqueness of your requirements. For example, if you have loose teeth due to gum disease and require teeth replacement, the dentist begins by extracting these first.
To place a dental implant, the dentist administers anesthesia to ensure a safe and relaxed experience for the patient. Dental implant surgery is usually performed under deep sedation.
The dentist then makes an incision in your gums to reach the bone. Using a dental drill, the dentist makes holes in your jawbone and then places the implants into these holes. Finally, the dentist sutures the incision in your gums.
Healing after dental implant surgery typically lasts several months. During this period, the implants fuse with your bone tissue, a process known as osseointegration.
After complete osseointegration, the dentist performs a second less invasive surgery during which they place the abutment or connector posts. Some implant systems don’t require this step. Finally, the dentist completes your smile transformation journey by capping the implant with a crown, denture, or dental bridge.
Tooth implants become an integral part of you and require the same care you give your natural teeth. Here’s what you must remember after you undergo dental treatment:
While tooth implants last a lifetime, the restorations they support may require replacing if they become worn out. Generally, crowns have a lifespan of between 15 to 20 years.
As their name suggests, immediate load implants allow for the placement of temporary teeth immediately after implant surgery. If the gaps in your teeth are easily noticeable, immediate load implants can alleviate some of your self-consciousness.
Mini implants are smaller than conventional implants. Mini implants are usually preferred for stabilizing a lower dental arch or denture.
All-On-4 treatment is an innovative technique that uses four tooth implants to support an entire dental arch. If you’ve lost all your teeth, All-On-4 treatment allows you to complete teeth replacement faster.
Significant advantages of implants include:
Are you ready to renew your smile after tooth loss? Please call Salem Dental Group to enjoy patient-tailored dental treatment services.