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A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a tooth or bridge. It will replace a missing tooth or teeth, and will look and feel like your own.
Dental implants can:
Replace one or more missing tooth without affecting the natural teeth.
Provide support for a complete denture making it more stable and comfortable.
Replace all the missing teeth in the jaw with fixed artificial teeth eliminating the need for a complete removable denture.
Dental implant will:
Enhance your appearance and restore your beautiful smile.
Improve your quality of life and your confidence.
Dental implants are a safe and predictable way to replace one or more missing teeth, and prevent the loss of bone and gums that takes place after tooth loss. Bite, chew, laugh, and smile with confidence!
The first step in the dental implant process is the evaluation of the case, by a radiographic and clinical exam. This is followed by the development of an individual treatment plan.
Patients who have a strong bone density of the jaw are considered good candidates for dental implant.
Some patient may need a bone graft procedure if the jaw bone is not enough dense to receive an implant. The bone graft procedure may be completed during or before the implant placement.
Some other patient may not qualify for a dental implant but may be eligible for alternative treatments such as fixed bridges or removable partial dentures.
If you are qualifying candidate for implants there will be several visits to the dental office to complete the implant treatment.
Dental implant must fuse to the Jawbone prior to teeth being connected to them. This may take several weeks or a few months depending on the type of implant, the bone density and medical history. Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, an adapter will be connected to the implant called abutment. The abutment connects the implant to the replacement tooth or teeth whether a single crown or to a set of dentures.
»Dental implants reduce the load on the remaining oral structures/teeth by offering independent support and retention to crowns, bridgework and overdentures. »Dental implants preserve natural tooth tissue by avoiding the need to cut down adjacent teeth for conventional bridgework. »Dental implants will preserve bone and significantly reduce bone resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone height. »Dental implants have been shown to reduce the need for subsequent restorative intervention of adjacent teeth. »Long-term data on implants suggest that implants last for a much longer time than conventional restorations on teeth. »Loose fitting dentures can be replaced with improved support, stability and retention with implant overdentures. »Overdentures will help control/improve facial contours that result in minimizing premature wrinkles. »Implant overdentures may allow you to chew your food better and speak more clearly. Many studies have shown that overdentures contribute to improved chewing efficiency and speaking, compared to full dentures.
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