How Dental Implants Work

Health Benefits Of Dental Implants:

  • In addition to their many aesthetic advantages, Dental implants allow for the replacement of one or multiple teeth without affecting the adjacent teeth.
  • Additionally, implants can support a bridge and eliminate the need for removable partial dentures.
  • Finally, dental implants can help preserve the integrity of your mouth and face by supporting gum, cheeks, lips and jawbone structure.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants take the place of missing teeth. These replacements are comprised of three parts:

  • Crown: The tooth-like part of the implant, usually made of ceramic material, designed to look like a natural tooth.
  • Connector: Sometimes called an “abutment,” the connector is used to secure the tooth-like crown of the implant to its base, and is often hexagonal or octagonal in shape.
  • Base: A titanium screw that fuses with natural bone to provide a safe, stable base.

The Procedure:

Firstly, the implant (the part that replaces the root), is placed into your jaw bone.

Over the next 3 months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your new tooth. During those 3 months, you can have a temporary tooth replacement option (such as a temporary bridge or denture) that can be worn over the implant site.

Occasionally, a second step of the procedure is necessary to uncover the implant and attach a healing cap. This temporary healing cap completes the foundation on which your new tooth will be placed.

Finally, a replacement tooth called “crown” is created for you by your dentist and attached to a small metal or ceramic post, called “abutment”.

The tooth is then attached to the post in the implant. This is the point where it will feel like a new natural tooth, achieving the look and chewing capacity you were hoping for.

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  • Improved Appearance
  • Confidence Boost
  • Comfortable Chewing
  • Worry-Free Eating
  • Natural Appearance
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