Dental implants are titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are typically placed during a minor surgical procedure At Smile Design Implant Centers. After the implant has been placed, a process known as osseointegration takes place. This is where the implant and jawbone fuse together. This creates a stable root system for your new tooth. A healing period is required to allow the implant to connect successfully with the jawbone. Once this healing process is complete, your dental implant will be strong enough to support an artificial tooth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Unlike traditional dentures, implants are surgically placed directly into the jawbone. The implant acts as an anchor for tooth replacement, which can be either a crown, bridge, or denture.
Implants provide several benefits. Unlike traditional dentures, implants prevent jawbone deterioration. The implant is made from titanium that fuses with the jawbone, acting as a replacement tooth root. This fusion creates a stable foundation for either a fixed or removable tooth. The fusion also helps to prevent facial sagging, which occurs when teeth are missing.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
There are a variety of factors that go into whether or not a patient is a good candidate for having dental implants. If you are healthy enough for routine dental checkups, you are likely in good enough health for dental implant placement. However, other factors may make you a better candidate than others.
Dental implants require healthy bone structure to be successful, so patients should have enough natural bone to hold an implant. If your jawbone has receded over time, a bone graft may be required to correct this issue and allow you to receive dental implants.
The Benefits of Implant Dentistry
Dental implants are the closest restoration option to your natural teeth. They can replace a single missing tooth, a row of teeth, or even all of your teeth. Your implant dentist will design your restoration to look natural and blend in with your smile, so no one will be able to tell that you have a prosthetic implant.
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone will begin to recede from lack of stimulation. This can cause your cheeks to look sunken, give you wrinkles, and make you look older than you are. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry treatment that can stop jawbone resorption.
Dental implants will also restore your chewing function and prevent jawbone degeneration. Because you can eat whatever you want with implants and don't have to worry about damaging your restoration, your lifestyle will improve.
To discover more about dental implants, visit Smile Design Implant Centers at 748 South Meadows Parkway #A8, Reno, NV 89521, or call (775) 924-1871.