What are Dental Implants?
An implant is a simple, affordable way to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. It’s important to understand the anatomy of an implant to realize why it makes such a great tooth replacement. There are three main parts to a dental implant:
What’s the Procedure for Getting a Dental Implant?
There are a few steps in the process to have a dental implant replace a missing tooth or missing teeth.
The first step is always the most important: pre-operative planning. At Rowan Family Dentistry we use a 3D cone beam machine to take a 3D image of your jaws. This is to make sure you have the correct amount of bone, to determine the size of the implant and where to place it.
Surgical Implant Placement
Once we’ve made these decisions, the next step is the surgical procedure. The implant is placed into the jawbone, and then there’s a healing period. This period varies from person to person. Some people heal very quickly and have the abutment and crown placed within about three months, while in other patients it takes about six months. We will customize that treatment to meet your specific needs.
Osseointegration and Restoration
Once the implant has healed, it has accomplished what we call osseointegration. Osseointegration is where the bone of your jaws locks into the threads of your implant body and holds it in place, giving it a stable foundation so that it can support the function of chewing. Once osseointegration has occurred, then we place the implant abutment and the implant crown on top.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
There are lots of long-term benefits of dental implants:
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used to remedy a wide variety of tooth loss issues, and we can help determine whether they’re the best choice for you. If you meet all of the following criteria, you are most likely a candidate:
If you are considering dental implants, give us a call at (662) 598-0155 to schedule a consultation.
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