With dental technology constantly evolving and changing, dental implants have become the go-to for many patients. If you’re completely missing a tooth or are looking for a way to keep your denture securely in place without the need for adhesives, implants are the best option for you. These permanent appliances are placed in the jaw bone and fuse naturally with the bone over time. The implant can be securely snapped onto a denture plate or a dental crown can be placed on top to replace an area where a natural tooth was extracted or fell out.
All About Dental Implants
Dental implants are made out of surgical-grade titanium, which is safely used in the human body. Implants rely on a process that is known as osseointegration. This involves your jaw bone fusing with the titanium implant post, providing a secure abutment for crowns and dentures. The implant procedure is done quickly and is surgically-guided for better success of implantation. We can consult with you prior to the procedure to answer your questions regarding surgery and what you should expect.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
The majority of patients who would like a dental implant can safely and easily have them placed. The process of osseointegration relies on quality bone structure in the area where the implant will be placed. For this reason, a bone graft may be required if there is not enough mass to support the implant. If you have bone density problems or a disorder that affects your bone density, you may not be a good candidate for the procedure. The same can be said about patients who are unable to heal fully and quickly after surgery. We can determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure with the help of x-rays and an exam.
Your new dental implant will improve the fullness and beauty of your natural smile. There is no reason to make do with a missing tooth or go with other, more invasive procedures that compromise surrounding teeth. Implants are easy to place and because they are permanent, they won’t need to be replaced or repaired years after the actual surgery. Here at Fit to Smile Dental, our goal is to provide you with a gorgeous smile that you can feel proud to show off. We know the benefits of dental implants and are happy to share these benefits with you when needed.