A dental implant is a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Just like the roots of tooth, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once they have been surgically implanted. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework, or dentures by a variety of means. Dental implants are for patients of all ages and may be the right choice for people missing one, multiple, or even all of their teeth due to injury, defects, disease, or decay. They can even be an option for adolescents after puberty when the jaw stops growing.
There are numerous advantages of dental implants when compared to other dental procedures, like:
- Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, so no one can easily tell that your teeth aren’t real. This also gives you a boost of self confidence.
- Dental implants are fused to your bone, allowing you to speak normally without worrying that your teeth might slip, something that can happen with dentures.
- Because they become a part of you, dental implants are more comfortable, eliminating the discomfort that removable dentures cause.
- Dental implants also function like your own teeth, making it easier to eat.
- Dental implants are very durable and can last for years. They are also more convenient than dentures which have to be removed every now and then.
- Dental implants can help to reduce long term dental costs because they are practically permanent.
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Dental implants have an almost 100% success rate. Of course, the success of dental implants varies depending on where in the jaw they are placed, but with proper care dental implants can last a lifetime.
When you decide that dental implants are the right option for you, the first step in obtaining them is the development of an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. The plan is prepared by a team of professionals who are specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. The tooth implant made of titanium is placed on the bone socket of the missing tooth. The implant becomes securely embedded in the jaw as the jawbone gradually heals in about 6 to 12 weeks. After the implant is embedded in the jawbone, a small connector post called the ‘abutment’ is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. The dentist then makes impressions of your teeth and creates a model of your bite (which captures all of your teeth, their type, and arrangement). The new tooth or teeth is based on this model. A replacement tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment. Your dentist will also make sure that the color of your dental implants matches the color of your natural teeth. The implants look like natural teeth because they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.
Dental implants require the same post operative care that needs to be taken after any surgery. After that, they require the same care as real teeth. It is necessary to brush, floss, and maintain a healthy balanced diet to ensure that your implants do not give you any problems. You must also visit your dentist periodically after getting implants so that he or she can check for any oral disease and make sure your dental implants are not giving you any problems.
Dental implants are therefore an ideal and permanent solution to deal with tooth loss at any age.
About Joshua Hong DDS
At Joshua Hong DDS,we perform general dentistry with post-graduate school training in jaw joint rehabilitation, full-mouth reconstruction, and occlusion. We can do veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, tooth colored fillings, invisible braces, implant crown restorations, all-on-four restoration, dentures, teeth whitening, extractions and non-surgical tmj therapy. We do all this with a holistic approach. Joshua Hong DDS has a highly trained smile team. Dr Hong works with the best of the best. We don’t provide any dentistry that is not good enough for any of our family members. We have also created a spa like atmosphere and cater towards clients with anxiety. We do memory free dentistry.