The loss of a tooth is a bad experience for anyone, but not a rare occurrence. Fortunately, today’s dental patients have a number of excellent treatment options and dental implants are the new standard of tooth replacement preferred by renowned oral surgeons worldwide. These titanium dental implants are anchored into your jawbone to provide support to crowns or dentures. Since the dental implants are designed to fuse to the jawbone, they function exactly how a natural tooth root would function. The dental implants do not slip along your gum line since they are custom-designed for the best possible fit and appearance.
How are dental implants placed?
Some planning is required in order to start the dental implant procedure. With digital radiography and a 3D CT Scan, we scan your mouth using a technology known as “Cone Beam CT.” Armed with comprehensive data about the patient’s mouth, we can then plan where dental implants will be placed with a precise fit.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw. We then attach abutments to the posts, which are used to anchor the artificial crown or bridge to the titanium roots. The process may vary on each patient’s personal situation; depending on how many teeth are missing and require replacement.
Some of the reasons patients choose dental implants
One excellent reason to consider dental implants is that they last a lifetime and take the worry out of having to replace old prosthetic teeth. Patients often seek out dental implants when they experience one of the following:
- The patient hides his or her smile due to missing teeth.
- The patient wears uncomfortable dentures while eating.
- The patient already has partial dentures but wishes to have a permanent type of dental implant placed within the mouth.
It’s common for patients to choose dental implants over the alternatives. It ranges from replacing anything from a single tooth to the full mouth.