After a tooth is lost, to prevent the deterioration of the jaw bone, a permanent replacement is needed. A dental implant acts as an anchor for a replacement tooth, making it easier to eat and to maintain a healthy smile. As the anchor heals and the tooth is placed in the anchor, the dental implant is secure and durable, allowing you to clean it similar to your natural teeth.
The procedure begins with a titanium post, that is fitted into the jaw bong. For a time period of six weeks to six months, the bone around the implant will fuse together, allowing for a secure foundation for a replacement tooth. Once the bone around the post has healed, a new replacement tooth can be placed onto the implant.
What is a dental implants?
A dental implant is best known as a permanent replacement tooth. Dental implants last a long time, and are always indistinguishable from your natural teeth. If you are missing one or several teeth, a consultation with Dobson Ranch Dental Care is the best option for you. During one of our consultations, we will assist you in your decision to pursue a healthy and long lasting smile.
Are dental implants the right choice?
Dental implants are the best option for those who wish to replace missing teeth without the desire to wear dentures. Dental implants fill gaps created by missing teeth and help to maintain a healthy jaw, supporting adjacent teeth. The use of dental implants helps to precent bone loss and the shifting of teeth, which can result in misalignment, chewing problems, and changes in facial structure.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants work by mirroring the natural tooth’s root, bonding the titanium post to the jaw bone, which fuse together. As with many major oral surgeries, the dental surgeon completes a comprehensive examination and consultation that includes, X-rays, creating molds, and finally providing expert dental care and compassion.
What is the procedure’s timeline?
In order for the dental implant process to work properly, a titanium post needs to fuse to the bone of the jaw. In order to ensure that the bone and the titanium post fuse properly, several months is required for the healing process.
Are dental implants are right for me?
To discover if dental implants are the right choice for you, contact us today at Dobson Ranch Dental Care to schedule a consultation. Our experienced staff and friendly dentists will advise you on the best option for you.