What Are Implants?

About Dental Implants

Choose a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

Losing a tooth by accident or by extraction is not the end of the matter. When a tooth is missing, the resulting gap will allow nearby teeth to tilt or drift from their normal position, and the teeth above the gap will move downward.

Losing a tooth can lead to severe bite problems, causing jaw pain and headaches.Aside from the obvious cosmetic problem, the changed positions of these teeth can lead to severe bite problems, causing jaw pain and headaches.

Missing teeth should be replaced to keep other teeth in their normal position. This can be done with a fixed bridge or a dental implant by Dr. Pulgini. Both of these treatments offer a good functional and cosmetic result.

Dental Implants - what are they?

A dental implant is a titanium metal replacement for a root of a tooth that is surgically implanted in the jawbone.

As the body heals for approximately two to six months after the surgery, the bone around the implant fuses to the implant through a process called osseointegration.

After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures.

A dental implant is a titanium metal replacement for a root of a tooth that is surgically implanted in the jawbone. Dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth.

Types of Dental Implants

Several types are available. The American Dental Association considers both the endosteal and the subperiosteal implants to be acceptable. An important factor for selection is to determine whether your jawbone can adequately support the implant. Most dental implants placed today are endosteal root form fixtures (similar to a man-made tooth root).

The Dental Implant Process

At Commerce Village Dentists, we begin with a thorough evaluation of the patient's medical and dental history, followed by a full clinical examination of the entire mouth and missing tooth area. The clinical exam should also include specific X-rays. After assessing the patient, a comprehensive treatment plan can be devised. From that point, implants are surgically placed in the jawbone under local anesthesia.

The length of the healing time is based on the quality and quantity of bone, as well as the type of implant placed. After adequate healing is allowed to occur, the implant can be used to support a crown, bridge, or denture.

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