Dental implants have made a strong impact on modern dentistry, providing a highly viable solution for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth that is implanted into your jaw. The crown of the tooth rests directly on top like it would in normal circumstances to create a complete and natural looking replacement tooth – there’s no need for adhesive or other sealants.
Dental implants can replace:
- A single tooth
- Multiple teeth
- All of your teeth (implant dentures)
Candidates for Dental Implants
For any dental implant to be placed, there must be enough room and bone integrity for it. That is why a large majority of patients are not qualified candidates. Dental implants offer superior stability over other traditional options, thanks to evolving techniques which have the success rate up at 98%. They take time though- the entire process might last for months before your teeth will start feeling better again! The titanium post that was implanted into your jawbone needs some time before osseointegration can work – in this process, titanium fuses with nearby bone – leading you back to having strong teeth like we’re used too. Several months may also be required during this step as well; however long it takes should depend on how different or similar you want them fused together so they act just like real ones do when they come out of our gums.
Next, we place an abutment connector onto the titanium implant where a dental crown can be placed. The dental crown will be made specifically to blend in with your teeth for a complete realistic tooth that looks so close to a real tooth that friends, family, and strangers will not even be able to tell the difference.