What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implants can come in several forms, but the most common form is a titanium tooth root surgically inserted into the jawbone. Dental implants are much stronger and can last a very long time. They are commonly used as one of the best options for tooth replacement.
Prevent Premature Aging With Dental Implants
It is not uncommon for people to lose a tooth, or even multiple teeth, for different reasons. Dental disease or accidental injury are common causes of tooth loss.
While a bridge or dentures are longstanding solutions for replacing teeth, and may even be the best options for some patients, La Costa Dental considers dental implants to be the ideal replacement procedure, in large part for reason relating to bone loss and early aging.
Bones need stimulation to stay strong. Your teeth stimulate your jawbone during chewing. When a tooth is lost, the stimulation in that area of the jaw stops. As a result, the body reabsorbs the bone that held the tooth in place. This reduces the jawbone and significantly ages your facial features.
Preventing jawbone resorption after tooth loss requires stimulation of the bone tissue. Dental implants provide that stimulation by becoming a part of your jawbone and transmitting the forces of chewing to your jaw. So dental implants do more than just simply replace a tooth – they also preserve your smile and prevent the onset of early aging.
Are you considering a dental implant? Review the infographic below to understand what’s involved in the process. Whether you’re missing a tooth, require a complete set of teeth, or have loose dentures, dental implants can restore the enjoyment and confidence you once had when eating and smiling.
The timeline for getting dental implants varies from patient to patient. It depends on the extent of the work that needs to be done and the condition of bone into which the implant will be placed. Implant treatment can take from as few as two appointments up to 12-18 months for extensive treatment.
During this stage, the patient meets with the dentist to create a personalized treatment plan.
At this time, the dentist will check the patient’s medical history and complete pre diagnostic measures to prepare for surgery.
The dentist will place the implants into the jaw. Temporary crowns are placed at this time and must be worn until the implants heal.
Post operative visits
After surgery, your dentist will follow up to remove sutures.
Once the implants have healed, they are uncovered to take impressions for the final crowns or denture. The final teeth are delivered and cemented 4-8 weeks after implants have healed.
What Are The Advantages Of Dental Implants?
● Improved appearance
● Improved speech
● Improved comfort
● Easier eating
● Improved self-esteem
● Improved oral health