Many people have now heard about dental implants, but do not know what they are. So what are they?
A dental implant is a prosthetic root that can be placed into a patient’s mouth to replace single or sometimes even multiple teeth depending on an individual’s situation. Dental implants can also be used to help make dentures more comfortable and stable. Dental implants have become an increasingly popular choice by many patients and doctors alike to replace missing teeth and stabilize dentures.
* Looks like a natural tooth
* Teeth next to the implant do not have to be worked on to replace the tooth
* The implant stays in the mouth and does not need to be removed for cleaning
* Implant can be treated like a normal tooth while eating, brushing and flossing
* Very predictable procedure with a high success rate
As with any good thing, it takes some time. This time is needed to make sure the bone has plenty of time to heal if a tooth had to be removed and to check and make sure the bone is properly attaching to the implant. The checks and healing time help ensure a successful treatment. Once the implant is planned and started, it can take 4-7 months before the final restoration is placed.
Dental implants are a fantastic option for replacing missing teeth and to make dentures more comfortable. Implants can be used in many situations and should be given consideration in a treatment plan to have a healthy and functional mouth.
At Davidson Family Dentistry, we have been involved with dental implants for many years and while they are a more expensive restoration, our patients who have elected this option have been very pleased with their decision. All five of the dentists at Davidson Family Dentistry have been trained and do dental implant restorations.
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Your Davidson Family Dentistry TeamPosted November 4th, 2015