The prosthetic replacement of natural teeth is known as a dental implant. A crown and root are the main components of natural teeth. An implant can be defined as a device inserted into the bone and the abutment (connector) or the overlying denture or crown. Implants, therefore, replace missing teeth in a jaw or provide support to a denture. The amount of bone available dictates the number of implants a patient will need. Dental implants make you look, function, and feel as if you have natural teeth. They allow you to smile with confidence. At Smiles of Groton we make sure that you feel confident by performing dental implant surgery in order to restore your smile.
Advantages of Dental Implants
One of the reasons you should consider having dental implants is the comfortable fit they offer, and the natural look they give. Dental implants look like your natural teeth in design, shape, and feel and you will be able to socialize with friends comfortably without the worry of dentures falling out or wondering how you look. Implants are reliable and long-lasting, and you can be sure that they will give a natural confident look. Dental implants have a high success rate. Implants improve your ability to eat and chew foods without any restrictions. Dental implants offer a reduction in bone resorption to maintain the shape of your jawbone and facial features.
What is Involved During Dental Implant Surgery?
The first step of doing an examination is that an implant made of titanium is placed on the jawbone and then left to heal. If the procedure is a single dental implant, the implant is placed, and an abutment attached. When the procedure is two-stage one implant is placed, covered in the gum tissue, and allowed to heal. During healing the implant fuses with the bone and a long-lasting foundation is made. It can be on a bridge, tooth, or several teeth attached to the abutment. In a single procedure, the final permanent impression is made, and will match your natural teeth.
The two-stage procedure involves performing surgery to reveal the implant so that the abutment is placed. The final stage is examination and fitting, a crown is attached to the abutment, and frequent visits to the dentist to ensure that the implants fit, are comfortable, and give a desirable look. To maintain the health of the implant, have regular dental visits so that monitoring of the implants is done.
How Long Does it Take to Get Implants?
The duration for getting dental implants varies, but the main factors are planning and evaluation, healing, surgical placements, and the final restorations. The process begins as soon as the implant is placed and goes all through the healing process, and finally placement.
If you would like to get dental implants, Smiles of Groton can help. We provide reliable services. When you have questions about dental implants or are ready to schedule a consultation, call us at (351) 251-1230.