We offer dental implants, which can restore your smile and support crowns, bridges, as well as other prosthetic replacements which look and feel like your natural teeth.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a metal framework or pole in which dentists can place artificial teeth. Dental implants offer the root structure necessary for artificial crowns and teeth. This assures the most secure and durable final outcomes for many cosmetic and restorative dentistry options.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
- Increased dental health
- Act the same as natural teeth
- The process doesn't harm surrounding teeth
- Greater self-confidence and improved self-esteem
- More comfortable than other treatment options choices
- Helps you chew food more effectively
- Allows you to speak more clearly
- Fully rejuvenated smile
Dental Implant Procedure
When preparing you for the dental implants treatment, we will recommend prescription drugs and oral hygiene measures to prepare your gums and jaw. There are two types of implants, endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are drilled into the jawbone while subperiosteal implants are positioned in the gum tissue to offer support for bridges and crowns.
We will recommend the type of implant that is best for you based on your specific needs and your dental health.
In case you have some of the natural teeth remaining, it is possible they'll be removed before the treatment process. During the treatment, tiny holes are then made in your jawbone using a dentist's drill. These holes are where the implants will be fitted. This concludes the first operation. This procedure can take around half an hour. Temporary partial or full dentures will be offered to you while your bone and gum tissues heal.
After the bone tissue has healed sufficiently, a small surgery then joins the posts to the implants, where your artificial teeth will sit. In this second process, your gum tissue is opened up again, the posts are attached, and the gum tissue has been closed around the posts.
The posts can be placed in the first surgery, but patients usually do not like the general look of the posts protruding through their gums with no artificial teeth and prefer to receive it done in a different operation.
Your gums will be left to heal for one or two weeks prior to dental impressions being created from the mouth and any remaining teeth. These impressions will be used to make crowns, the realistic looking artificial teeth, that will restore your smile and dental health.
This procedure involves cutting open the gum and securing your dental implants into your gums instead of a jaw bone.These implants normally require a longer healing period and therefore are made for patients who have experienced considerable bone loss in their own jaw. After the gums are treated, metal poles and also the abutment will protrude from your teeth, in preparation for the positioning of the crowns. The practice of preparing the crowns is exactly the same as in the endosteal process.
After your Dental Implant Procedure
You may experience discomfort or pain for a short period of time. Patients can expect swelling in the gums after the procedure and may be requested to eat soft foods for a range of days. We'll recommend over-the-counter or prescription drugs to deal with any pain.
After the incision site heals and your dental implants are all prepared, your permanent crown or bridge is going to be attached to each of the implants' anchor points to provide you with a more beautiful smile.
Dental implants are advantageous for many reasons including improved appearance, improved speech, and improved oral health. Dental implants replace tooth roots which offer a sturdy base for replacement teeth. Dental implants can have a success rate of up to 94% and can last a lifetime if correctly cared for! Call Lamb Family Dental at 208-344-6300 today!