Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Hong and her associates. Your questions and concerns are important to us. Out team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental implants are metal anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are attached to the implant to provide stable anchors in the gums for replacement teeth.
The placement of dental implants usually involves a one stage procedure. First, implants are placed within your jawbone and a temporary post is placed that will emerge from the gums. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person (two to six months) and is based on a variety of factors that include quality of bone and overall health. You should be able to wear temporary dentures or other tooth replacement options during the healing phase. In some cases, a temporary tooth may be placed on the implant immediately after they are placed.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Your general dentist will take an impression of your mouth so that a crown can be fabricated. Posts or attachments are connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.