Dental Care & Orthodontics
Dental Implant Options
- Today, dental science has progressed to the point where a missing tooth can be replaced with one that is almost as good as the original. A traditional fixed bridge remains an option as does the newer dental implant.
- Implants have many advantages. They will neither decay nor need a root canal treatment and are strong options for people who lack the back teeth necessary for anchoring bridges. Implants are also effective for replacing sets of teeth lost as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or congenital deformities of the mouth or jaw.
The process of Dental Implants
- Patients receiving implants will go through three to six months of treatment. This time frame includes a complete review of your medical and dental history, a full examination and x-ray of your mouth, and an evaluation of the structure and density of your jawbone.
- Follow-up treatment would involve the choice of titanium posts, based on the quality and quantity of your jaw ridges, the implanting of the chosen metal rods
A healing period of osseointegration ensues, during which bone cells grow around the base of the posts and stabilize the implants.
Finally, we will make and place the crowns, bridges, or dentures that will top the posts.