For people who have lost teeth, dental implants can provide them with a way to replace them. The implant itself is a false root or anchor that is constructed out of man-made materials, typically titanium.
Three stages exist to implanting teeth.
Initially, the implant is secured to the jaw via surgery. 90 to 120 days must pass in order to provide time for osseointegration, or bone fusion, to occur.
A post, otherwise called an abutment, is affixed to the implant, which sticks out through the gum. A newly-minted false tooth is then affixed to this protrusion.
Based on the circumstances, these implants can either be a part of a bridge or crown, or it can be the foundation for a complete set of dentures. It may take as many as 9 to 12 months for the entire process to be finished, but it is usually very successful.
On occasion, certain people do not have enough bone left in their jaws due to resorption to support an implant. In a lot of instances, man-made bone can be developed and inserted to provide for the successful implantation of these devices.
For those people who already have dentures, implants are very beneficial because they can provide the foundation for the dentures without the loss of additional bone.
Some people will not be able to get dental implants. Specific conditions might cause the implants to fail. Some of these conditions are: too much alcohol, smoking, teeth grinding (also known as chronic bruxism), diabetes, or people who do not practice good oral hygiene.
For those who have a lot of missing teeth, dental implants can give them hope for a new smile. For those who have lost only a couple of teeth, implants have specific advantages to returning the mouth to the way it used to be. In order to see if you are a candidate for dental implants, you will have to visit a dentist for an exam, x-rays, castings, and measurements. To ask any questions or to set up an appointment, contact us now at 949-768-4949 or online at www.SmileAgainDentist.com. We are located in Laguna Hills, CA, 92653.