There are many treatment options for patients who lose or damage their teeth. These include dental bridges, dentures, and crowns. Which treatment is recommended depends on the nature of the issue and a patient’s overall oral health. When someone completely loses a tooth, though, they also lose the roots connected to that tooth. These roots are important because they help with the flow of nutrients into the jawbone. To help replace these roots and the tooth, dental implants may be the appropriate treatment.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small, biocompatible posts often made from titanium. They are inserted into the jawbone where the roots once were. After they are placed, the bone fuses to them, helping secure and stabilize them. Once the healing and fusing process is complete, the posts can be used to support treatments, such as dental crowns.
How is the Treatment Done?
Before we begin treatment, we will conduct a thorough evaluation of your oral health to determine if implants are appropriate for you. Once we decide to move forward with implants, we’ll start the plan by using dental technology, like 3D imaging, to get a model of your teeth, jawbone, and oral structures. This will allow us to create a precise placement map for the implants before the treatment. The placement takes two visits. At the first one, we’ll place the posts into your jawbone. Healing and fusing will take three to six months to complete. During the second visit, we’ll place dental crowns on the implants so you can have a complete smile.
Schedule a Consultation About Dental Implants with Us
Losing a tooth often means losing the important roots attached to it. Dental implants can help replace their function so you can maintain good oral health. To schedule an appointment or to find out more about how we can help you maintain healthy teeth, please contact us by calling 817-473-6227.