Dental implants bring stability, strength and durability to other dental restorations.
A dental implant is an titanium root that is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of a natural tooth. An artificial tooth is then attached to the implant, which will keep it secured into place.
The benefits associated to dental implants include the following:
- Replace a missing tooth without affecting the adjacent teeth
- Reduce the pain or occlusion problems associated with teeth moving into a hollow space
- Recover the patient’s smile and confidence
- Improve chewing, speech and digestion
- Restore or improve the support of facial tissues
- Add stability and comfort to a dental bridge or prosthesis (partial or complete)
The installation of dental implants require multiple visits scheduled in several months. The FAIRMOUNT DENTAL CENTER staff will recommend a treatment plan adapted to your condition.
Dental implants installation procedure
The dentist or specialist will proceed with a detailed exam and take x-rays of your head, jaw and teeth to find out if dental implants are appropriate for you.
Under local anesthesia, the implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gum line. The gum is stitched back. During the recovery phase, the implant will adapt to the bone tissue and adhere to the gum. This step may require a recovery of several months.
Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be needed to attach an abutment to the implant. The abutment is a piece that connects the implant to the replacement tooth. Under certain conditions, the installation of the implant and the abutment can be made in a single procedure.
After several weeks of recovery, the replacement teeth are made and attached to the abutment. The adjustment of the replacement teeth may require several visits.
After the treatment, you will receive instructions to ensure a prompt recovery and reduce the risk of complications. A good dental hygiene routine, healthy eating habits and regular dental check-ups will help preserve your implants in good condition for several years.
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