Using Dental implants for replacing missing teeth.
What exactly is a dental implant?
Dental implants are man made teeth, and are most often made of a titanium screw like structure that acts as the root of a tooth. They are highly durable and are able to integrate well with the body. It is a wonderful option for people who do not wish to have something removable when replacing missing teeth.
Why should I get a dental implant?
Generally, a missing tooth can affect your overall health and well-being. When you have missing teeth, you increase your risk of bone loss, TMJ issues, and having a misaligned bite. It is likely that the remaining teeth you have shall also begin to shift due to there being excess space, which can lead to further damage of your remaining teeth.
Tooth implants will replace teeth permanently without the worry of having to take something in an out of your mouth or getting decay. Implants can replace one tooth or they can replace all of your teeth.
If you already have dentures, dental implants can help support and keep your dentures stable. They can also support an entire arch of upper or lower teeth that are fixed to the mouth and are never removed.
The dental implant procedure from start to happy smile.
Dr. Schultz herself does not place implants. She works with many high trained specialists that place the actually implant portion in your mouth. She is happy to have you come to her office for consult to go over the many options of replacing missing teeth. If implants are the best option for you, she will work closely with a specialist. After Your implant is placed. There is a healing process that can last anywhere from 3-9 months depending on your situation. After the specialist has given the ok, Dr. Schultz will place the connection (an abutment) and prosthesis. This can be a crown, bridge, or even an entire arch of teeth. After placement, it is important to visit our dental office for regular cleanings, to make sure the implant is healthy as well as the rest of your teeth!