What is a Dental Implant?
For those seeking a permanent solution to their tooth loss and who are unwilling to go the traditional denture route, dental implants can be a perfect solution for you. Dental implants provide a permanent anchor point for all kinds of dental appliances. Most people prefer them over traditional dentures because they do not come with all of the issues that traditional dentures have like slipping or having to use adhesives. Why not come see us today at Dynamic Dental Care to find out more information? We are always here for you.
Dental Implant Information
For those people who are weighing their options with regard to artificial teeth, dental implants are a perfect option. While there is a great deal of misinformation available, we have all of the details concerning dental implant placement and the benefits of dental implants.
There are three distinct sections to each implant. The implant is the section screwed into the bone to provide a strong anchor point. The second piece is the abutment, which is the section screwed into the implant, providing a support for the crown. The crown is the last piece of the implant and resembles the patient’s natural tooth in shape, size, and color.
Dental Implant Placement
Implants eventually become part of the bone as it fuses with the jawbone. It may take quite a while for the complete healing to take place, but once it is completely healed, the bridge or denture can be secured to the implant. No gel or creams are necessary to make the denture adhere to the gum lines. They are a permanent fixture in the patient’s mouth, remaining in place while speaking or eating.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Dental Implants?
Those patients who have strong bone structure and healthy gums are the best candidates to receive dental implants. Patients should also have a healthy oral hygiene regimen. With the implants anchored to the jawbone, it is also vital that patients have enough bone mass to support them.
Dental Implant Types
Most patients fail to realize there are different kinds of dental implants. Any of them can provide a solid solution to the patients seeking artificial teeth. We offer single tooth implants for patients only needing to replace one missing tooth, and multiple tooth implants for individuals that have several missing teeth. Our staff can provide patients with a thorough examination and a recommendation for which implant would best suit their situation.
The most frequently placed dental implant is the endosteal implant. These are embedded into the bone of the upper and lower jaw. The gum tissue will heal over the implant. Once this has occurred and enough time has passed, the abutment is placed on the implant. At that point either a single artificial tooth can be placed on it or a permanently fixed denture can be put on it.
The other type of implant is a subperiosteal implant which is helpful when a traditional implant cannot be placed due to lack of bone mass. This involves placing a metal framework across the bone structure allowing it to fuse together. The posts are then secured to the metal framework rather than a post screwed into the jawbone.
Come find out more about dental implants at our Dynamic Dental Care clinic. We are also available by phone at (509) 466-2587. If you have any questions feel free to call us today to schedule your consultation appointment.