Dental implants are known to be the most reliable teeth restorations. They are composed of a highly-durable ceramic crown that acts as the prosthetic tooth and a Titanium stud that replaces the tooth root. Dentists highly recommend implants to patients who look for a reliable and long-lasting option to restore their lost teeth.
Why are implants highly recommended?
Strength: Implants are, by far, the strongest tooth restorations. Since they are made from highly sturdy and durable materials, the chances of an implant breaking or snapping off is minimal.
Stability: After fixing the implant in place, the jawbone grows around it and adheres well to the surface. It wouldn’t loosen from the socket or come off when you bite or chew food.
Durability: The rate of wear of the implant crown is quite similar to that of the natural teeth. Since we use high-quality dental-grade ceramic for all our implants, they would offer excellent durability.
Functionality: After getting an implant, the oral functionalities will return to normal. Patients will be able to bite and chew food like they used to before losing their teeth. Also, they can restore their phonetics to normal.
Aesthetics: The implant resembles a natural tooth perfectly. Its color, contour, shape, and structure can be mimicked precisely with that of the natural teeth.
Longevity: Implants last a long time. In most cases, they might last for over several years together without hassle.
During the initial visit, the dentist will conduct a visual screening test and take a few x-rays and scans of the mouth, which gives a better view of the mouth and also examine the jawbone. Factors such as jawbone health, deterioration, gum health, cavities, overall health, etc. will decide the candidacy for the implants.
During the procedure, the dentist administers local anesthesia to the gums. A slit will be made on the gums to expose the jawbone. Next, a highly precise dental instrument will be used to create a hole in the jawbone. This will be done with high precision as the placement of the implant will be dependent on it. The dentist will insert the implant stud in place, and also suggest a suitable healing period. The gums would heal, and the jawbone would grow back around the implant during this phase.
The ceramic crown will be fixed to the metal implant using an abutment. This ensures the crown is attached to the implant firmly and doesn’t slip off. A bite test will help in analyzing the patient’s bite and also make necessary changes.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (623) 471-5433, and our highly experienced dentists would be happy to help.