Dental Implants can actually help in stimulating bone growth as far as their role in dentistry is concerned. Dentures or traditional bridges used to be the only option for those having lost teeth due to dental disease or trauma, but they’re not right for everyone and can lead to discomfort, pain, and poor mouth structure.
Dental implants offer a strong, practical & attractive alternative and have become a popular choice for those wanting to restore their teeth, replenishing the look, feel, and health of the mouth.
Dental implants don’t depend on your surrounding teeth for support and can't be removed either. Dental implants are even better than natural teeth since they can't develop cavities.
A dental implant consists of a titanium “root” implanted into the jawbone, and a metal abutment and porcelain crown are attached to the implant.
During the surgery, the oral surgeon gives you anesthesia and the tissue in the mouth is opened and a small titanium post is inserted into the bone socket of a missing tooth, and as the jaw heals from surgery, the bone fuses to the implants providing a stable permanent root that can support the false replacement tooth.
After the completion of this process, you can return home. You are instructed to return to the office a week or two later after your gums heal. The dentist then takes molds of your teeth and they are sent to a laboratory that manufactures pontics or false teeth, using these impressions.
After your implants heal fully, which may be after three to six months, you return to the office and your dentist applies your prosthetic teeth to their abutments.
Though the whole process of getting dental implants can take anywhere between six months and a year, the replacement teeth last a lifetime as long as you brush and floss twice every day and visit Morgan Hill Dentistry for a regular check-up.
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Most adults with good oral health who are missing one or multiple teeth are ideal candidates for Dental Implants. However, it is quite important that the jaws and gums are both healthy and disease-free as dental implants are surgically fused to the jawbone.
Patients who have suffered bone loss due to a tooth abscess, or suffer from oral health problems such as gingivitis may not be an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Those who smoke, chew tobacco, or are living with a chronic disorder such as diabetes or heart disease, may also not qualify. The best way to discern whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants is to schedule an appointment with the team at Morgan Hill Dentistry.
The dental implant is a surgery that is best performed by a trained dental surgeon. The oral surgeons undergo specialized education and training in the intricacies of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves and can ensure the best possible results.
The implant success rates are higher when the procedure is performed by a trained and experienced dental specialist.
At Morgan Hill Dentistry we have a team of expert oral surgeons who can provide teeth with lasting function and looks and can help restore smiles to the patients who need a successful tooth replacement.