Dental implants are surface-treated biocompatible titanium anchors that serve as replacements of tooth roots.
- Want to replace a missing tooth or teeth
- Want to replace a teeth that needs to be extracted
- Want to improve the retention and comfort of your removable dentures
Dental Implant placements as with all other dental procedures need meticulous analysis and planning in order to provide you with the best treatment result. Therefore, most often a 3D image of your jaw bone is obtained through a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) x-ray imaging machine before implant placement procedure. The image obtained from the CBCT allows the dentist to visualize the amount of remaining bone as well as the proximity of vital structures such as the nerve and the sinus. This valuable information will allow the dentist to completely eliminate any guess work that can be associated with this procedure and allow for an accurate implant placement.
The procedure involves placement of the dental implants in the jawbone. Over a few months, direct interface will form between the bones and the implants through the process known as osseointegration. Once the process is completed, abutment posts (connector) are placed into the implants to allow for the attachment of the dental restorations. Dental implants will provide a long-lasting foundation that will support a fixed or removable dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Proper and consistent brushing, flossing, and regular recall visits with the dentist will aid in the life of your implants.