Dental Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge.
Once we have decided that you would be an ideal candidate for the procedure, an individualized treatment plan for your dental implants will be created by our dental surgery experts that are specially trained in such treatments and will make sure that you are comfortable with the final plan of implementation. It is the quality of the dental implants and the skill of the implant surgeon that will determine the success of the surgery, here at New Smiles, we dedicated to providing you with the best results with the highest upheld standards.
A bone grafting procedure may be what a patient needs before an implant. In some cases, the tooth that will be hosting the implant could be deteriorating and may not be sufficient for the long term placement of the implant. Bone grafting is an advanced way to promote a healthy tooth so that the implant will last for a long time when placed on top of the tooth.
After the pre-surgery consultation and implementation plans has been completed we will begin the surgery at the following appointment. The first part of the surgery begins with local anesthesia that makes the procedure as comfortable and painless as possible. A small structure that is made of titanium is placed into the bone where the missing tooth is and where the implant will eventually be placed. The jawbone will then heal and grow around the inserted piece, anchoring it securely. The healing process typically takes 6-12 weeks.
On the next visit, the specialist will then attached an abutment to the titanium structure to hold the implant. When the impressions and models of your teeth are made, the new implant will be made from those models and then placed onto the abutment.
The dentist will make sure that the new implant matches the color of your existing teeth. Once placed, the implant will look, feel, and function just like your regular teeth.
There are many benefits associated with dental implants including:
Aesthetically pleasing appearance. Dental implants are matched to your existing teeth to ensure for a natural looking appearance.
Sometimes dentures that move around in the mouth can cause slur of words. With an implant this will not be a concern since they are permanently situated.
Oral Health. All other teeth around and in the mouth are not impacted by the new implant. New implants do not alter any of the existing teeth which will lead to better long-term oral hygiene.
Durability. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
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Dental implants are a natural looking way of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are very secure unlike other replacement options, they stay in place when talking, laughing and eating. Dental implants feel very natural as if they are your own teeth. It is also a healthy option for replacing missing teeth because they help to maintain the jawbone which helps keep your facial structure in place.
Are dental implants right for me?
Many people wonder if dental implants are right for them. Well, ask yourself are you missing a tooth or a series of teeth? A dental implant may be suggested for you then. It is a healthy option for replacing missing teeth because they help to maintain the jawbone which helps keep your facial structure in place.
Where can I find dental implant experts?
The dentists at New Smiles Dental are here and ready to guide you through the dental implant process whether it is through surgery or finding out if implants are a right fit for you. Contact New Smiles Dental in Woodbridge and Stafford to schedule a consultation today!
How long does the implant surgery take?
Dental implants are a natural looking way of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are very secure and take time to implement.
Every patient and procedure is different, but there are factors that determine the length of time it takes for the dental implant procedure including your overall dental health, the number of teeth, and which teeth are being replaced. Whether teeth will need to be extracted and bone grafting performed before the implant procedure.
Placing a single implant may take as little as thirty minutes, while a full in-depth surgery requiring multiple replacements can take more than 3–4 hours.
The factors above also determine the number of visits you will make during the treatment.
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.