Dental implants are reshaping the method of restoring lost teeth. With the help of safe and durable teeth like replacements, dental implants help to restore the form and functionality of teeth. Patients who encounter missing teeth can now continue to indulge in day-to-day activities, eat their favorite food, and bring out a whole new smile thanks to dental implants
What are dental implants?
Designed in the form of Titanium screws, implants are a miniature form of artificial roots that are inserted into the jaw bone where the tooth is missing. These implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone by an expert dental surgeon. They function just like natural roots which are durable. With time, the jawbone blends with the Titanium screws. An abutment is attached to these implants. They serve as stable anchors for artificial teeth replacement. The restoration, in the form of a crown, will be bound above the abutment and will function like natural teeth.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants help restore and preserve the facial structure providing reliable and durable roots for teeth. Dentists recommend dental implants for several reasons. Implants help preserve bone deterioration, which is the primary cause of tooth loss. As patients attain implants, it serves not only as a restoration but protects the health of the jawbone. The Titanium posts also promote bone growth. Here are the advantages of dental implants:
- Help restore the aesthetics of teeth.
- Improves mastication and chewing process.
- Reduces load over other oral appliances.
- Reduces bone deterioration.
- Preservers tooth tissue.
- Helps improve phonetics.
Who are the ideal candidates for dental implants?
Dental implants are suitable for both adults and children. Before getting implants, the dentist would perform an oral evaluation and provide a proper diagnosis which would lead the dentist to decide whether the patient is in need of implants.
What is the procedure for getting a dental implant?
A typical procedure for getting an implant would involve the surgical insertion of the implant. We provide patients with mild sedation before a procedure to ensure maximum patient comfort. This sedation is safe and free of side effects. Getting an implant would involve two phases. During the first phase, the dentist will carefully place the implant inside the jaw bone. A certain waiting period will be advised which would allow the Titanium implants to properly bond with the jawbone. The second phase will begin once the implant has completely fused with the jawbone. During the second phase, abutments are carefully placed above the implant. Abutments will function as strong anchors for artificial teeth. The dentist then puts the artificial tooth above the abutment restoring standard functions of teeth.
For more information about dental implants, please schedule an appointment online or call us at (661) 266-0300 to consult with our pediatric dentist, Dr. Sadek. We also serve Lancaster, Tehachapi, Rosemont, Quartz Hill, Leona Valley, and Littlerock areas.