ACHIEVE LONG-TERM, STABLE TEETH REPLACEMENT
When you rely on dental bridges or dentures to complete your smile, you address the portion of your tooth/teeth that rest above your gumline. Patients seeking comprehensive tooth replacement, including tooth roots, may turn to dental implants. Marked by exceptional stability, implants also provide a wealth of benefits to your smile’s appearance as well as to your oral health. Learn more about your candidacy by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Newman today.
Replacing your teeth with dental implants requires a surgical procedure, extended healing time, and the restoration of the implant. For deeper insight into how implant prosthetics work, learn more about what implants consist of below:
- Dental Implant: This refers to the titanium post that replaces your tooth root, – not to the portion of your tooth that rests above your gumline.
- Abutment: This attached to the top of the titanium post above your gumline and supports the artificial tooth (crown).
- Restoration: Sitting atop the abutment, the restoration is the artificial tooth that replaces the visible part of your tooth – not your roots. This may include a dental crown for an individual tooth. Or, we may utilize strategically placed implants with complete or partial dentures.
Dental Implant Questions
What can I expect from the process?
After your implants have been placed into your jawbone, you will recover for approximately three to four months while your gum tissue heals and the jawbone fuses to the posts. Then, you will visit us again so we may place your restoration securely on the implant posts.
What are the benefits of implants?
Implants provide the following benefits:
- They will fill openings, so natural teeth remain in alignment.
- They provide beautiful restorations to ensure your newly complete smile is both functional and beautiful.
- Implants replace the jawbone stimulation once provided by your roots, promoting the long-term strength and health of your jawbone.
- Implants may last the rest of your life for extended, stable wear.
- You will enjoy exceptional stability for comfortable chewing and speaking.
Am I a candidate for implants?
Candidacy relies on your desire to replace your entire tooth, the health of your jawbone, and your overall wellbeing. You will need a strong, healthy jawbone to support the implant. In addition, you must be healthy enough to qualify for surgery.