Implantation is the most modern way of restoring teeth in modern dental practice. Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. This is the best practice available to support replacement teeth. And what even better, dental implants allow these new teeth to have a natural feel, look “real,” and function accordingly.
This is the most permanent solution for replacing one or more teeth or even a whole set of teeth.
For a dental practitioner trained and experienced in dental implant placement, dental implant surgery is one of the safest procedures in dental care and has the most predictable outcomes.
What is a dental implant?
The implant is a titanium screw that is drilled into the bone. It is a small metal-like gear wheel made of titanium that acts as a natural tooth root.
Think of dental implants as an artificial tooth root similar to the shape of a screw. When a dental implant is placed on your jawbone, it is integrated into your natural bone. This will provide a strong foundation for supporting one or more artificial teeth called the crown.
Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves your natural bone, stabilizes bone loss, and helps prevent bone loss.
How are dental implants placed?
The dental implant is placed under anesthesia, and the implant surgeon then makes a small incision in the intended implantation area and places the dental implant in the bone tissue.
It is often possible to insert the implant immediately after the tooth is removed and also to place a temporary crown during the same appointment. In this case, implantation and prosthetics are performed during one dental care appointment. A temporary crown will be installed, to be replaced after six months by a permanent crown
In some cases, however, it is recommended to wait 3-6 months for the implant to grow into the bone and then to begin prosthetic replacement. In the meantime, the patient is provided with temporary plastic dentures.
How long does a dental implant procedure take?
The procedure takes only 30-60 min.
Regardless of the reason you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants will once again help you to smile, eat, and lead a normal life.