As we have seen, dental implants are truly the best solution for missing teeth. They offer a permanent and natural-looking restoration that can improve both your oral health and quality of life. With their high success rate and long-lasting benefits, it's no wonder why more and more people are choosing dental implants over other tooth replacement options.
Before getting dental implants, it's crucial to have a consultation with your dentist. They will evaluate your oral health, take X-rays, and determine if you're a suitable candidate for the procedure. This step is essential as it allows the dentist to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
If there are any damaged or decayed teeth that need to be removed before implant placement, the dentist will perform tooth extraction first. This ensures a clean slate for the dental implant process.
Once the extraction site has healed, it's time for implant placement. The dentist will surgically insert titanium posts into your jawbone where the missing teeth were located. These posts act as artificial roots that provide stability and support for the replacement teeth.
After implant placement, osseointegration takes place – this is when bone fuses with the titanium posts over several months, creating a strong foundation for prosthetic teeth.
When osseointegration is complete, an abutment is attached to each implant post above the gumline. The abutments serve as connectors between the implants and replacement crowns or bridges.
Custom-made crowns or bridges are securely attached to the abutments using dental cement or screws - depending on which option you choose with your dentist- restoring the functionality and aesthetics of your smile.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants offer a range of benefits that make them the best solution for many people.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (801) 923-1011 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1838 N 1075 W #100, Farmington, UT 84025, USA.