What Are Dental Implants?

If you suffer from missing teeth, dental implants can be a good solution for you. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that help to provide a foundation for replacement teeth. Before we consider dental implants for you, we’ll take a look at your overall physical health and the duration of time you’ve been missing your teeth.

The Dental Implants Process

First, Dr. Svans will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and the area where we are considering placing implants. Then, he will place the implant or implants into the site. Healing usually then takes around three to six months. When that healing is complete, Dr. Svans will then place the crown or bridge on top of the implant.

Bone Grafting

Replacing your missing teeth using dental implants may require bone grafting. This happens when you have insufficient bone to support the implant. If this is required it can take three or four months to complete. But, it’s important because it helps to build up enough bone to allow an implant to ‘take root’.

Benefits of Implants

If you have just a single missing tooth, implants can be a wonderful way to replace it. Most people find that the implant looks just like their other teeth and that it feels natural as well. They also find that the function of these implants and crowns is very similar to their natural teeth. For some patients, the implant and crown can last up to twenty five years!

Dental Implant Restoration

In addition to replacing a single tooth, implants may be used to replace several missing teeth. They can help hold a bridge or your dentures.This permanent restoration can give you more freedom and reduce the hassle of taking out and replacing your dentures every day.