3D ConeBeam Guided Dental Implants
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
What To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene. Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth. Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure. Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
Miriam was very thorough in her explanation of my needs and I am going ahead with her recommendations. I hope this could be the start of a long relationship with this office.John R.
A PERFECT SMILE IS ALWAYS WITHIN REACH!
Have you ever wondered how every actor seems to have a perfect smile? We have the same technology in our office, which means a perfect smile is always within reach. Did you know that 99.7% of Americans believe that a nice looking smile is an important physical asset, making cosmetic dentistry a great way to invest in yourself!