If you have missing teeth, you may want to consider the benefits of dental implants. While the timeline for the dental implant process can span anywhere between three to six months, the results are worth the wait. Tooth implants look and function like natural teeth. To determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, we recommend you consult with an experienced dental implant specialist.
In this article, we will explain the tooth implant procedure and its benefits so you can feel informed and confident when scheduling an appointment with your dentist.
Dental Implant Procedure
To properly restore your missing tooth, your implant dentist will drill a hole through the gum line into the jawbone where the implant will be placed. A healing cover is then placed over the implant body. The dental implant is a titanium screw that’s designed to act much like a natural tooth root. For the next three to six months, you’ll have to wait for the dental implant to anchor to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
Once the tooth implant has properly osseointegrated with your jawbone, you’ll be able to move on to the next procedure. It’s important to understand that the long waiting period is mandatory to make sure the dental implant is osseointegrated with the jawbone. Otherwise, the dental implant will fail. The next step of your dental implant procedure involves placing an abutment and tooth crown over the implant. The dental implant crown is the visible portion above the gum line that appears as the natural tooth.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Durable & Natural Looking: Dental implants are durable because they mimic the full function of a natural tooth. Unlike dentures that rest on the surface of your gums, dental implants are fixed with your jawbone and are stable. so take care of your dental implants the same way you would a natural tooth so it lasts for a lifetime.
Restore Function: Dentures are slightly slippery when trying to eat. on the other hand, Dental implants function like a natural tooth and don’t move. Since your dental implant is fused into your jawbone, you can enjoy your favorite foods without the worry of denture slippage.
Improved Speech: When people wore dentures for the first time, they have to relearn how to talk, because your lips, cheeks, and tongue have to get used to speaking around a new thing in your oral cavity but dental implants act as a natural tooth so you don’t have to worry about speaking with a slight lisp or practicing pronunciation.
Better Appearance: Dentures that don’t fit properly aren’t able to mimic the natural teeth effectively, especially when they are constantly slipping. the dental implant will be a permanent dental restoration fused to your jawbone. For this reason, dental implants look and feel natural.
Prevent Bone Loss: The jawbone cells require stimulation from tooth roots. Otherwise, your jawbone will start to deteriorate or resorb. To prevent jawbone resorption, we recommend dental implants. Dental implants fuse with the jawbone and create enough pressure to simulate natural tooth roots. If left untreated, jawbone deterioration can lead to further tooth loss or even facial collapse.
If you are interested in learning if you are a candidate for the dental implant procedure, schedule an appointment with our Premier Dental & Implant Center at 9839822498. Dr. Sunil Yadav (MDS) and his team restore smiles with the best dental implants and other tooth replacement options.