Dental Implants are artificial replacements for natural teeth. Our dental implants are made from high-tech, biocompatible materials and personalized to deliver optimal aesthetics.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that functions as a permanent base for a fixed, replacement tooth or a bridge. They are often an option for patients who have lost a tooth due to an injury or gum disease. Implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full set of teeth. They can easily pass as natural teeth without a trace, except in an X-ray.
What can you expect during the dental implant procedure?
To place the implant into your jawbone, you will need two separate procedures: one to secure the implant into your jaw, and once it has healed, another to connect your artificial tooth to the implant.
During the procedure, your dentist will surgically position the implant into your jawbone beneath the gum line. The implant, often made of titanium, eventually bonds with the bone. This process may take several months as you wait for new bone growth to secure the implant. Once it has, your implant should provide as much or more support for the rest of your teeth as a natural one would.
After this bond forms, your dentist will attach the abutment to your implant in a separate procedure. The abutment is connected to your dental prosthetic which is either an artificial tooth, bridge, or an extensive denture.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to impaired or missing teeth. Since implants are bonded to your jaw bone, benefits include:
Stable support for your artificial teeth
No slipping or shifting that is common in dentures
Improved eating and speaking abilities
Most importantly, dental implants can drastically improve the look of your smile, all while boosting your confidence.
How can you care for your dental implants?
Your dentist will determine the best care plan for your dental implants following your procedure. Reliant Dental Group recommends scheduling periodic follow-up visits to monitor the status of your implants, teeth, and gums to ensure they stay healthy over time.
You should care for your dental implants as you do your natural teeth, so continue to brush and floss regularly to prevent plaque from developing.
Reach out to the Reliant Group in Roxbury today for your dental implant needs!