Dental implants are the most sought-after and convenient restoration option for your missing teeth. The reasons for missing teeth could be many – accidents, disease, trauma, and so on. A dental implant is a titanium-like stud that replaces your missing teeth. We insert it into your jawbone to act as an anchor for your artificial teeth. Once the implant fuses properly into your jawbone, it holds your artificial teeth perfectly, thus improving your smile and tooth functionality.
What are the Benefits of Implants?
- Dental implants treat your missing teeth permanently and are easy to maintain.
- Compared to other restorative options such as dentures, they are more natural and comfortable to use.
- The procedure has a high success rate and is suited for all.
- Implants help improve your bite.
- This restorative procedure doesn’t lead to cavities in your nearby teeth.
- Implants lead to decreased tooth sensitivity.
What are the Types of Implants?
There are two predominant variants of dental implants– endosteal and subperiosteal.
Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant. We embed them into your jawbone to hold your artificial teeth in place. A subperiosteal dental implant is fixed on the top of your jawbone. This option is reserved for those who do not have enough height and volume in their jawbone.
How is the Surgery Performed?
We will begin by conducting your dental examination through panoramic films, X-rays, or CT-scan to check the position of your missing teeth. If your jawbone is enough to hold the stud in place, we will place the implant. If you do not have enough jawbone, we will perform a bone grafting surgery, followed by a dental implant procedure.
We will numb the site of the treatment and make a small incision in your jawbone to place the stud. After it, you will be given a 4-6 months healing period. Also known as osseointegration, the healing period ensures that the implant fuses well to your jawbone. We will make impressions of your teeth during your second appointment to create a crown and send it to the dental lab. Meanwhile, we will place temporary crowns. We will also connect an abutment, a prosthetic component, to properly serve and hold the crown.
Your implants will be custom-made to match the size, shape, and appearance of your remaining teeth. Once obtained from the dental lab, we will cement the implants in place. Afterward, you should maintain proper oral health by brushing and flossing your teeth.
Homeland Dental, located in Greensboro, NC, is equipped with modern technologies and the latest amenities that enable the best dental care for patients. Dial (336) 272-0132 and book an appointment with Dentist in Greensboro NC to know more about dental services.