The crown or artificial tooth is placed on the implant, which is a small titanium post that serves as the permanent root for the tooth.
Dental implant restoration is a procedure that allows us to create an artificial tooth to replace a missing one. The process involves attaching an artificial crown to an implanted root that fuses with your jawbone. The crown or artificial tooth is placed on the implant, which is a small titanium post that serves as the permanent root for the tooth.
If you are missing a tooth you can suffer from a lack of self-confidence that can be a major deterrent when you interact with family, friends, or colleagues. Your embarrassment about the missing tooth may affect how you smile or participate in some everyday activities that involve socializing.
The caring and conscientious staff at Northside Dental share a common philosophy and that is to treat you as a person first, as a patient second. We realize the value of your time, anxiety level, comfort, budget, and your lifestyle. We appreciate working together with you in the development and implementation of your personalized dental treatment plan. We also consider ourselves an important part of your overall health program team. Call us today at 317-848-9838 to schedule your appointment or stop in and say hi at 15026 Greyhound Ct. Carmel, IN 46032.
The missing tooth can even affect how you speak. Your general health may suffer as eating might be difficult. Restoring missing teeth or a tooth can improve your appearance, your health, and your self-confidence. Dental implant restorations offer a new alternative method of tooth replacement for many and are growing in popularity by about 500,000 patients each year. Many people with missing teeth want to know about dental implants and how it is practical for them. When considering how to practically use a dental implant restoration, there are many available options.
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The Benefits of Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implant restoration can provide the solution for you if you are plagued with missing teeth and would prefer not to wear dentures. After you investigate the process and the benefits associated with dental implant restoration at Northside Dental, you may choose to undergo this implant restoration procedure. When you discover the number of benefits of a dental implant restoration, you most likely will invest in this permanent solution. Here are some of the many benefits of dental implant restoration over alternative options, such as traditional dentures.
- A dental implant restoration is a permanent way to replace teeth.
- Your speech is improved.
- Your ability to eat and chew what you wish is professionally restored.
- Your facial features are more refined when your teeth are restored.
- The teeth are held in place and do not shift.
Proper Care of Your Dental Implant Restoration
If you have undergone dental implant restoration you will want to do everything possible to ensure the longevity of your new implant. You can provide excellent care for yourself at home by committing to a strict dental hygiene regimen. Implants, no different than any natural tooth, must be kept clean and free of bacteria as a means of preventing an infection around the implant.
With proper care, dental implant restorations can last a lifetime. The key to ensuring this longevity is using professional maintenance techniques at home.
- Your implants must be cleaned and flossed at least twice a day.
- Always clean your implants after eating.
- Use a non-abrasive, smaller toothbrush.
- Rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash.
- A water flosser is a terrific recommendation for dental implants.
- Consider using an electric toothbrush with soft bristles.
The Dental Implant Restoration Process
The dental implant restoration process is usually a two-step or three step process. The length of time required for an implant restoration will vary with you and the number of required implants. It will also depend on whether we need to extract other teeth before the implants can be placed. A single tooth implant usually requires at least one or two hours to complete.
After we have determined that your jawbone has the density to support the implant, we will begin the process by administering a local anesthetic to the surgical site. We then gain access to the jawbone with a small incision. The titanium post is then surgically placed in the jawbone and we finish this step by suturing the surgical site closed. This can be done in either the upper or lower arch.
A waiting period of several months is necessary for the implant to integrate itself into the bone. As the post fuses to the jawbone, it will deliver the strength and stability of a natural root. A second small surgery places an abutment or extension on the titanium post to reach the surface of the gums. Once again it will take several weeks for the soft tissue to heal. The purpose of placing the abutment or extension on the implant is to assist in holding the new crown in place.
Northside Dental may find it difficult from time to time to make a single implant crown fit perfectly with the natural teeth because of possible space issues. An implant abutment and crown are placed on the implant with special tools that screw it in and tighten it. We can use a technique sometimes to place the dental implant and crown at the same time. The traditional method though is to require at adequate time between placing the dental implant and crown to ensure stability.
Your Comfort and Your Care
Your preventive dental care is part of the big difference when choosing Northside Dental. Our entire staff accepts how inconvenient and even difficult it is to visit the dentist. That is why our office does our best to schedule your appointments when it is most convenient for you. We also focus on working logically and efficiently to ensure your appointment goes both quickly and smoothly. Our team goal is to be accepted as your family dentist. We always enjoy the opportunity to help you and your children maintain your oral health with solid preventative care. As you step into our clinic, we will welcome you and earn your trust. Call us today at 317-848-9838 to schedule your appointment or stop in and say hi at 15026 Greyhound Ct. Carmel, IN 46032.