Dental implant surgery is not a new concept as they have been used for ages to correct missing teeth, but are they worth the risk?
Despite their cost, dental fixtures might be worth the risk. Not only do they provide a permanent solution, but they also have a 95% success rate.
Artificial teeth are made of three parts: titanium screw that is surgically fixed on the jawbone, a crown and bridge that connects the crown to the gums.
The procedure is done in two stages and takes three to six months for the implants to be fused to the jawbone.
Compared to other dental options, implants don’t shift and are customized to fit your natural shape.
Although the procedure is safe and highly recommended, not everyone is eligible. Our dentists advocate for dental implants only if you are:
The American Dental Association has approved two types of implants; endosteal and subperiosteal implants.
These fixtures are surgically fixed into the jawbone. Endosteal implants are fixed in three sessions.
The implants are fixed under the gum but above the jawbone. Subperiosteal implants are recommended for patients who neither have natural jawbone nor want bone grafting to rebuild it.
On your initial visit, our dentist will examine your dental health to determine the type and the number of implants you need. At Crystal Creek Dental, we offer different forms of implant treatment;
The dentist will then insert the root implant in the bone socket. The healing process will take six to 12 weeks for the jawbone to heal.
The second appointment involves the attachment of the bridge (abutment) that connects the gum to the new tooth. Using your teeth model, the dentist will attach the crown to the abutment.
These teeth will feel, look, and function like the natural ones, and require the same care oral care as your natural teeth.
Installing implants is a complex surgical procedure that needs precision and experienced personnel. However, like any other surgical procedure, you could develop complications.
It is possible to get an infection or nerve damage. Furthermore, Titanium, though a safe mineral, could cause inflammation under acidic conditions and galvanic corrosion if it comes in contact with other metals in your mouth. It is, therefore, crucial to inform the dentist if you have any inlay/Onlays.
Implants, when installed correctly, offer great benefits;
As aforementioned, dental fixtures could offer you a lifetime of dental support. However, the success of these artificial teeth is dependent on your dental hygiene practices and the expertise of the dentist. If you are looking for quality and long-term dental support, make an appointment with our dentists. We will help you choose the right implant and offer you the best post-surgery support and care to help you achieve the perfect smile.