Dental implants are arguably one of the best tooth-replacement solutions to date. Most dentists suggest implants for patients who require a durable restorative fixture in their mouth. At Advanced Dentistry Of Walnut Creek, our dentist would recommend implants to patients who prefer to permanently restore their missing teeth.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
- Dental Implants restore your smile by replacing your damaged or missing teeth. The root parts are made from titanium, which is very durable and long-lasting compared to other materials used in dentistry.
- The process involved in getting dental implants is a minimally invasive process and does not cut into your gums or bone tissue during placement. The restoration will feel and function exactly like your natural teeth, providing you with a complete smile makeover.
- Dental implants are easy to care for as they are made from a biocompatible metal material.
- All-ceramic or all-metal dental restorations can be used as the visible part of dental implants, giving you more options than just getting one done with metal teeth.
What Is the Procedure Involved?
Dental implant surgery is a two-stage procedure that takes place in a dental practice. Most patients opt for sedation during the procedure to reduce their anxiety and feel more comfortable during their treatment.
Stage 1: The first stage of the procedure involves extracting the damaged tooth from the mouth. During this process, a small incision is made on the gum, through which the damaged or extracted tooth is removed. The surrounding tissues are disinfected and cleaned with an antimicrobial solution.
Stage 2. In the second stage, the implant is inserted into place and allowed to integrate with the jawbone. This process could take a few months, depending on how fast your body heals. A small healing abutment is placed on top of it to protect it until it integrates with the jawbone. A few months later, we will place a crown on top of it and then cement it in position using dental adhesives. The crown will be customized to closely resemble your natural teeth, helping to restore your smile to its original state.