Are you are one of the millions of Americans suffering with tooth loss? If so, there are several treatment options for replacing missing teeth; however, if you are looking for a procedure that will solve your tooth loss problems for the long term, then you may want to consider getting dental implants.
A dental implant consists of three different parts: the implant itself, which looks like a small titanium screw, an abutment, which serves as a connector, and an artificial tooth. The first part of the procedure involves surgically implanting the small metal post into the bone socket of the missing tooth. Over the course of six to 12 weeks, a process known as osseointegration will take place. During this time, the neighboring tissues and bone will begin to grow around the implant to make it a permanent structure within your mouth.
Once osseointegration is complete, we will then attach the abutment to it and lastly attach the dental crown to the abutment to firmly secure the artificial tooth in place. Since the natural tissues and bones in the mouth fuse with the metal, the implant acts very similarly to a natural tooth’s root.
Dental implants offer a variety of benefits:
- Implants were built to last, so naturally they can last a lifetime.
- Implants and artificial teeth cannot develop cavities.
- Dental implants both preserve bone structure and also promote new bone growth.
- Dental implants maintain facial structure and prevent cheeks from sinking in, which is common in those with tooth loss.
- They significantly improve eating and speaking.
- Enjoy increased confidence and an improvement in your appearance.
With proper dental care and maintenance, dental implants can last the rest of your life. However, not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants. Those with compromised immune systems, those with uncontrolled health conditions like heart disease or diabetes, those with dental caries and untreated gum disease, those who are pregnant, heavy smokers or children may not benefit from dental implants.
For more information on Implant Restoration in the New Port Richey, FL area call A Glamorous Smile at (727)-834-8885 today!