Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide support for replacement teeth. The dental implant consists of a titanium post embedded into the jaw. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed and fused with the implant, a replacement tooth is attached to the implant. Depending on your unique needs, our dentist may suggest a single tooth implant or several implants. In most cases, a temporary restoration will be placed while the permanent one is made. Once your final restoration is ready, the crown will be attached to the abutment to complete the procedure.
Maintaining regular follow-up appointments with our dentist and scheduling professional cleanings at Thakkar Dental, is essential. You’ll also be advised to avoid certain foods that may damage the implant and surrounding gums, including hard candy, ice, and popcorn kernels.
The Procedure For Dental Implant Reconstruction
First Consultation And Planning
The patient will meet with a dentist or oral surgeon at this step. The dentist will first examine the patient’s medical and dental history and to determine if dental implant reconstruction is the best option for their unique needs. To design a treatment plan, the dentist will also take X-rays and impressions of the teeth and gums.
Before implantation, preparatory procedures such as extractions, bone grafting, or periodontal therapy may be undertaken. These are done only when the patient’s oral conditions require them.
Implant placement is usually performed by an oral surgeon and entails creating a small incision in the gums, drilling a small hole into the jawbone, and gently inserting and securing the implant into that hole. After that, the jawbone is left to heal and merge with the implant, which can take several months.
After the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, a tiny connector called an abutment is inserted on top of the implant. This abutment serves as a connection point for the final restoration.
The Advantages Of Implant Reconstruction
It can be a permanent solution to replace missing teeth that look and feel natural. This eliminates the need for removable prosthetics or messy adhesives.
The implants are surgically placed in your jawbone and mimic the function of natural tooth roots, allowing you to chew and speak normally. This helps maintain the health and function of your mouth so you can eat and talk confidently.
Dental implants enable patients to maintain their facial structures. The surrounding bone begins to deteriorate when teeth are lost due to trauma or poor oral health. This leads to premature aging in the face as the lower third of your face will sink in. A dental implant keeps this from happening while the artificial tooth fills the space to maintain your smile’s appearance.
Getting dental implants requires several office visits over several months. But once they are in place, the implants remain in your mouth permanently. For the best dental care, visit Thakkar Dental at 1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380, or call (610) 436-4512.
1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380