Dental Implants

Learn About Dental Implants

It’s best to plan for dental implants immediately after your Paramount Dental expert diagnosis your natural tooth as beyond repair. After the tooth is removed, the gum and bone in the region begin to shrink down, sometimes to the point where it’s not possible to support an implant. It is important to fill the gap immediately and not let your bones react to the loss of the tooth.

What is dental implant surgery

Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screw-like posts and changes damaged or missing teeth with synthetic teeth that look and work similar to real teeth. Dental implant surgical treatment can offer a welcomed alternative to dentures or bridgework.

What are my dental implant options

There are a myriad of dental implant options. Selecting an appropriate procedure depends on the kind of implant and the condition of your jawbone. All dental implant surgical treatments occur in phases and might involve numerous procedures. The significant advantage of implants is strong support for your new teeth– a process that requires the bone to recover firmly around the implant. Since this healing needs time, the process can take many months.

The implant fuses (osseo-integrates) with the surrounding jawbone, actually becoming part of your oral structure after a few months. Typically this consists of an “abutment” which is screwed down into the implant and forms the shape of the tooth being changed.

Why are dental implants often the first choice and a standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth?

Dental Implants are the next best thing to natural teeth

They are strong and stable, and can replace the natural fit, functions and look of natural teeth. They are often even more aesthetically pleasing since they can be created according to your definition of perfection…whiter, brighter, larger, closer, you name it! Other oral procedure options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and overall comfortability.

Types of Dental Implants

A single-stage dental implant procedure involves surgically positioning a longer implant into the jaw so it is on the jaw bone, with the top of the implant level with the gum tissue, after which the gum tissue is closed (sewn), leaving the implant head visible. As an outcome, after some time and proper care, the dental implant abutment can be connected without requiring further medical treatment to expose the implant head.

Edosseus (en-doss-ee-us) literally means “within the bone”. These implants are normally shaped like a screw or cylinder and are made either of metal, metal covered with ceramic, or ceramic product. They are placed within the jawbone. There are also blade-shaped endosseous implants. This is the most frequently used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically positioned into the jawbone. Each implant holds several prosthetic teeth.

A subperiosteal implant is put onto the bone rather than into the bone, comparable to a saddle. This type of implant is used most often to cover a large surface location where there has been a severe amount of bone resorption and not sufficient bone to support endosteal implants. Most of the implant structure is under the gum tissue, posts or bars remain exposed above the gums. When the tissue around the structure has recuperated, your replacement teeth will be connected to the posts, and your procedure will certainly be completed.