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Dental implants are permanent solution for restoring spaces due to missing teeth. These act as artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jawbone and the implants will bond to your bone, creating a stable base for artificial teeth or partial and complete dentures. Implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are biocompatible, beautiful, easy to care for, firmly anchored in place, and prevent bone loss. At Tricoast Dental, we provide excellent quality implants that will change your smile and your life. Contact us to schedule a consultation to determine whether implants are a good option for you!
Placing dental implants usually requires multiple visits over the course of several months. During the main surgical visit, a small incision is created in the gums at the missing tooth site in order to bury the implant screw into the jawbone. Bone grafting may be required if there is not enough bone in the jaw socket to hold the implant. It will take about 3-6 months for the bone and tissues around the implant to heal and for the implant to fully integrate into the jaw. During this healing period, you may be placed in a temporary crown or removable partial denture over the surgical site.
After the healing period is complete, the final tooth-shaped crown will be attached to the top of the implant. This crown can be made to match cosmetically to the rest of the teeth and will function just like any other tooth when complete.
CARING FOR YOUR IMPLANTS
Caring for your dental implants is fairly easy – treat them as you would your regular teeth. This means it is important to brush and floss your implants daily to remove plaque buildup. If your particular implants require special maintenance, your dentist will discuss with you. You should also maintain routine dental check-ups, so that we can make sure your teeth, gums, and implants remain as healthy as possible.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Dental implants are the most preferred solution for missing and unrepairable, damaged teeth. Unfortunately, they are not for everyone. The ideal candidates are people over 15 years old with proper amounts of bone in the jaws and that are in good physical health, with no signs of periodontal disease.
Please consult with your doctor if you have any of the following conditions, as they may negatively affect your healing and outcomes from implant surgery:
Bleeding disorders (including blood thinners), diabetes, tobacco or drug use, use of oral/IV bisphosphonates, and any other general health problems.
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