What is the First Choice for Missing Teeth?

Posted by PREMIER DENTAL GROUP HI on May 28 2020, 01:28 AM

Dental implants are the primary choice for patients to get their missing teeth restored. Implants are prosthetic teeth that are a combination of a titanium stud and a ceramic crown that looks exactly like a natural tooth. They are highly sought-after owing to some excellent features such as strength, stability, durability, life-like aesthetics, and longevity.

What is the implant placement procedure?

The dentist will conduct an initial diagnosis during which we will take multiple X-rays and scans of the mouth. This gives us a better view of the underlying jawbone and the positioning of the teeth. The data from the scans will be used to determine your candidacy for implants. Your overall health, dental history, presence of gum diseases, etc. will also be taken into consideration.

The ceramic crown that replaces the visible tooth structure will be fabricated in a dental laboratory using digital impressions as a reference. Meanwhile, the dentist will carefully place the metal implant in your jawbone after drilling a hole in it. The entire procedure will be carried out with you under the influence of anesthesia to eliminate pain and discomfort. After the surgery, a suitable healing period of a few months will be recommended.

During the next appointment, a connecting element called the abutment would be placed on the implant. It helps to connect the crown to the metal post. The ceramic crown will be placed on the implant and checked for fit and comfort. Minor adjustments will be made to ensure it fits perfectly in position, after which the dentist polishes it to enhance its luster.

Why should implants be your first choice to replace missing teeth?

  • Since implants are fixed to the jawbone using a metal stud, they offer excellent stability.
  • Implants help to maintain the jawbone integrity after a tooth is extracted.
  • The teeth adjacent to the gap will be preserved. Once the gap is filled, they will not be able to drift from their place.
  • Placing an implant helps to distribute the forces on the jawbone equally while biting and chewing.
  • The functionality of an implant feels quite similar to that of a natural tooth. It also helps to restore your phonetics.
  • Implants help to improve facial aesthetics as they keep the jawbone intact and prevent teeth drifting.
  • They last for several years without hassle. However, regular consultations will be necessary for the dentist to monitor them.

Reach out to us, and we’ll be happy to guide you further. Call us or schedule an online appointment today!

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