Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution for patients seeking that perfect white smile. Implants are a great choice for patients that have broken, damaged, or missing teeth. Implants act similar to an artificial tooth that is placed in the jawbone. They are extremely durable, and are built to last upwards of 25 years.

Dental implants function like our natural teeth, and allow patients to speak and eat normally. They are comfortable in the mouth, and do not cause gum or mouth irritation like with other restorative solutions. Implants provide long lasting results, and if cared for properly they can last a lifetime.

Beverly’s Implant Story - I can chew again.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

  • Preserve the natural bone in the mouth, and help to stimulate new bone growth.
  • Implants are durable, and provide long term value financially compared to other restorative solutions.
  • Dental implants are permanent, and do not slip or click like other solutions.
  • Implants are comfortable, and look and feel natural in the mouth.
  • Implants can last upwards of 25 years, or a lifetime if they are cared for properly.
  • Dental Implants restore full chewing power, and are as strong as natural teeth.

What to Expect During the Dental Implant Process?

The dental implants process requires multiple appointments in our office. We require a consultation with each patient to discuss any goals, and to determine the best treatment plan. Once we are ready to begin the implant process, the first step involves placing the implant into the jawbone. After this step is complete there is a healing process that must occur.

The healing period allows the implant time to fuse to the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This allows the implant to function like a natural tooth root in the mouth. In order for the implant to remain sturdy, and provide the required support, the patient must have enough bone present in the jaw. If necessary, bone grafts can be done to provide the additional support that is needed.

Once the healing process is complete, the patient returns to our office to complete the implant process. An abutment or connector is placed on top of the implant, and this holds the crown securely in place. Custom crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. Temporary crowns may be necessary until patients return to have the permanent crown installed.

If you are interested in finding out how you can benefit from Dental Implants, contact Advanced Restorative Solutions to schedule your consultation.

What Is an Immediate Implant Placement?

Immediate implant placement, as the name implies, is the placement of a dental implant in the extraction socket at the same time the tooth is removed. In some cases immediate implant placement allows the placement of a new crown in the same day of the extraction. It reduces the amount of time you have to spend in the dental chair and allows for quicker healing. Patients can undergo an immediate implant placement if they pass the necessary criteria for the procedure.

Who Is a Good Candidate for an Immediate Implant Placement?

Some cases of tooth extraction may need to allow the socket to heal first before an implant placement can be performed. Traditional implant placements themselves requires some healing after an extraction. With today’s advanced technology, new procedures for implant placement have been developed. Two factors must be considered before a patient can be deemed a candidate for immediate implant placement:

  • Infection

For immediate implant placement, the patient’s area of extraction must be free from inflammation, gum disease, or any form of infection. If any infection or swelling exists, it will need to be cured first before the patient can undergo an implant placement procedure.

  • Quality and quantity

A sufficient bone quantity and density must be present surrounding the extraction site before a patient can be considered for immediate implant placement. The procedure cannot be performed for patients with whose bones are deteriorating or not able to support the stabilization of the new implants. Such cases may need time for healing, or may undergo dental procedures like bone grafting, before they can receive dental implants.

Are You a Candidate for Immediate Implant Placement?

Let our highly-trained medical staff assess your case. Are you a good candidate for immediate implant placement? Schedule a consultation now by reaching out to Advanced Restorative Solutions.

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