If you have missing teeth, you’ll agree they can be a nuisance. Not only do they damage your smile and confidence, but will also impair your dental structure. This is because the surrounding teeth shift to the available spaces and weaken the teeth and the structure. Fortunately, we have several dental restoration treatments that can restore your teeth’ function among them are the dental implants.
Dental implants are metal posts that are usually made of titanium and are surgically fixed on the jaw bone. The implants are made of three parts; a screw, an abutment, and a dental crown.
Compared to other restorative dental treatments, dental implants help to protect the jaw structure. This is because they tend to fuse to the bone. Other benefits include improved dental appearance, self-confidence, oral health, and speech.
Several dental implant options are available that you can choose based on your dental health, bone density, and the number of teeth missing. Some of the implants options include:
Dental implants in Huntington are fixed in two dental visits, but the process is done in different phases:
Before our dentist in Huntington, NY, fixes the dental implants, a thorough dental assessment is done. Using modern dental tools such as x-rays, the dentist will examine the teeth, gums, and bone density.
It is important to inform the dentist of your medical and medication history.
At this stage, the dentist will discuss the treatment plan. The course of treatment will depend on your dental health.
At Smile Huntington we offer the 3i dental implants, which are fixed similarly to the rest of the implants.
The dentist will drill the jaw bone to fix the implants. The bone and implant need to fuse for the artificial teeth to be supported well. With 3i dental implants, the fusing process is faster compared to conventional implants. This is because they contain calcium phosphate. The other implants are sprayed with the compound instead.
The abutment is fixed 10 to 12 weeks after the procedure is done, and the gums have healed completely. A dental impression is then taken to mold the permanent crowns.
The dentist will remove the temporary crowns and replace them with the permanent ones. These crowns are screwed in place.
After the teeth implants are fixed, you may experience swelling of the gums, pain on the area of the implant, and injury of the surrounding soft tissues. These dental problems clear after some time, but the dentist may prescribe pain relievers.
Rarely does the dental implants in Huntington fail, because they have a high success rate. However, there is a five percent possibility that the implants can fail because of several causes such as:
The dental implants are durable and can last to more than two decades. Visit Smile Huntington for more information about dental implants. Book an appointment now.