Your teeth are a crucial component of your mouth, performing a wide array of tasks every single day. Many of these tasks you may not even be aware of. The teeth do more than just enable you to bite and chew your food. The teeth are responsible for digestion. They control airflow when you talk. They are a major part of a beautiful, confident smile. The roots of your teeth even help to maintain the health and integrity of your jawbone. Tooth loss affects all of these functions and your quality of life. Dental implants have become the popular treatment for replacing missing teeth. At Olson Family Dental, we can place the dental crowns after your implants have been placed, completing your beautiful new smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a treatment for replacing missing teeth that provides an alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. This treatment is unique from traditional treatments, requiring a surgical procedure in which small titanium posts are inserted directly into the jawbone. As you heal from the surgical procedure, the bone fuses to the posts in a process known as osseointegration. As the bone fuses, the posts stabilize within your jaw. The posts become strong roots that hold your new teeth, ceramic crowns, securely in place. Implants are designed to be a long-term solution for tooth loss and can even be permanent.
Dental Implant Benefits
There are several benefits associated with dental implants, including:
Your new teeth look just like your natural teeth. The properties of ceramic mimic the properties of enamel, making it impossible to tell the difference between your replacement teeth and your real teeth. This can also help to increase your confidence.
They feel and function just like your natural teeth. You do not have to worry about learning to eat or speak with something new in your mouth.
Your teeth are held securely in place with small screws. They will not slip out of place or fall out. This also helps to avoid the sores that are often caused by dentures.
The crowns are supported by the titanium posts, rather than your gums, making implants more comfortable.
Because the posts mimic the roots of your natural teeth, they restore stimulation. This stops and prevents bone loss in the jaw. It also means that your implants do not need to be periodically replaced.
Getting Your Restorations
Once you have fully healed from your implant surgery and your posts are completely integrated into your jaw, we can take care of the placement of your implant restorations. These restorations are ceramic crowns. To create your customized crowns, we need to take impressions of your mouth. The temporary teeth are removed, and abutments are placed on the exposed ends of the posts. Abutments are small connectors that provide stability for your crowns. We then take impressions of your mouth. These impressions are used to design and then fabricate your replacement teeth. Once the teeth are finished, they are assessed for fit, comfort, and bite, and secured into place. Along with placing restorations following implant surgery, we can also replace crowns that have been damaged. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Once in place, there is no telling the difference between your natural teeth and your replacement teeth. For more information about implant restorations, call today at .
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