replace missing teeth

How they work

Dental implants are secured by inserting a post into the jaw bone, which holds the replacement artificial tooth in place. They are often a better choice over a bridge because they don’t require the support of other teeth to be inserted.

Types of Dental Implant

The most common type of implant used is those that are inserted into the bone, which are called endosteal implants. Another option is subperiosteal implants, which are placed on the bone, and might be used for people who have limited bone height and aren’t suitable for traditional dentures.

Who can have dental implants

Anyone who wants to have dental implants should have enough bone tissue in their jaw, as well as healthy gums. Dr. Delafraz works with a periodontist to determine whether you are a candidate for implants.

A more permanent option than dentures

While dentures can be removed, dental implants are attached via posts inserted into the jaw.


Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

People choose dental implants to replace teeth for a number of reasons. One of the reasons to select dental implants is that they provide a more permanent option than dentures. Dental Implants:

  • Preserve more of your teeth because they don’t rely on neighboring teeth to support them.
  • They fuse to the jaw bone, making them strong and stable.
  • Ideal for people who might have trouble with traditional dentures.

The Treatment Process

The process of having dental implants inserted is one that takes several months, but the time required is worth it for the results.

  • You might require treatment such as sinus augmentation or ridge modification to prepare your jaw and gums.
  • After the implants have been surgically inserted, several months of healing are required before a crown can be placed on the implant.

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