A dental implant is a post placed into your jawbone. It acts as a permanent way to hold a dental crown in place so that you can have a more natural smile with no gaps. These implants are usually made of titanium, which is safe for most patients. If you’re considering getting dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, Dr. Facella can evaluate you to determine if you’re a good candidate.
Dental implants offer certain benefits compared to other types of tooth replacement options, such as dentures. These advantages include:
Dental implants are safe for many patients, but since it’s a form of surgery, Dr. Facella makes sure that you’re a suitable candidate before going through with it. There aren’t many factors that would affect your ability to get dental implants. However, you won’t be able to get them if you’re allergic to titanium. You also need to have the right amount of jawbone for your implant. If you don’t, Dr. Facella might need to use bone grafts to make up for this.
Getting dental implants is a long process that usually takes several weeks to complete. Dr. Facella places the implant into your jawbone first, then waits for it to heal before doing anything else. As your jawbone heals, it fuses with the dental implant, which helps ensure that this post stays in place. After your jawbone heals, Dr. Facella attaches a connector to your implant, then places a custom-made dental crown on it. He then makes sure that your crown fits comfortably and securely.
All you really have to do is brush your dental crown along with your other teeth and go for regular checkups and cleanings. You shouldn’t run into any problems with your dental implants. However, if you do have any issues with them, Dr. Facella can check them and repair or replace them if needed.
If you’d like to know more about dental implants, please contact Danforth Dental to make an appointment.
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