Do you hide your smile when you laugh because you feel uncomfortable due to missing teeth? Did you know that tooth loss can cause your bite to shift and your face structure to alter? Dental implants can restore your smile and replace any lost teeth. It is also considered as one of the best options for you to get back on track and regain that gorgeous, beautiful smile.
Our dental clinic in Edina, Minnesota will be happy to assist you with any concerns regarding dental implants and other cosmetic dental procedures.
BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS
Artificial roots called dental implants are inserted into the jawbone to replace loss or missing teeth. The prosthetic roots are held in place by the bone that gradually forms around them. These tooth roots eventually fuse with your jawbone through the process called osseointegration. As the dental implants fully settle in your mouth, you can never tell the difference between your real teeth, and the implants.
Dental implants can either be endosteal or subperiosteal. Implants that are endosteal are inserted into the bone. They are the most prevalent kind of implants, and are made from safe materials. This type of implant can be used to secure one or more teeth with just one implant. When the jawbone is too weak to sustain an endosteal implant, the second type of implant—subperiosteal—is employed. These implants aren't drilled into the bone, rather, they are positioned above or on top of the bone.
DENTAL IMPLANT PROCESS & RECOVERY TIME
Dental implant surgery can take as little as 3 months or as much as 9 months. To make the patient as comfortable as possible, the process is divided into several appointments. Before the procedure is finished, your dentist in Edina, Minnesota, might advise that you visit a variety of dental specialists, including an oral surgeon and a periodontist. This is to ensure that you get the most out of your implant surgery, and get as many useful information as possible.
Here are the five different processes involved in dental implant surgery: 1. evaluation (to determine whether your jawbones are healthy enough for the implant), 2. implant surgery, 3. osseointegration (a 2–6 month process ), 4. abutment implantation (used to connect the implant to the missing teeth), 5. and tooth implantation.
ARE YOU EXCITED TO LEARN MORE?
Are you sick of noticing gaps in your teeth or of not being able to smile with confidence just like before? To make an appointment, talk to our dental expert, Dr. Bashar, by visiting our clinic in Edina, Minnesota or call us at (612) 800-8002.