Dental implants are an optimal means of replacing teeth. Furthermore, they are a great alternative to bridges, partials, and dentures.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth.
What is a Dental Implant?
An implant consists of an artificial tooth root made of titanium, resembling a screw. These are placed within your jaw bone, allowing it to bond with your natural bone. Crowns are custom-made to your mouth, matching your natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants are known for their benefits compared to other tooth replacement methods. Dental implants are comfortable, and they feel and look like natural teeth. Moreover, they provide a stable foundation as there are no issues with dentures and adhesives. Lastly, there are no worries with teeth shifting, they help protect the overall structure, and normally last a lifetime.
What does the process consist of?
First, the tooth must be extracted. Bone grafting may also be done at this time to keep a stable platform for the implant. Generally, you can expect 2-4 months of healing time.
Next, we place the implant with 3-6 months of healing time.
Then, we’ll take molds of the implant site for crown construction and the part that attaches the crown to the implant. Patients can expect 4-6 weeks of laboratory time.
Lastly, we attach the implant and cement in the crown.
Are you interested in our dental implant services at Reflection Ridge Dental? Give us a call to get on our schedule for a consultation.