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A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped post that serves as a replacement tooth root. Like a natural tooth root, it is housed in the bone beneath the gum. Implants are made of titanium, which has a unique ability to fuse to bone in a process called osseointegration. That's what makes implants so sturdy and reliable.

Today's state-of-the-art implant systems enable a minimum number of implants to support a maximum number of teeth. That means as few as four implants can be used to support a full arch (upper or lower jaw) of fixed, non-removable replacement teeth. What's more, it is sometimes possible to accomplish this remarkable, life-changing process in justone day!

Implant-supported dentures offer a more efficient and cost-effectivestrategy for permanent tooth replacement than using a single dental implant for every missing tooth, which is impractical and not recommended — particularly where bone loss has occurred. In order to restore the natural proportions of your teeth and gums with less bone volume, we need to create a lifelike prosthesis (replacement) that contains both teeth and gums; otherwise, any permanent replacement teeth would look overly long.

 

what to expect

Three-dimensional (3-D) x-rays of your jaw may be taken to pinpoint the location of anatomical structures such as bone,sinuses and nerves. This will enable us to determine how many implants you need and the ideal location for them. For each implant we will need to make a small channel in the bone. You will feel nothing during the implant-placement surgery, which usually requires only local anesthesia. We will discuss your individual anesthesia options with you beforehand and make sure you are comfortable.

Three-dimensional (3-D) x-rays of your jaw may be taken to pinpoint the location of anatomical structures such as bone,sinuses and nerves. This will enable us to determine how many implants you need and the ideal location for them. For each implant we will need to make a small channel in the bone. You will feel nothing during the implant-placement surgery, which usually requires only local anesthesia. We will discuss your individual anesthesia options with you beforehand and make sure you are comfortable.

Once your implants are in place, we will attach a temporary set of teeth, which stays in your mouth approximately three months until the implants are fully fused to your bone and healing is completed. Because implant surgery is very precise and well-planned, people generally have little post-operative discomfort and begin functioning with their new temporary teeth almost immediately. However, it's a good idea to avoid crunchy, chewy or tough foods for at least six to eight weeks.

When the process of osseointegration is complete, we attach permanent teeth that fit your healed gum tissues more precisely than the temporary ones did. With these teeth you can eat anything you want — and they will look as good as they feel! Your new teeth will require the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, and regular checkupsand professional cleanings. With conscientious oral hygiene, implant-supported fixed dentures should last a Lifetime !.

 

Benefits

A More Natural Feel: With dental implants, patients can choose to wear their dentures indefinitely, including while they sleep. Implant-supported dentures feel strong and firmly rooted, the closest possible thing to restoring your natural teeth to health.

Increased Security: Traditional dentures are not always the most secure. Dentures can slide around in the mouth, making talking and eating a chore and a source of anxiety. With the help and support of dental implants, dentures stay firmly in place and act just like your natural teeth. The fear of teeth that clack and slide with every word or bite can disappear.

Increased Dental Health:  Some times traditional dentures slip and slide against the surface of the mouth, causing irritation and oral health issues. Dental implants can ensure that your mouth, as a whole, is in tune and working the way it should.

Increased Longevity: Many dental prostheses like crowns and bridges only last a few years before needing to be replaced. Because dental implants involve a surgical procedure, the implants are built with longevity in mind. With proper care and oral hygiene maintenance, dental implants can last you the rest of your life.

Less to Worry About: Insecurity from unsteady dentures can make a person anxious and uneasy, wary of going out and enjoying life for fear of an embarrassing dentures slip. But the benefits of dental implants means that you have less to worry about when it comes to your dentures. 

 

Maintenance

Follow these tips to keep your implanted supported denture in the best condition:

  • Meticulously clean around the implants and attachments
  • Remove the denture at least twice a day for cleaning
  • Replace the clips or other attachments on the bar-retained denture as needed if they loosen.
  • Visit the dentist every three months for a cleaning and checkup during the first year