What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a tooth replacement. It uses a small titanium screw that acts like the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants are used for both the upper or lower jaws. A dental implant will fuse to the bone. It is an ideal anchor for replacement teeth. Dental implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
How do dental implants work?
Implants can now be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost tends to be higher, but the implants and bridges resemble real teeth.
Can anyone receive dental implants at Promenade Dental Office?
alk to Dr. Bao about whether you are a dental implant candidate. You must be in good health and have the proper bone structure and healthy gums for the implant to stay in place. People who are unable to wear dentures may also be good candidates. The success rate of implants is not as good for those with chronic problems. Issues include clenching, bruxism, or diabetes. Additionally, people who smoke or drink alcohol may not be good candidates for Dental Implants Temecula.
What can I expect during this procedure?
The dentist must perform surgery to anchor the “artificial root” into or on your jaw bone. The procedure is done in the dental office with local anesthesia. The gum is then secured over the implant, which will remain covered until it fuses with the bone. The dentist then uncovers the implant and attaches an extension, or post, to the implant. With some implants, the implant and post are a single unit placed in the mouth during the initial surgery. Finally, the dentist makes an artificial tooth or same-day crown, that is attached to the implant post.
How long does the process take?
The process can take up to nine months to complete. Each patient has different heal times. After the implant and posts are placed surgically, the healing process can take up to six months. The fitting of replacement teeth heals in no more than two months. With good bone quality, posts and replacement teeth can be fitted in one appointment.
What is the success rate of dental implants Temecula?
The success rate for dental implants Temecula depends on the tooth’s purpose and location in the mouth. It is also affected by the patient’s overall health.
How do I care for implants?
Poor oral hygiene is a big reason why some implants fail. It is important to floss and brush around the fixtures at least twice a day. Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your new implants. We offer additional cleanings of up to four times per year. The doctor may recommend this to ensure that you maintain healthy gums.
What is the cost of implants?
Implants cost more than bridgework because they involve surgery and are more involved. Some dental procedures may be covered by dental insurance. Your dentist can help you with this process. Temecula dentures dental office offers affordable pricing.