Dental implants are one of the most sought-after tooth replacement options. They are composed of a metal implant stud and a tooth-like ceramic crown that replaces the natural tooth. Implants are placed directly into the jawbone, thus offering excellent stability and strength. If you have lost a tooth due to decay, gum disease, external trauma, etc., dental implants would be the ideal solution for restoring your oral functionality and aesthetics. Implants are highly durable and would last for several years together if taken care of properly.
How are dental implants placed?
The dentist would thoroughly examine your candidacy for dental implants during your initial visit to the practice. Before determining the procedure, your overall health will be looked into, such as oral infections and other oral conditions. The dentist would make a digital mold of the teeth and check if you are fit for implants. After this, you may be referred to a dental laboratory to get your personalized implant crown fabricated. The dentist would place the implant in the jawbone by putting you under the effect of local anesthesia. The implant will fuse with the jawbone after a few months, during which you may have a temporary prosthetic tooth on hand to replace the missing one. Once the implant has fused with the bone, we will schedule a second appointment for placing the ceramic crown on it. Once done, it will be checked for fit, bite, and aesthetics before being polished.
What are the advantages of choosing dental implants?
- Dental implants offer excellent stability as they are placed directly in the jawbone.
- They offer excellent longevity as they are made from highly durable materials.
- Implants are available in different sizes and shapes, allowing us to customize them according to your requirement.
- They restore both oral functionality and aesthetics as they replace both teeth and roots.
- The adjoining teeth will not be affected by the implant as it is placed in the exact position where the natural tooth is missing.
How can you care for dental implants?
Taking care of dental implants is very similar to caring for natural teeth and involves regular brushing and flossing. But there are a few things that you should remember while caring for them:
- Do not bite anything hard with an implant as it may damage it or result in broken or cracked teeth.
- Do not put too much pressure on the implant as it may damage it or dislocate it from its socket in the jawbone.
- Brush your teeth gently using a soft-bristled toothbrush instead of using a hard or medium-bristled toothbrush as it may damage or wear off the surface of the crown.
Please reach out to Dicus Family Dentistry at 15 McCabe Drive, #201, Reno, NV 89511, to have a consultation with our dentist. Call us at (775) 828-7246 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.