Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for prosthetic teeth, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. The implants are small titanium posts that replace the lost natural tooth roots in the mouth. They are embedded into the jaw bone during a minor surgical procedure in the dental office at Advanced Dental Solutions Inc. Once implanted, they serve as strong and stable anchors for replacement teeth. This gives patients confidence and comfort when wearing their replacement teeth. It will also allow them to eat and speak normally without worrying about slippage or a shifting bite.
The Best Suitable Candidate for Implants
Typical dental implant candidates include anyone who is missing one or more teeth and those who are unhappy with their dentures. However, patients with certain medical conditions may not be good candidates due to an increased risk of infection in the mouth. Patients with a history of smoking or uncontrolled diabetes may also be ineligible for a dental implant procedure due to an increased chance of gum disease and other oral health complications.
The Procedure for Dental Implants
Once your jaw bone has healed and fused with the dental implants, your dentist will attach abutments. Abutments are metal or ceramic posts attached to the implant that holds the dental crown in place. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to the laboratory, where your customized crown will be made. Once the crown is made, your dentist will attach it to your abutment(s) and provide any necessary adjustments to ensure that you are comfortable wearing your new smile.
Once complete, your new smile will look and function like your regular teeth! Brushing and flossing around the dental implants just as you would with your natural teeth help to prevent plaque buildup and keep your mouth healthy. Routine visits to the dentist every six months will also help to ensure that your implants remain in good condition for years to come.
The Benefits of Implants
The dental implant procedure requires several trips to the dentist for oral surgery and restoration, but the results are often worth the effort. Dental implants are titanium posts placed in the jawbone and used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. They replace tooth roots and provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A beautiful smile is powerful; it can help you make more friends, advance your career, and even boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. Moreover, implants are built to last. With proper care, they can last for the rest of your life.
Contact Advanced Dental Solutions Inc at 615 E. 82nd Ave Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99518, or call 907-562-1686 to book a consultation and learn more about your options for replacing missing teeth.