Who is a Candidate?
If you have a missing tooth, it is about time you got yourself a dental implant. They are quite a reliable substitute for dental bridges. Dental implants are a permanent solution for people of any age. A simple explanation of dental implants is that they look, feel, and work quite similar to your natural teeth. This process requires oral surgery, which requires a healthy and strong bone structure of your teeth as the implant gets aligned with your bone with time.
If you do not have a healthy bone structure, the implant will automatically become loose and fall over time, but there is a solution for that too. For such patients, a process known as bone grafting is conducted before the placement of the implants. So, if you are looking for a permanent solution to get back your perfect smile, Dr. Behnaz Yalda, DMD should be your go-to.
Advantages of Dental Implants
There are many advantages to getting dental implants. One of the benefits is that they do not just look exceptionally natural but also feel and function like your real teeth. It helps you to bite and chew like you used to with your natural teeth. Another advantage is that implants have a long life. Whenever we recommend any patient to get a dental implant, their first question is always about its durability. We always tell them it is more durable than other treatment options like bridges and dentures as long as you follow a proper oral hygiene routine.
Moreover, other advantages include not filing down the length of other teeth except the teeth that need dental implants because they do not require support. Apart from that, implants protect the structure of your bones by providing stimulation to the jawbone and enhance the shape of your face. Living with a missing tooth for a long time can damage the bone structure and apply unusual pressure on the rest of your teeth. The other teeth also shift in order to occupy the space. However, an implant saves you from all of that.
Process of Dental Implants
For one missing tooth, a single dental implant and a crown are placed on it. For several missing teeth, bridges can be placed. However, a full denture is required if all of your teeth are missing. In the dental implant surgery procedure, a titanium rod is put into the area where the tooth has been missing. With time, the titanium post aligns with your jawbone, which helps heal your tissue and jawbone to regenerate. This can take a few months to show bear results.
As soon as your implant gets fused with your bone, our specialists will measure your teeth' size and use a mold to obtain your bite's shape to get the perfect arrangement of your teeth for making the crown. We make sure that the crown's color matches as closely as possible with the color of your natural teeth before being placed. After the surgery, it is quite normal to feel a bit of discomfort. However, it goes away with the passage of time. For more information, please call Dr. Behnaz Yalda, DMD at (240) 831-6001 today.