Dental implants are small, titanium posts inserted into the jawbone and act as prosthetic tooth roots. They are biocompatible with the body and fuse to the bone over time, providing an anchor for dental crowns, bridges, and complete dentures. At Complete Dental Health LLC, the implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, and after healing, the implants are restored with porcelain crowns or dental implant-supported dentures. Once in place, dental implants provide numerous benefits, such as improved biting force, speech clarity, and natural smile aesthetics.
Dental implants are stable, permanent, and look natural, just like the rest of your teeth. An implant is placed into the jawbone where the root used to be to replace a missing tooth. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed around your new implant, a post is attached to the implant. An abutment is then connected to the post to finish the restoration. This final piece creates a solid and durable foundation onto which a crown can be placed. A crown is a natural-looking replacement tooth that resembles your other teeth in shape and color. The restoration is completed once the crown is secured to the implant.
Implants can support a bridge or partial denture for patients missing multiple teeth. Multiple implants can also support a complete denture; just like single tooth replacements, the surrounding bone fuses with the implant to create a secure base for your restoration.
Patients who want to replace missing teeth with dental implants should be in good general health, have a robust immune system, and have healthy gums and bone structures. If you lack any of these things, your dentist may recommend treatment to correct them first. Once these conditions are met, you may be a candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants are just like your regular teeth. They look and feel natural, letting you eat and chew normally. The difference is that they’re artificial. They’re made from titanium and other materials compatible with the human body. While they’re strong and durable, you still must take good care of them to keep them healthy.
Regular brushing and flossing are still necessary when you have dental implants. And you also have to schedule regular checkups with your dentist so they can check the health of your implants.
If you are missing one or more teeth and are considering dental implants as a solution, visit Complete Dental Health LLC, at 1123 Hill Street SE, Suite A, Albany, OR 97322, or call (541) 928-6622 to consult with one of our dentists today.