What Are Dental Implants?
Patients that are missing one or more teeth have many options when it comes to restoration treatment. At Plymouth Ann Arbor Oral & Facial Surgery, we believe dental implants are the ideal solution. Dental implants have become the industry standard for tooth replacement because of their improved aesthetics, unmatched durability, and overall convenience. If you are missing one or more teeth, the following information will help you decide if implants are right for you!
Dental Implant Procedure
A dental implant consists of three major parts:
During a minor surgery, a specialist at Plymouth will make a small incision in the gum tissue and expose the jawbone. We then drill a small hole into the jawbone at the implant site. Because the implant screw serves as the root component of the tooth, it needs to be deeply embedded in the bone.
During the next several months, the implant and your bone will fuse together through a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is largely responsible for the many benefits of dental implants. Because of osseointegration, your implant will be able to withstand even the strongest bite forces.
Once your implant and bone have properly fused, we can schedule a second surgery to place the abutment. A specialist at Plymouth will make a second incision in your gums to expose the implant and attach a healing collar. Once your gums have properly healed, we will place the abutment. Then, an impression will be made and shipped to our dental laboratory, where they will fabricate your final restoration.
It can take several weeks to fabricate your final restoration. During this time, you may be given a temporary prosthesis to protect your abutment. Once your restoration is complete, we will check the margins to ensure a proper fit, and permanently cement it into place.
New technologies and techniques have led to a faster implant process. In some cases, the implant and abutment can be placed during the same appointment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
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If you are interested in dental implants, call (734) 455-0710, and schedule your consultation today!