If you are missing teeth, you want to find a dental prosthesis that will help you reclaim your normal, healthy smile. Modern dentistry gives you a number of different options from which to choose—dentures, bridges, and then increasingly popular dental implant.
This short article is all about the dental implant insertion process. Read through this explanation in order to get a better idea of whether you may benefit from dental implants.
Dental implants can help you restore your smile whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth. When you come in for a consultation with our dental team, here’s what will happen.
First, we’ll take a look at your existing smile. We’re checking to make sure that you smile is strong and sturdy enough to support a dental implant. If you do have diminished jawbone or gum tissue, we may need to complete some restorative grafts before we move forward with treatment.
Then, we’ll pre-plan your dental implant insertion—pinpointing exactly where your dental implant roots should be placed.
When everyone is happy with the treatment plan, our dental team will insert your implant roots into the appropriate spots along your jaw line. These roots are made of titanium, and shaped like small screws.
Over time, the dental implant root—because it is made of titanium—will bond to your natural bone tissue. If you have a conventional implant placed, we will need to wait for a month or two until the titanium osseointegrates with the bone tissue. Mini dental implant roots do not require the same waiting period.
The final step of the dental implant process is to cap your implant root with an abutment and a crown. Once your crown is in place your smile will look and function naturally again!
Call our Glendale dental implant dentists to learn even more about replacement teeth.