What You Need to Know About a Dental Implant Procedure

A dental implant procedure can be the perfect solution for restoring your smile. If you have missing teeth dental implants may be the solution. Dental implant patients report having restored their confidence and improve their oral health.

Your dentist or oral surgeon is the best source of information to learn more about the dental implant procedure and how it can help your smile. We have seen dental implant advantages to be numerous and can deliver benefits to a wide range of patients, but not everyone is a candidate for this procedure.

What You Need to Know About the Procedure

Did you know that dental implant surgery can be used to restore one or many teeth? Dental implants can be used to help retain a lower or an upper denture, they are the closest thing to natural teeth.

The implant is made up of a few different parts. The implant itself is a small screw that is implanted below the gum line into the jawbone. The abutment is the piece that sits on top of the implant. The prosthetic is the piece that looks and feels like a natural tooth that either screws or snaps on to the abutment.

Once the implant is placed the bone will grow around the implant and the implant will act as an anchor to help reduce bone loss. The implant also acts as a spacer to keep other teeth from shifting out of place.

You will be able to chew, speak and feel comfortable with the implant shortly after placement. It does not interfere nor cause complications with the natural teeth nearby.

Who Is Eligible for Dental Implants?

The general rule of thumb is if you are healthy enough to withstand an extraction then you are healthy enough to withstand an implant. There are some health conditions that can affect whether you are a good candidate for implant surgery, and you should always discuss these with your oral surgeon.

Your dentist is your best resource for helping you to determine if your health condition will prevent or put off having this procedure. Your dentist may require more information about your health condition to make an informed decision.

Best Results

Keep in mind that there is a 98% success rate with this dental implant procedure. While there is some risk, it is minimal. Two things that will determine the outcome of your dental implant surgery: choosing the right oral surgeon and following directions after surgery. Of course, ensuring that you get the best results starts with choosing an experienced specialist to place the implant and then following the recovery instructions step by step after the procedure to ensure everything continues to go smoothly.

Learn more about dental implant procedure and how it can help to restore your smile today by contacting us and scheduling an appointment with one of our offices.