A dental implant is a popular option to replace missing teeth, as it is a safe and predictable procedure, which provides exceptional support and esthetics. In this procedure, a small titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone and allowed to set, a process called osseointegration. At Gables Exceptional Dentistry, this procedure is simplified by using 3D imaging and special softwares to avoid surgery. After osseointegration occurs the bone has grown around the post and has formed a tight connection, which slows or stops the loss of bone that naturally occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then works to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the submerged implant.
This permanent solution has advantages over other alternatives like a dental bridge in that is does not stress the surrounding teeth for support. Additionally, the esthetics achieved with either a single or multiple implants is superior to any other existing dental procedure utilized to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used for support as part of an implant bridge, where they are used as an alternative to partial dentures. This benefits the patient because there is no adjustment period to any removable teeth. Additionally, implants used as supports for dental bridges slow bone loss associated with missing teeth, and cause no discomfort in eating. Perhaps what patients like most is that with this type of treatment they don't have to go through the hassle of removing any prosthesis from the mouth at any time, plus it achieves superior natural esthetics.
To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment with Gables Exceptional Dentistry, please contact us today.Contact Gables Exceptional Dentistry 786-623-2455