Dental Implant Procedure
If you have missing teeth, you might be considering various teeth replacement options. There are multiple ways of dealing with the loss of teeth. Dental implants are one of the most effective treatment options. At OHIOSmiles, we will help get a dental implant procedure that suits you.
Anyone with good oral health who wants to replace missing teeth can get dental implants. Before the dental implant procedure, your doctor will also assess your bone and gum health. If you have oral health issues, your dentist can help you resolve the issues before this treatment. After the dental implant procedure, you will also have to commit to maintaining your periodontal health through proper brushing and flossing, and regular dental appointments to reduce the risk of implant failure.
Your doctor will first make an incision on your gum to expose the jawbone. They will then drill into your jawbone to place an implant post that will serve as the root of the dental implant.
Once the implant post is placed in the bone, osseointegration will begin. Through the osseointegration process (which may take several months), your jawbone will grow and fuse with the implant. After this process, an abutment will be attached to the implant through another surgical process. But, in some cases, the abutment is anchored on the implant during the first surgery and thus you don’t need a second surgery.
Once your gum has healed after the placement of the abutment, an artificial crown that looks like your real teeth can be attached. If your jawbone isn’t strong or thick enough to support, you may need a bone grafting procedure. In this case, your doctors may use a bone graft to rebuild your jawbone. Doctors can either use a bone graft from your body or a synthetic graft that can help spur new bone growth. Your doctor will advise you on the option that’s ideal for you.
Dental implants will improve your appearance because they function and look like your real teeth. Besides, they can be permanent because they’re anchored to your jawbone. They can also prevent bone loss, which can change the structure of your face. Dental implants can also improve your speech. Poorly fitting dentures often slip, causing you to slur words or mumble. Dental implants are firmly anchored and thus won’t slip.
Dental implants function like real teeth and thus make eating easier. Once your implant has fully healed, you can eat all of your favorite foods without having to worry about pain or discomfort. If you diligently maintain your oral health, you can use your dental implants for a lifetime. Dental implants also can also bolster your self-esteem. They look like your real teeth and so you can smile again with confidence.
How Successful are Dental Implants?
The rate of success for dental implants varies based on individual habits and health. But, for individuals with great oral hygiene, the success rate is over 95 percent. For a dental implant procedure that will improve your health and well-being, call OHIOSmiles at (740) 781-0540 today.