Dental implants are prosthetic tooth restorations that help replace the teeth that are missing or extracted. They are placed in the jawbone with the help of a metal implant stud, which offers them excellent stability and strength. If you have a missing tooth, then dental implants would often be the most recommended solution by dentists due to the numerous benefits they offer.
What are implants made from?
Implant restorations are made from a combination of tooth-colored ceramic and titanium. We use titanium to make the metal implant posts, as they offer excellent strength, durability and do not lose shape with regular oral activities. Dental-grade ceramic is used to fabricate the teeth, as it provides impressive aesthetics and durability. They can be customized as required to match the appearance of the natural teeth, thus keeping them under disguise.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Implants have a high success rate and also offer a number of benefits like:
- Restore your biting and chewing functions
- Customized to match the exact appearance of the natural teeth
- Long-lasting and durable
- Promote better jawbone health
- Save the neighboring teeth from drifting
How are dental implants placed?
During the initial consultation, Dr. Palmer will diagnose your oral condition and understand it thoroughly. A screening procedure will be conducted, which includes oral x-rays, scans, and an overall health check. It will be used to determine your candidacy for implants, and the data will be used to create a digital impression of the tooth for fabricating the ceramic crown.
During the next consultation, we will prepare you for the implantation surgery. Local anesthesia will be administered before the surgery to numb the oral tissues. Once a small hole is made in the bone, the implant will be placed in it and secured with dental cement. A healing period of a few months will be suggested to allow the bone to fuse with the implant stud.
During the next surgery, we will place a connecting abutment on the implant. The ceramic crown will be attached to the abutment using dental adhesives, after which a bite test will be conducted. Once confirmed, we will polish the crown and take you through the best practices to care for them.
Dr. Palmer is well-versed in a wide variety of dental implant options. We would love to speak with you about your needs and help you decide what type of implants are right for you.