Implant Dentistry

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What is a Dental Implant?

You are probably familiar with the idea of dentures and bridges. Where dentures are removable replacements for teeth and bridges are fixed to teeth on either side of a lost tooth, a dental implant is a permanent “implanted” replacement.

A dental implant consists of:

  • A screw-like, titanium post implanted in the jaw, and which fuses with the bone.
  • An abutment, which connects to the titanium post and provides a seat for the crown.
  • A crown, the part which looks, fits, and functions like your natural tooth.

Dental implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, and they can last a lifetime. After more than 30 years of service, many dental implants first provided in the US continue to function perfectly.

Why Choose Dental Implants over Dentures and Bridges?

More and more people are choosing dental implants, both because of their amazing success after decades of use, and because the technology and techniques available keep making implant surgery easier and dental implants even more reliable.

When you choose Keystone Oral Surgery, you can be assured that you will experience state-of-the-art care, safety, and results!

  • Dental implants can never get cavities.
  • Dental implants don’t harm neighboring teeth.
  • Dental implants help maintain oral health and may prevent bone loss.
  • Dental implants eliminate the day-to-day frustration of dentures.
  • Renew your smile, self-confidence, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Does a Dental Implant Require Surgery?

Yes. Implant surgery is performed by a qualified dental surgeon. While safer and more effective than ever, a successful implant requires careful evaluation and consideration. Your surgery will require a few steps which may take place over several months.

Your health will be evaluated and imaging studies performed.

  • Bone grafts may be needed to help with bone loss before an implant can be successful.
  • Implanting the titanium post is the most important step, after which a period of healing is necessary for the bone to fuse with the implant and provide a stable foundation.
  • The abutment is added and, similarly, allowed some time to heal.
  • The restorative phase is the last step. It consists of placing the crown, the part that looks and functions like your natural tooth.

To last a lifetime, a dental implant needs care like that of a natural tooth, including flossing, brushing, and good oral hygiene. While the implant itself is artificial and can never get a cavity, keeping your teeth and mouth clean and your gums healthy is critical to the long-term success of the implant.

The Experience of Getting a Dental Implant

While only a qualified dental surgeon can provide a dental implant, the surgery and all associated treatments take place in the oral surgeon’s office.

From the patient’s point of view, the discomfort and work involved is roughly like having a root canal, while the outcome can be longer lasting and more durable.

Ask Your Local Oral Surgeon

From whether you are a good candidate for Dental Implants to the risks involved and what to expect after surgery, every patient deserves the one-on-one care, consultation, and state-of-the-art treatment available at Keystone Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Call us today at 878-295-8322 or use our Contact form.

We look forward to your questions, to meeting you, and to helping you achieve a bright smile and a healthy mouth.

 

 

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