WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Permanent solution for tooth loss
Dental implants are commonly used as a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth without interrupting the healthy tooth structure of neighboring teeth.
With the use of dental implants, tooth loss can be remedied to improve functional chewing and aid in the clarity of speaking abilities as well as the restoration of a beautiful smile. Implants in place, can also serve as a strong carrier of a permanent dental bridge.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Patients who undergo dental implant surgery not only improve their appearance, they also leave our office with stronger and healthier smiles.
Implants fill in gaps left by missing teeth, restoring the appearance of a complete and attractive smile. Dental implants allow you to smile and present yourself to the world confidently and without worry of uncomfortable open gaps in your mouth. Implants also restore chewing when put in place of missing or failed molars. Filling in gaps left by missing teeth also reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, promoting good oral health. Because implants are placed in the jawbone, they help stimulate the bone to prevent it from shrinking and deteriorating. As a result, this helps maintain normal looking facial appearances.
Dental implants are designed as an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jaw to support dental crown restorations and replace missing teeth. Considered to be the most long-lasting solution for missing teeth, dental implants offer a permanent restoration for patients seeking to regain confidence in chewing, speaking and of course smiling.
The Implant Placement Process
The dental implant restoration and crown at Redmond Town Dental is a multi-step process. First, Dr. John Sayyah will carefully examine your mouth to determine the number and location of implants needed. He will also determine which type of dental restoration is the most appropriate for your case. Dr. Sayyah will then refer you to the an appropriate dental surgeon for the placement of the dental implant.
Following the placement of the implant by the dental surgeon, there can be a period of time needed, known as the healing phase, at which the implant will fuse with the jawbone. This process can take several months.
During this time, a temporary crown may be placed. When the implant has fused into the jawbone the second process will begin when you return to our office. Dr. Sayyah will then take digital impressions to use in the fabrication of your replacement crown. All necessary adjustments will be made to your restoration to ensure it fits perfectly.
The implant restoration process is generally performed over the course of two appointments and is minimally invasive. The procedure typically does not require any anesthetic or even the use of an electric handpiece.