Dental implants’ is a long term solution for missing teeth.
Although, dental implant is an artificial permanent replacement
for the roots and crown of a missing tooth, it helps people to
chew, smile, talk and look completely natural.
Dental implants procedure can take as little as a few weeks and
as long as nine months depending on the condition and health of
the oral cavity. The procedure requires a team comprising of a
dentist, Prosthodontist and an oral surgeon.
The procedure involved in making dental implants includes:
Evaluation of the oral cavity
Placement of Dental Implants
Attachment of Abutment
Fixing the Crown
Evaluation of oral cavity:
An oral or maxillofacial surgeon will evaluate the dental cavity to
check jaw bone density and overall dental health. When patients
do not have enough jawbone density, a bone graft will be placed
in the area of the missing tooth. In case of any infections the
dental specialist may prescribe antibiotics and other treatments.
Placement of Implants:
The implant made of a thin titanium rod which will act as the
teeth root is attached to the jawbone under the gum line. This is
achieved by a series of incisions in the gums followed by drilling
a hole in jawbone to fix the implant properly. After fixing, the
surgeon will attach a healing cap or cover screw.
Recovery from the surgery:
The implant site may be painful, swollen and bleed a lot.
The healing process may take a few weeks to four months.
During this period bone cells will be getting fixed to the implants,
the process is known as Osseointegration.
Attachment of Abutment:
The gums will be reopened and an abutment is attached. The
process is done by an oral surgeon under a local anesthetic.
Fixing the crown:
After healing from the minor surgery the prosthodontist will fix
the permanent crown using a screw or cement onto the
Maintaining the implant:
The success rate of dental implants is 95%. But, it is important to
brush and floss the implant regularly to prevent gum diseases
which may cause the implant to fail.
For reliable dental implants and other dental procedures such as
cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening and much more,
Mint Hill Dentistry
5833 Phyliss Ln Mint Hill, NC 28227
Phone: (704) 568-801